Word craft ~ Prose & poetry “MEET THE POET,” Featuring @Marjorie_Mallon

Welcome to a new feature on wordcraftpoetry.com, which highlights the poets in our writing community. Get to know the people behind the poetry and the books. It's a great way to share our love for writing poetry with others. Today's guest is Marjorie Mallon. She's a frequent participant in our Tanka Tuesday challenges. I've known … Continue reading Word craft ~ Prose & poetry “MEET THE POET,” Featuring @Marjorie_Mallon

How do You Self-Publish a Poetry Book?

Jude, one of our challenge participants, asked me a valuable question. He wanted to know how to self publish a poetry book. (If you have had novel experiences publishing your poetry book, please share in the comments). This is a brilliant question! I usually compile my manuscript on Microsoft Word, but as a MAC user, … Continue reading How do You Self-Publish a Poetry Book?

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 214, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? This month's theme is: Dreams On the Monday recap, I'll select someone to choose next month's theme. For this poetry challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the cheat sheet: Tanka Tuesday Poetry … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 214, #THEMEPROMPT

The Diatelle

I'd like to suggest an optional form for us to experiment with. A few months ago, Merril D. Smith wrote a poem called a Diatelle. She found this form on shadowpoetry.com. “The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but … Continue reading The Diatelle

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month you can … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

What is a Rhyme Scheme?

Did you know plants respond to the sounds of our voices? Sounds like an opportunity to read your poetry aloud! (Talking to Plants) Hello Word Crafters! As I continue to introduce more syllabic poetry forms featuring an end rhyming scheme, I thought we would discuss what an end rhyme scheme is. Here is a quick … Continue reading What is a Rhyme Scheme?

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 213 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). I selected the image for this month’s challenge, but I'll choose someone from the recap to pick the image for next month. Image by Michael Bußmann from Pixabay Hello … Continue reading WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 213 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week's challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 212 #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Word Crafters, I selected the words to get us going. These words are opposites with many synonym possibilities: Loose & Tight For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet below: View Cheatsheet Here are some sites that … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 212 #SYNONYMSONLY

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PoetsChoice or Abhanga

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week's challenge was Poet's Choice, where poets could create an Abhanga poem or a syllabic poem of their choice. If the poetry form they chose was something new, I asked them to teach us how to write the form. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PoetsChoice or Abhanga