#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars Theme Challenge No. 227

Happy Memorial Day. As a veteran and the wife of a 100% disabled veteran, I like to honor my fellow military brothers and sisters who lost their lives serving our county in the line of duty. True patriots never forget! Image by Jackie Williamson from Pixabay brave Americans who served... died to keep us free … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars Theme Challenge No. 227

Tips & Tricks for Submissions to Literary Journals

Syllabic poetry has specific rules that should always be followed when submitting poetry to literary journals. No one likes rejections. Here are a few things that poets should watch out for: Count your syllables and the number of lines specified for the form you are writing. Then, double-check your poem before submission. At Word Weaving, … Continue reading Tips & Tricks for Submissions to Literary Journals

Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

Syllabic poetry has specific rules that should always be followed when submitting your poetry to literary journals. No one likes rejections. Here are a few things that poets should watch out for: Count your syllables and the number of lines specified for the form you are writing. Then, double-check your poem before submission. Use sodacoffee.com to check … Continue reading Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

WordCrafter Poetry Treasures blog tour – Day 2 featuring Victoria Zigler

Day Two of the Poetry Treasures Blog Tour introduces us to Tori Zigler and her poetry. Thanks for reading and sharing. ❤

Robbie's inspiration

Poetry Treasures is an anthology of poems by a number of talented poets. Today I am thrilled to introduce poet and children’s author, Victoria Zigler, whose work features in this anthology.

I don’t do routines by Victoria Zigler

I’ve made that fact clear in several interviews where I’ve been asked what my writing routine looks like.

It’s not that I don’t want to, because I’d love to have a proper routine.  The simple fact is, I can never make it stick, and it’s not even poor willpower, but issues with insomnia battling chronic fatigue, which means sometimes I go days where I’m lucky if I need all the fingers on one hand to count the hours of sleep I managed to get in those few days – regardless of how physically tired I might feel – while other times it’s the reverse, and it’s hours of wakefulness that are few…

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WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 227, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? I didn't hear from Padre whose turn it was to select the theme... so, you guys are stuck with me. Sorry. 😀 Go where this month's prompt leads you: Travel/Journeys Poem Analysis.com explains: "When one considers this … Continue reading WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 227, #THEMEPROMPT

Welcome to the WordCrafter’s “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour

I’m thrilled to share that Kaye Lynne Booth is hosting day 1 in the Poetry Treasures blog tour. This post features Jude Itakali, from Tales Told Different blog. Please enjoy. ❤

Writing to be Read

WordCrafter Poetry Treasures Book Blog Tour

Welcome to Day #1 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures Book Blog Tour. We’ve got a great tour planned with guest posts from several of the contributing authors to this poetry collection, and an awesome giveaway. Follow the tour and leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win one of three digital copies of Poetry Treasures to be given away. (Winners will be randomly selected following the end of the tour.)

Many of you may be familiar with Robbie Cheadle’s monthly blog series, “Treasuring Poetry”, which has grown in popularity since she began the series last year, here on Writing to be Read. For those who are not familiar with this series, Robbie hosts one author/poet guest each month, with an interview and review of their latest poetry collection. The series is popular because Robbie asks good questions which are…

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#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars: #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poetry 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, Abhanga poetry) inspired by Trent McDonald's photo shown below: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Image credit: Trent McDonald Remember… … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars: #PhotoPrompt

Finding Poetic Inspiration

I've had a few poets ask me about poetic inspiration. Where do you find it, and how do you go about acquiring this precious commodity? I dedicated a section in Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry to just that subject. In my opinion, inspiration is everywhere. But not everyone feels … Continue reading Finding Poetic Inspiration

The Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Cheat Sheet

The Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Cheat Sheet has been updated. Remember, if you are using these instructions to enter poetry contests and journals, do your research. This is only a brief description of how to write the different forms of syllabic poetry. https://wordcraftpoetry.com/tanka-tuesday-poetry-cheat-sheet-for-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenges/

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves and #Review – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m thrilled to have received such a lovely review from Sally Cronin for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. ❤

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

As a participant in Colleen Chesebro’s weekly Tuesday Tanka Challenge, I have discovered so many different forms of syllabic poetry and come to love creating poems in these formats. I am delighted to share the news of Colleen’s new release and also my release for the guide.

About the book

Are you ready to learn how to craft Japanese and American poetry? Consider this book the first step on your journey to learning the basics of how to craft syllabic poetry. Inside, you will discover many new forms, syllable combinations, and interpretations of the different Japanese and American forms and structures of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, renga/solo renga, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, the cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry.

So… what are you waiting for? Let’s craft syllabic poetry together!

My review for the guide and poetry collection May 19th 2021

I have enjoyed poetry from…

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