Monthly Archives: September 2021

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 243 | Synonyms Only: “Family & Peace”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. Many thanks to Ruth Klein’s Scribbles for choosing the words this week. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “family & peace,” using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf

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#Poetry #Book #Reviews: “Sheep on the Somme, A World War I Pictures & Poetry Project,” by Frank Prem, @frank_prem

Your Next Poetry Book Read! I’ve created a spot here on Word Craft Poetry for poetry book reviews. You’ll find this new category listed in the Navigation menu at the left of the blog. I’ll try to review a couple of books a month. Stay tuned. From the Author In this Picture Poetry collection, journey with the AIF, the ANZACS

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#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 243, #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your syllabic poetry this week? Ruth, from RuthKlein’s Scribbles, selected your two words: Family & Peace 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 cheatsheet OR from

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#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 242 | Poet’s Choice

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was everyone’s favorite: Poet’s Choice! I asked you to write your poetry using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org. As

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D.G.Kaye’s Sunday Book Review – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry by Colleen Chesebro

D.G. Kaye wrote a lovely review for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. I’d appreciate it if you stop by and read the rest of the review. Please share. Thank you. My 5 Star Review: If you’re a lover of poetry and are interested in learning how to write syllabic poetry, or even just as a reader to discover all that’s

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#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Specificform: #Tanka #Prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poem as tanka prose. Learning how to write specific forms, like tanka prose, stretches what we keep in our creative toolbox. Happy Labor Day weekend here in the United States. This is usually our last hurrah for summer here in Michigan. The maple trees are turning, and

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How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don’t know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now… Let’s start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquain is a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose words that create drama that builds

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