Welcome to Your Poetry Writing Happy Place!
Word Craft Poetry is an uplifting community where poets can learn the basics of writing Japanese and American syllabic poetry by sharing their own poetic inspiration within a weekly poetry challenge called #TankaTuesday.
Participants submit their poetry written in one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, badger hexastich, and Abhanga; or a form from the poetscollective.org. Poets receive positive feedback from peers who inspire each other to stretch their creativity. Participants and readers return each week to celebrate the weekly poetry stars recap each Monday.
Click the images below to connect with the poetry challenge resources. Now, let’s craft some syllabic poetry together!
#TankaTuesday Poetry Crafting Resources
Poetry Challenge Rules
Learn the rules to craft syllabic poetry.
Poetry Challenge Cheat Sheet
All the forms with additional links in one place.
#TankaTuesday Poet’s Book Gallery
Links to books written by our poetry community
Find additional syllabic forms to write on poetscollective.org.
Optional Poetry Forms
Detailed information on some optional forms. Check out the NEW poetry forms created by our poets HERE.
Learn more about rhyme schemes used in syllabic poetry.
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