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Tanka Tuesday Poetry Stars

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: “Eager & Hope”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge words were selected by Sally Cronin who chose the words, “eager & hope." 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 we found synonyms for the… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: “Eager & Hope”

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 216 #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS NEXT SATURDAY! SPRING FORWARD ON MARCH 14th! Welcome! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this… Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 216 #SYNONYMSONLY

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Stars

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Poets choice

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This first of the month challenge continues to be one of the most creative each month! I marveled at all the different forms you tried. Bravo! Maybe I should make poet's choice available each week? I loved your poetry and the introductions to the new forms. I've shared a… Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Poets choice

poetry contests/publishers

Hedgerow – call for Submissions

hedgerow is a quarterly short-poetry journal dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of new & established voices across the spectrum of the short poem, with particular attention to the constantly evolving forms of haiku, senryu, tanka & haiga. Caroline Skanne,founding editor Submissions for hedgerow #134 welcome. CLOSING DATE: Monday 15th March. Further submission details can be found here. You can follow hedgerow on… Continue reading Hedgerow – call for Submissions

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 215, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Happy March! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this list, let me know by email to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. ❤ It's… Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 215, #POET’SCHOICE

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Stars

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt: Dreams

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write about the theme of "dreams," 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 write any syllabic poetry… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt: Dreams

Meet the Poet

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

Authors Supporting Authors

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 Poetry Challenges

#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

rhyme schemes

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