A Look Back, & A Look Forward

As 2022 winds down, I embraced all the fun we had writing poetry at Word Craft Poetry this year. Thank you to everyone for joining me. We posted 47 #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenges and 47 Poetry Stars Recap posts! That's a lot of poetry! We average 20 to 30 poets writing poetry each week per challenge. … Continue reading A Look Back, & A Look Forward

The Terrible Poetry Contest

Have you ever heard of the TERRIBLE Poetry Contest? Chel Owens hosts this challenge. This kind of poetry is so fun to write... why do we have to be serious all the time? For this challenge, Chel wants you to write a terrible tanka! You've got this! Welcome to the biweekly Terrible Poetry Contest! This … Continue reading The Terrible Poetry Contest

2022 Poetry Challenge Planning

Planning for the #TankaTuesday Poetry challenge is underway! However, in our corner of the blogosphere we've always worked together on these challenges. We've done the same themes for about three years. It's time to change it up. I'm looking for input from you, the poets who contribute each week. What are you looking for in … Continue reading 2022 Poetry Challenge Planning

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – Poetry Readings

This past Thursday, I joined in on the dVerse Poet's Pub open-mike night. It was great to hear the voices of many of the poets I admire. The poetry was great too! It occurred to me we should do something similar here at Word Craft. I would love to hear your longer-form syllabic poetry recited! … Continue reading Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – Poetry Readings

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/

NEW Release: “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry”

I'm honored to share with you the Ebook release of "Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry." 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 … Continue reading NEW Release: “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry”

In Memoriam: Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent It is with a heavy heart I share with you the passing of our friend and poet, Sue Vincent. Sue was a pillar in our poetic community, always ready to jump into a poetry challenge. And, most importantly, she was always there to offer a kind word of encouragement.Through the years, I'd come … Continue reading In Memoriam: Sue Vincent

Another blog Update…

Hello everybody! I'm in the midst of the worst mercury retrograde I've ever experienced. A couple of months ago my email was hacked. To add to my bucket of woe, I have had countless issues with WordPress, Facebook, and today, Instagram. Someone cloned my account and is sending spam messages to everyone. The Instagram account … Continue reading Another blog Update…

Exciting News!

Just a heads up... I've changed the domain name of Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry to wordcraftpoetry.com. I've created an author blog (still in progress) at colleenchesebro.com. Bear with me while I make all these changes in headers, etc. It might be confusing for awhile, but there is no good time to make these … Continue reading Exciting News!