Meet the Poet: Gwen Plano

Welcome to Meet the Poet, a Word Craft Poetry feature written to introduce you to the poets in our writing community. This is a great way to get to know more about the poet and their work. Did you know many of our poets are accomplished fiction and non-fiction authors? Some of our poets are alsoContinue reading “Meet the Poet: Gwen Plano”

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 284, 8/9/22, #SpecificForm: 4-11

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Yvette Calleiro to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was a form that Gwen Plano created, called the 4-11. You can find her 4-11 form HERE. FAST FACTS Gwen says the 4-11 is a stanza of eleven lines, four syllables each line.Continue reading “TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 284, 8/9/22, #SpecificForm: 4-11”

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

What a busy week it’s been! I’ve spent most of the week digging garden beds, planting plants, trees, and bushes. Afterward I had to cover everything up with mulch. After the long winter inside, it felt wonderful to be outside. I’ve lugged so many bags of mulch… I wore myself out! Hopefully, the week aheadContinue reading “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain”

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #SynonymsOnly: “Life & Move”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “life and move,” chosen by Ritu, 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, and Abhanga poetry. Remember… the first of the monthContinue reading “#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #SynonymsOnly: “Life & Move””