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 … Continue reading How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

Syllabic poetry has specific rules that should always be followed when submitting your poetry to literary journals. No one likes rejections. Here are a few things that poets should watch out for: Count your syllables and the number of lines specified for the form you are writing. Then, double-check your poem before submission. Use sodacoffee.com to check … Continue reading Helpful Tips & Tricks for Submitting Poetry to Literary Journals

Finding Poetic Inspiration

I've had a few poets ask me about poetic inspiration. Where do you find it, and how do you go about acquiring this precious commodity? I dedicated a section in Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry to just that subject. In my opinion, inspiration is everywhere. But not everyone feels … Continue reading Finding Poetic Inspiration