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

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/

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