Poetry Forms.

February 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Y’all may have noticed the haiku that have been creeping up on this blog from time to time of late. Something I like to do from time to time is try out new poetic forms to challenge myself to do something new. It’s easy to get in a rut, especially with free-verse writing. So right now, I’m working on haikus, which I know next to nothing about. Anyone have any good book recommendations for this form?

In the mean time, I’ll be posting my efforts on here and any feedback would be appreciated. And if you’re interested in writing some formal poems along with me (haiku or other formal types), feel free to post them on here. I’d love the inspiration.

Some resources:

Wiki’s page on haiku: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

Robert Brewer’s giant list of poetic forms: http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/2010/11/13/PoeticFormsListNovember2010.aspx

Cool site: http://www.ahapoetry.com/haiku.htm

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