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Write Short & Share: Cherita

A column created in preparation for Folded Word’s upcoming panel on short-form poems at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival. As we mentioned last week, writing short form poetry can provide a framework for practicing specific poetic skills. It can also serve as a safe,…

Write Short & Share: Shadorma

This week’s featured short form is the shadorma. I couldn’t find any conclusive information on its invention, but the rules for this form seem to be a riff off the simplified English version of the Japanese tanka…

The Garden Party

He stepped from The Tube and walked through the station. It was still a sun-filled early evening when he emerged onto the street. He carried a cream shopper bag over his shoulder with meat-free burgers and halloumi nestled together inside.

I wonder what you see…

INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the images and scene below.

WonderFold Selection: Demolition Day

A response to July’s #WonderFold prompt

Write Short & Share: Puente

young woman walking on a beach with moored boats in the bay

This week’s featured short form is the puente, invented by James Rasmusson.┬áThe rules for this form are simple:

Write Short & Share: Lanturne

oak leaves spilling down a waterfall

This week’s featured short form is the lanturne (I’ve also seen it spelled lanterne). The rules for this form are simple:

Folded Quotes “The Earth-Boat”

a poetic quote paired with graphic art

I wonder what you see…

INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the images and scene below.

WonderFold Selection: untitled

a response to May’s #WonderFold prompt

Belton House

Belton House is a Grade I listed building in Lincolnshire, England, which sits amid beautiful formal Italian and Dutch gardens. Once the home of the Brownlow/Cust family, it now belongs to The National Trust who open it to the public and run tours. The house is fascinating both outside and in, but the incredible gardens and vast grounds are truly stunning.

Folded Quotes “Portrait of the Artist”

a close up of a beveled mirror

a poetic quote paired with graphic art