Tag: poem

Write Short & Share: Trokeen

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 self-contained place to experiment with poetic elements you’ve never used before. Sometimes, however,…

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…

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:

WonderFold Selection: untitled

a response to May’s #WonderFold prompt

WonderFold Selection: Ebb and Flow

a response to April’s #WonderFold prompt

FIVE (5): an unFold Poetry Contest

It’s that time of year again: unFold Poetry Contest time! Since this year marks unFold’s fifth anniversary bringing you Twitter poems from all over the world, we decided to make the prompt for this year’s contest FIVE (5).

unFold 2012 Garden Show–a poetry contest

Calling all poets with spring fever! Folded Word is hosting a virtual garden show on the unFold blog and Twitter stream in May. This will be a juried show, judged in two stages:

Stage 1 = acceptance into the show
Stage 2 = selection of one Best of Show winner and three Honorable Mentions.