Tag: short form

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…

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. The 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: