In Other News: Stationery Feature Part I

We will take a brief break from poetry for a three-part series of features on my favorite stationery. I LOVE writing letters, and collecting beautiful stationery. Sometimes I can hardly bear to part with them when I mail them. I thought to myself, at least I can immortalize them on this blog, and recommend them […]

I couldn’t “Refrain” from writing this

DeviantArt.com is a great place for building a community of literature enthusiasts, writers and readers alike. Various groups there hold contests and challenges to expand your skill set. One group is holding “Another Refrain August” which focuses on poetry which repeats lines throughout the poem, such as the triolet, cascade, villanelle, lai nouveau, and pantoum. […]

Personal Favorites 7: Non-Traditional Form

Here’s an older one–written without a specific form in mind, other than alternating couplets. The original actually had a fourth stanza, but I have found I don’t like it, and the first three say enough on their own. “How to Feel” Today I caught my heart on fire. I felt it in my veins. Yesterday […]