A Year of Fresh Creativity

Well, December had me busy, between finals and travel and holidays, I barely squeaked out my 31 poems for ProjectDFC over on deviantArt. (Which stands for December Form Challenge) I’ve done ProjectDFC for some years now, and this year’s forms were largely syllabic and modern. I know the moderator was trying to change it up […]

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. […]

May Sonnet Challenge Part III.

Here are days 6-8 of the May Sonnet Challenge. Some turned out better than others… as is the point of an exercise like this I suppose. You win some, you lose some. Day Six: “Being and Nothingness” (Pushkin sonnet) Now, without fail, each early morning He stops inside his new cafe Suspects to see him […]