How to Read a Poem
Scan A Poem. Get The Picture.
Going Postal with Poetry
Rhyme, rhythm, and reality: traditional English verse
Start your New Year with new tools for writing and revising your poems
What kinds of poems fit you?
How do you know a poem is ready?
Do real poets read and write prose poems?
Breaking line with free verse
Line breaks can make or break your poem
Scan a poem. Catch the beat. Change the rhythm as you revise.
Poetry forms help re-form a poem as you revise
National Poetry Month and the 3 Rs
Poets and poems to celebrate during National Poetry Month
Poets who shaped poetry provide good reading for NaPoMo and beyond
How to write haiku
Revising your poetry can be a smooth move.
Poetry Revision: Less can bring more to a poem
Three techniques for revising your poems
Unlocking clockwork rhyme
Villanelles need something worth repeating
Sonnets traditionally require poets to use rhythmic rhymes and argue nicely in fourteen lines
That Punctual Punctuation (Anyway) How
Resolutions for sober poets in the New Year
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