WD Poetic Form Challenge: Englyn Penfyr

We’re still finishing up the kimo poetic form challenge, but let’s go ahead and start another new poetic form challenge (and keep the kimo poems coming in the meantime). This time around, we’ll write the englyn penfyr, a Welsh tercet form. Find the rules for writing the englyn penfyr here. There’s a lot going on … Read more

Writer’s Digest Presents: National Poetry Month (Podcast, Episode 4)

In this fourth episode of the Writer’s Digest Presents podcast, Amy, Robert, Moriah, and Michael discuss their first experiences with writing poetry (and poetry teachers), finding poetry on social media, new poetic forms, favorite poets, and more. Thoughts on Poetry From the WD Editors: “When I was working on art books, one of the poetry … Read more

What Is a Lyric Essay in Writing?

I saved the lyric essay for April, because April is poetry month, and the lyric essay is a little more on the poetic and experimental side of creative nonfiction writing. In fact, most places that talk about the lyric essay reference poetry. Does that mean only poets can write the lyric essay? Well, that’s one … Read more

Wordy 30: Poetic Games – Writer’s Digest

I’m going to be honest; I’m between poetic forms at the moment, and I’m getting ready for this year’s April Poem-A-Day Challenge. But I want to try playing a little poetic game this week. You see, I’ve been playing Wordle the past couple months, trying to guess a five-letter word in 6 guesses (or 30 … Read more

Abecedarium (or Abecedarius): Poetic Forms

The rules for the abecedarium (or abecedarius) are pretty simple. It’s an acrostic form that uses a different letter of the alphabet, in order, for the beginning of each line. Also, may also fall under the umbrella of alphabet poetry. ***** Play with poetic forms! Poetic forms are fun poetic games, and this digital guide … Read more

Englyn Unodl Union: Poetic Forms

I thought I was done with the englyn, and it’s various variations, but alas, here’s one more. The englyn unodl union is like the englyn unodl crwca, except it flips the first two lines with the second two lines. As such, here are the guidelines for the englyn unodl union: Poem comprised of quatrains (or … Read more