Poetic Forms – for computers and printers


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A how-to guide to the 15 main poetic forms, written by Linda France and illustrated with specially-commissioned examples from some of our best women poets, including Ruth Padel, Mimi Khalvati and Wendy Cope. You can shell out for the 366-page Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms – or download our handy wee guide for £3. The choice is yours!

Contents include: villanelle, sestina, sonnet, free verse, haiku, tanka, quatrains, couplets, triplets, rondeau redouble, terza rima, pantoums, lists, ballades and concrete poetry.

‘A sonnet – hurrah! I would have liked there to be more good poems in traditional forms’ Wendy Cope (judge of Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2014)

‘I like to see that a poet has engaged with form, and bothered to think about whether the poem should be divided into stanzas’ Kathleen Jamie (judge of Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2013)

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