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Poetic Forms

Poetic Forms

A how-to guide to the 15 main poetic forms

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!

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