Welcome to my defence of and roundabout love letter to free verse and other styles like it.
I got really deep into the whole researching-poetry-styles hole these last couple of weeks, and while I was in that hole, I recalled a style that I love reading: the reverse poem.
While doing research for last week’s “10 Types of Poetry You Might Not Have Heard Of” post, I stumbled across a couple of forms that were developed pretty recently, and that got me thinking – what other forms are relatively new to the world?
Here in Canada, I grew up hearing and learning about certain types of poems, but what we’re taught in school is just a fraction of the poetry styles out there. Here are 10 types of poetry you might be unfamiliar with.