I realize that, as an editor of verse, I often throw around lingo that not everyone knows. So I figured it would be a good idea to cover some basic poetry terms in a handy-dandy guide you can come back to!
Tag Archives: Poetry
Tips for Writer’s Block
Imagine this: you’ve come up with a writing project that you’re excited about. You sit down, get words on the page, and things are moving along nicely. And then you hit a snag. Writer’s block has appeared. So how can you fight 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.
5 Recently Developed Types of Poetry
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?
10 Types of Poetry You Might Not Have Heard Of
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.
This week we’re diving a little more into something I said a couple weeks ago: how proofreading sometimes deals with more suggestions than concretes when it comes to poetry.
Editing Poetry vs. Editing Prose
I’ve touched on this already, but it’s still something that’s fascinating to me and that I’m constantly thinking about: editing poetry and editing prose are two different things. Ok, not entirely, but they’re different enough for me to notice. Let’s take a look!
Poetry Outside of Collections and Music
Short and sweet today. Let’s take a look at places you might find poetry outside of poetry collections and music!
Songs as Poetry
Happy National Poetry Month! In honour of it, I thought I’d do something a little more fun than the solely instructional things I’ve been doing the last few weeks. So . . . poetry and songs!