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How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
The Beowulf Poet.
Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Corey Marks.
François Villon Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Louise Glück. Len Anderson. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A).
Rainer Maria Rilke Richard Hugo. Robert Bly. Sara Teasdale. Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
Galway Kinnell featured in:
Best American Poetry: 2003 (guest editor Yusef Komunyakaa) with "When the Towers Fell", republished in his Strong is Your Hold.
Best American Poetry: 2001 (guest editor Robert Hass) with "The Quick and the Dead", republished in his Strong is Your Hold.
Best American Poetry: 1999 (guest editor Robert Bly) with "Why Regret", republished as the closing poem in his Strong is Your Hold.
Best American Poetry: 1990 (guest editor Jorie Graham) with "When One Has Lived A Long Time Alone", republished as the title poem in his When One Has Lived A Long Time Alone .
A New Selected Poems.
Strong Is Your Hold.
When One Has Lived A Long Time Alone.
|Prose: Walking Down the Stairs, selections from interviews.|
|Translations: The Poems of François Villon|
|Time line. Links and Books.|
|In 90% of the first 10 poems.||In 60%.||In 60%.||In 50%.||In 40%.|
|Averages about 5.5 words per poem;
includes slashed, writhed, caressing, kiss, blugeoned, oozings.
|2.5 per poem for words of sound;
includes guffaws, yelping, chuckle, hiccupping.
|1.0 per poem for words of taste;
includes blackberry, eating clover, eating an orange.
|Averages about 1.5 words per poem;
includes black, green, saffron, rosy.
|0.6 per poem for words of smell;
includes blossoms; reeking.
|colon||in 4 (40%) of 10 poems|
|dashes||in 6 (60%) of 10 poems|
|question mark||in 4 (40%)|
|italics||in 2 (20%)|
|ellipsis||in 1 (10%)|
|semicolon||in 1 (10%)|
|parentheses||in 0 ( 0%)|
|exclamation mark||in 4 (4%)|
Books of Poetry Form. Alphabetic list of poetry forms and related topics. Poetry Home. How to Write Poetry.
Franz Wright. Jack Gilbert. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Len Anderson.
Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Richard Hugo. W.S. Merwin.
© 2006-2013 by J. Zimmerman
The quoted poems are Copyright © 1960-2012 by Galway Kinnell.
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