Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Form or no form?

Personally, I have never been one to write poetry by following a set form. I prefer a no rules; let-it-all-hang-out syle.

But, recently, I have been taking a scond look at considering writing a piece in a classic format. Whether that be sonnet or sestina.

Trellis Magazine is a good starting point if you are looking for information on different poetry forms. If you've written a poem in a specific meter or form, it is a great publication to submit your first poems to.