Category Archives: Poetry

Haiku and the Lyric Poem

WHR July 2002 What is Poetry? Haiku & the Lyric Poem Tobias Hill, UK One of the questions addressed by this [WHF2000] Conference is whether and to what degree haiku can be regarded as poetry. I would like to approach … Continue reading

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Short Verse Forms 5 – Tanka

December 2004 TANKA Introduction by Jane Reichhold Tanka, a Japanese poetry form, is one of the oldest that still enjoys current popularity. First called uta (song), the form was later named waka, and only after one of its dips in … Continue reading

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Short Verse Forms 4 – Cinquain

December 2004 Cinquains  Introduction by Deborah P. Kolodji What is a cinquain? Five lines. Originally, a cinquain was simply this – a stanza or poem of five lines, similar to the definition of a quatrain as a stanza or poem … Continue reading

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Short Verse Forms 3 – Sijo

December 2004 Sijo SIJO Introduction by Larry Gross SIJO (see-szo or she-szo, pronouncing the J as the French pronounce Jacques). Roots of this lyrical Korean cousin of haiku and tanka stretch back over 2000 years, to early Chinese forms. It … Continue reading

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Short Verse Forms 2 – Pleiades and Fibonnachi

December 2004 Short Verse Forms 2 – Pleiades and Fibonacchi PLEIADES This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title, followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first … Continue reading

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Short Verse Forms 1 – Triolet

December 2004 Introduction to WHCpoetrybridge The purpose of poetrybridge is to make a union of two differing but complementary literary traditions possible. With this aim in view, poets skilled in both Eastern and Western verse forms engage in constructive and … Continue reading

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Sonnet Techniques

December 2004 WHCMARLENEMOUNTAIN : Editors Marlene Mountain and Paul Conneally mountain sonnets 1 to 6 from ‘the jane connection’ based on a summary of techniques provided by Jane Reichhold from her book ‘Writing and Enjoying Haiku 1. The Technique of Comparison:‘something and … Continue reading

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Poetry Bridge – Poetry Selections

VOLUME 2: ISSUE 2 JULY 2002 WHCpoetrybridge – poetry selections John E. Carley, UK, Editor Denis Garrison, US, Co-moderator Joe Warner, UK, Co-moderator .Stephen Clay Dearborn – Mission, Kansas, US Blackandwhite/Fog “absitively posolutely” — my father’s phrase, or so I … Continue reading

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