Poetry Challenge 15: Petrarchan Sonnet

Over at the AcadLit General Forum, our Poetry Challenge 15 has officially opened for participation. Challenges remain open forever! Submit a Petrarchan Sonnet for the admiration, enjoyment, and critical exercise of your fellow traditional poets. Membership in the forum is free; you just have to answer a brief question about being more or less in…

Poetry Challenge 14: I Will Arise and Go Now

Since our several attempts have proved futile, I’ve decided to make like a hotel elevator and skip 13. Our Poetry Challenge 14 has just opened up! Instead of hosting the challenges here on my personal blog, we’ll now be hosting them at our Academy of Inventive Literature forum. It’s hosted, in turn, by Google Groups…

Poetry Challenge 13: Rhetorical Devices

I’ve been having fun surveying the list of rhetorical devices on Wikipedia. A lot of them I recognized from my favorite reading, or have used without knowing what it was. I think that you probably would have the same experience! The more literary “tricks” we include in our work of literary art – provided we…