poetic forms

My favorite poetic assignments were always the free verse poems. After however many weeks of sonnets, blank verse, haikus and other strict forms, it was nice to be able to just spew words. But after writing more poetry, I’ve found that free verse is just as much of a form as […]

How to Write Free Verse Poetry

how to write a limerick
Limericks are witty 5-line poems that originate from Limerick, Ireland. (Anything on the Internet is true, right?) Historically limericks originated in France but became popularized in Limerick, where the story goes that drinking Irish poets would have poetry battles. After Edward Lear published a collection of limericks in A Book of Nonsense, the […]

How to Write a Limerick