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  1. P

    All the flowers are made of paper

    This has been spurred by a recent conversation, but is something that comes up time and time again on WF and in other crit groups. It's the instruction to cut work back, or the converse to add metaphor, emotion and imagery. What tends to happen, especially with developing writers, is that they...
  2. Darkkin

    Truth of the Matter?

    Saturday night is usually when my regular critique group meets (this one specializes in poetry), but due to cardiac complications I haven't been able to attend for the last six weeks. This past Saturday was the first time I have been able to go. I was aware that several new people had joined...
  3. PiP

    Prose poems - which type do you prefer?

    Still on my mission to write a prose poem I continued my research courtesy of Google and discovered A Brief Guide to the Prose Poem by Danielle Mitchell over at Poet's Revolt. It was there I discovered there were actually four different types of prose poem a fact that had somehow, in my...
  4. Firemajic

    How to respond to critique

    PULEEEEZE remember, most critiques are not a personal attack, seriously, get over yourself! How are we going to learn and grow as writers if we are constantly offended by any critique that is NOT dripping with empty praise and vain ego massaging. I am a serious writer, I am here to learn, I am...
  5. RHPeat

    The Metaphorical And The Conceit (part I)

    The Metaphorical And The Conceit As It Speaks In Poetry, And/Or Poetic Prose The common presumption: That the denotative is the dominate thrust of poetry and poetic prose rather than the connotative. But is it so? For the connotative is the fertile ground from which all metaphorical...
  6. ireneintheworld

    Hi everyone - waves - nice to be here

    It's been quite a while since I was part of a forum so I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I am almost an ancient, desperately willing the next two years to hurry up so I can retire and spend all my hermit time writing. I am poeting mostly at the moment, clearing the decks so I can get to...
  7. A


    Epigram Derived from the Greek “epigramma” meaning “to write upon.” The form developed in Hellenistic Greece and began as an inscription carved onto a stone monument or onto an object such as a vase. It became a literary form in its own right and may have developed out of the proverb...
  8. A

    Exploraform: Rubaiyat

    Rubaiyat The rubaiyat is a very old Persian form whose name derives from the Persian word rubái which translates to “quatrain.” The form is sometimes called the Omar Khyyám quatrain because the form was first popularized in English by Edward Fitzgerald in an 1859 translation and adaptation of...