Articles about Writing Poetry

Poetry Writing Tips

Add adnomination to your poetry

Attempt a meter you haven’t worked with before

Don’t include any word with a single “A” in it, but do include at least one word with two “A”s in it

Doublets, Cinquains and Adelaide Crapsey

Find a comfortable spot and write a poem

Find an original way to describe a chair and make that the first line of your poem

Five Lessons Poets Can Learn From Henry Rollins

Four Things Poets Can Learn From George Carlin

How to Create a Found Poem

How to Write A Cinquain

How to Write a Pantoum

How to Write a Persona Poem

How to Write a Poetic Parable

How to Write a Tercet

How to Write an Acrostic

How to Write an Elegy

How to Write an Epistle

How to Write Syllabic Verse

Include a verb in every line of your poem

Include the word right or rights in your poem

Include the words “formal” and “casual” at some point in your poem

Links to the 2008 and 2007 Poetry Projects

Meditate, then write a poem

More Poetic Terms

Poetry Under Pressure

Pick two or three words from one poem and use them to start another poem

Poetry Across the Web

Poetry Across The Web

Poetry Across the Web

Poetry Across The Web (Week Two)

Poetry Assignment: Imagery

Poetry Assignment: Write a Poem about a Gathering

Poetry Prompts

Poetry Publishing on the Cheap: Chapbooks

Poetry Tips Explained: Tip 11

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Five

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Four

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip One

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Seven

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Six

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Ten

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Three

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tip Two

Poetry Writing Tips Explained: Tips Eight and Nine

Rewrite a past poem

Rhythm and Stress

Some Recently Published Books of Poetry You Might Want to Read

Start your poem with a piece of advice

The Entire 30 Poems in 30 Days Series — 2008

This Week’s Poetry Across the Web

Use a letter count as a constraint for your poetry

Use the same (or similar) words in both your first line and last line

Use the word “secret” twice in your poem

Use the word Pattern in the first line and/or the last line of your poem.

Using Hyponyms to Structure for Your Poem

Tips for Writing in Forms

Use an inspiration tool

What is a Stanza?