Writing a poem: the mechanics

(Just one approach, of very many)

Collage artwork by Jakob Zaaiman.
(Artwork by Jakob Zaaiman)

And underpinning this whole discussion is a rough but very important distinction I draw between ‘verse’ — meaning traditional formal short prose, from epigrams and limericks to sestinas and Miltonic ramblings — and ‘poetry’ proper — meaning concentrated poetic prose designed to…

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