This blog will focus on the craft of poetry.
Special attention will be given to poetic forms. My focus will be on how to create the best work within the strict limitations of rhyme and meter.
Early posts will focus on the basics, paving the way for more advance techniques.
Although I've written in most of the popular poetic forms, my expertise is in ottava rima. Over the course of three years (2001-2003) I wrote Valentino: a play in verse, a 2008-line poem in ottava rima, composed in the form of a verse drama.
Valentino will be published in January 2007, and has been selected for the Fifth Annual College of the Canyons New Works Festival.
For more on this project, read my Valentino blog.
A sample scene from the play is available at my website.
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