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April 06, 2021, 10:00 AM

Exploring Various Poetic Forms

A talk by Marilyn Singer

In this interview Marilyn and Gabriela discuss the importance of word choice and finding just the right sound for a word. They talk about how specific forms capture different aspects of the subject matter. They do a deep dive into several different forms, including the Triolet, Villanelle, and Sonnet. Marilyn talks about the poetic form she created, the Reverso, and she describes the three main types. Marilyn shares her method for writing poems set to music and provides an example.

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Categories covered


  • Ten Tips on Poetry
  • Tips for Writing Reversos