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June 2017

Follow up on Double Sestina


Friends, I couldn't let it go. Here's the problem with what has been moderately agreed upon to be Swinburn's double sestina: first, it isn't widely agreed upon, and some say it's random, and secondly (and perhaps most importantly), it doesn't follow the logic of the sestina. The sestina follows a couple of rules, or rather [...]

Follow up on Double Sestina2017-06-27T14:02:15-05:00

February 2015



Let's talk Sestinas. The Sestina is an complex form based in intricate repetition. It's a 39 line poem attributed to Arnaut Daniel from the late 12th century, of Medieval French origin. The original Sestina is 6 stanzas of 6 lines and a concluding triplet envoy, where the end words, or teleutons, of the first stanza's 6 lines are repeated throughout the [...]


January 2015

April NaPoWriMo and the Triolet


April, as you might know, is National Poetry Month. Therefor, many poets see that as a chance to do the poetic version of NaNoWriMo and do NaPoWriMo, meaning 30 poems in 30 days.  A bit of a combination of writing workshop, sprint, marathon and self-flagellation. Of course, leave it to my own community of Gainesville [...]

April NaPoWriMo and the Triolet2017-04-04T14:38:28-05:00