Celebration of Forms!  February 1, 2014 - February 28, 2014

Contest Completed


Villa-swell! - Odd Inspiration
Okey Dokey - Midnight Sky~Villanelle
Good Attempt - Summer\'s Sun~Villanelle


For February, please submit your best villanelle! I know, I know, this is a big challenge, but we're celebrating forms! A villanelle is a set of 19 lines broken down into 5 tercets (3-line stanzas) and 1 quatrain (4-line stanza). The lines may have whatever rhythm you like, and there are two repeating lines that develop a rhyme scheme. For examples of the villanelle, you can read Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gently into that good night" and my "Angry Girlfriend's Rummage Sale."

I am seriously looking for good efforts on these forms. I know forms are hard and some people would like to say that they feel "restricted," but if you are really serious about trying to become a good poet, you will challenge yourself to write in a few forms. Good luck!


I will become your friend and provide honest reviews of your writing!


Chicago, IL


3 Contestants
4 Submissions
Created Jan 22, 2014