Who is Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry?

I’ve been missing my friends at Carrot Ranch, so when D. Avery, suggested we define our blog’s purpose, I considered it a worthy goal. What a brilliant idea! Okay, here we go:

“Yep. Folks, try defining yer blog’s purpose in 99 words; focus that statement even more in 59 words; then hook us with 9 words. Ya might even post these versions at yer own site. Tell us who ya are or what yer about here in the comments, 9 words, no more no less.”

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Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

99 words:

Word Craft – Prose & Poetry is an uplifting community where poets can learn the basics of writing Japanese and American syllabic poetry by sharing their own poetic inspiration within a weekly poetry challenge called Tanka Tuesday. Participants submit their poetry written in one of the eleven forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, and/or Shadorma. Poets receive positive feedback from peers who inspire each other to stretch their creativity. Participants and readers return each week to celebrate the weekly poetry stars and to buy books from the Tanka Tuesday Book Store.

59 words:

Word Craft – Prose & Poetry is a poetic community encouraged by Colleen Chesebro where poets learn the basics of writing Japanese and American syllabic poetry through a weekly challenge called Tanka Tuesday. Participants submit their poetry written in one of the eleven forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, and/or Shadorma.

9 words:

A weekly challenge featuring American and Japanese syllabic poetry.

Interested? Click the link below to learn more about Tanka Tuesday

45 comments

  1. I am so glad you did this! And am curious to know, Was it good for you? Did you learn anything new about your blog through the process, or reflect on it?
    Each version is crisp and clear and informative; each could be used as needed where they fit. The information I knew, but… Now. I. Know.
    Thanks for your participation, Colleen!

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    1. Truthfully, I did find it valuable and will add the 99 word version to my about page which needs to be redone. I’d like to make this blog a place for more poetic interaction, similar to Carrot Ranch, but poetry. I’m still debating the ins and outs of all that. I’m writing a book about how to write syllabic poetry. Lots of research. Once that is done I’ll see where I’m at next. Besides, I’ve missed you guys. Carrot Ranch is my flash fiction home. ❤

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      1. You should leave those nine words back at the Saloon as bait. If you have been reading the Saddle Up Saloon bits, you know that guests are always welcome. Let me know if you or a character of yours wants in.

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  2. Excellent work, Colleen! I love how you narrowed in on your focus. Now you have completed content you can use in promotions, too! Wishing you well with your book. Research is daunting but rewarding. Have fun with it, too! We miss you at the Ranch but know you are doing vital work right now. Our craft is so seasonal. ❤

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  3. Oh – I read this over on at the Saloon 🙂
    Did you know I’ve got some small syllabic poem forms I can send you if you don’t have them…
    pi-ku, tau ku, and have you also heard of the two different American Lune forms?

    Cheers Jules

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