About Colleen M. Chesebro

Welcome to Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry! If you love poetry, creative writing, flash fiction, short stories, faeries, myths, and magic you have found a second home. I’m glad you’re here. Namaste & Blessed Be!

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.

Click HERE for the Tanka Tuesday Rules

Click HERE for the Poetry Form Cheatsheet

Click HERE to peruse the Tanka Tuesday Book Store

Colleen M. Chesebro, Poet Metrist, Novelist, & Word Witch

BIO as of 8/6/2020:

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical, which may mean she is experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing poetry and storytelling.

Colleen sponsors a Syllabic Poetry Challenge on her blog where participants can learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community in November 2017. In 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category.

In 2019, she placed second for the Three Act Story category, with her piece called “The Game.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path in her writing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and black cat, Freyja. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.

The Goddess, Freyja
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My writing Muses, Sugar & Spice, have crossed over the rainbow bridge, but they are always with me. ❤ I miss them both.

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