Carnival of Poets

Location: United States

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What kind of poem could I write?

Personally, I prefer rhymed poetry, but the more modern unrhymed poetry is also accepted for the carnival. What kinds of poetry could you write? Well, you could try a
  • Pentameter - A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.
Of course, that begs the question, what is a metrical foot? Well, one type of metrical foot is an
  • iamb - A metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable or a short syllable followed by a long syllable, as in delay.
Other types of poetry you could write:
  • psalm - A sacred song; a hymn.
  • haiku - A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
  • limerick - A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba.
  • sonnet - A 14-line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes.
All these definitions are from

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Resources for poets

Here are a couple links that I find useful in composing my own poetry.
Remember, the due date for Carnival #1 is April 14th, at noon MST. The Carnival will be posted 24 hours later.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Welcome to the Carnival of Poets! Carnival #1

Carnival of Poets is a blog for the twice-monthly exhibition of poetry talent. The Carnival is published on the 15th and the last day of the month. Entries are due by noon Mountain Standard Time the day before.

All entries regarding poetry are welcome, be they individual poems by unknown (or well known) authors, discussions about poetry, or reviews of poetry, or something else. Please, no adult topics (sex, drug advocacy, etc), as this is intended to be a G-rated blog. Use your own discretion, but all linkage is subject to review.

Speaking of linkage, links to blogs are preferred, but if you don't have one, I'll be glad to publish your poem here.

The first Carnival of Poets will be posted April 15th 2005, Tax Day. Submit your poems to carnivalofpoets at gmail dot com. Entries retain the author's copyright.