Villanelle Crash Course

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Improve your villanelle skills, or write your first one. Guided by an internationally published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other metrical poems, you’ll first read classic and contemporary villanelles to see why they work. Then, with or without shortcuts, you’ll write one of your own. Next you’ll see how your new poem can be improved by revision. You’ll leave with at least one new or improved villanelle, as well as insights about how writing poems in form can unlock deeper meaning and enhance everything you write.

About Claudia Gary

Claudia Gary is author of Humor Me (2006) and chapbooks including "Bikini Buyer's Remorse." Internationally published, she is a three-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Claudia's poems have recently appeared in American Arts Quarterly, Amsterdam Quarterly, Antiphon, Chronicles, First Things, Light, Loch Raven Review, Mezzo Cammin, Poet Lore, The Rotary Dial, String Poet and Trinacria. Her articles on health appear in The VVA Veteran, VFW Magazine and elsewhere. Her work is anthologized in "Villanelles" (2012) and “Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle” (2018). More about her at: pw.org/content/claudia_gary, and on twitter @claudiagary.

 

 

 

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