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Articles About Emergent Verse

  • Emergent Verse | Young poet crafts mature verse

    Banner for column "Emergent Verse" by Ed Davis

    Sometimes imagery, structure, rhythm, language and theme come together in a perfectly delightful combination, making a poem seem not so much composed as received.

  • Emergent Verse | Song of Herself

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    I wonder whether Walt Whitman’s timeless lines above from “Song of Myself” were stewing in Nancy Mellon’s mind, or unconscious, when she composed her poem.

  • Emergent Verse | Sensuality of loss

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    “I like to keep an open mind and see if poets can work naturally within their chosen forms so that nothing feels stiff or manipulated, the rhymes unpredictable, the whole pleasing and surprising, yielding a complete meal for the mind and senses.”

  • Emergent Verse | Bending time, form, convention

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    As intricately executed as Ravndal’s use of the villanelle form is, it was actually tone that first attracted me.

  • Emergent Verse | The quiet work of the heart

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    “With ‘Concert for my Mother,’ Larry Hussman transitions from writing primarily nature poetry into the realm of confessional verse. The result is a deeply affecting and well-crafted narrative poem.”

  • Emergent Verse | Sonorous Sibilants

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    “Poets love form — even free-versers like me, who let go of strictly prescribed numbers of syllables in each line (meter), number of lines (like sonnets, villanelles) and rhyme schemes.”

  • Emergent Verse | ‘High Lonesome’

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    Retired Antioch professor, poet and translator Harold Wright used to contribute articles to the News, concluding with a tanka, a strict Japanese poetic form.

  • Emergent Verse | An Introduction

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    As I walked in Glen Helen pondering the first installment of this reincarnated poetry column, the phrase “emergent verse” came to me and I realized I’d found its title.

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