Workshops, BV wizard site

Here’s an amusing post on internet poetry workshops and a very cool poem in blank verse. Both at the same BV-Wizard site. (Hat tip: Barbara).

(I love the poem, but notice that the last iamb in L7 is”off of.” Beginner’s query: Doesn’t that get you in trouble in IP class?)   

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

3 thoughts on “Workshops, BV wizard site”

  1. “Doesn’t that get you in trouble in IP class?”

    Not in BV. In a rhyming poem, yes – ending on a trochee like that would often kill the effect of the rhyme. But in BV it’s not a problem in itself.

    You could argue that “off of” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but the poem doesn’t exactly demand smoothness at that point.

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