Poetry Forms

Although Free Verse reigns in the digital world, Her Heart Poetry is keen to help you explore form. The forms presented have been separated into Contemporary and Traditional. Click on the title of the poetry form that you are interested in for a description and an exemplar.  Exploring different poetry forms is an excellent way to practice the craft and can be a great cure for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block.

We update these regularly, so don’t forget to come back and check in for new and exciting poetry forms.


Contemporary Forms

Acrostic
Blackout
Concrete
Collaborative
Elfchen (or Little 11)
Etheree
Found Object
Quoetry
Purron
Spoken Word
Tautogram
Tetractys


Traditonal Forms

Lanturne
Limerick
Naani
Renga
Rondelet
Sedoka
Triolet