Poetry Month: What Poetry?

Kelsey J. Mills

Hey y’all!

So now I’ve that I’ve  talked about why I write poetry, I think it’s time to talk about what kind of poetry I write.

Free Verse: Nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech. A regular pattern of sound or rhythm may emerge in free-verse lines, but the poet does not adhere to a metrical plan in their composition.

The first form that I really focused on as poet was free verse. I was really drawn to it as a teenager because I had only been exposed to rhyming forms up to that point and I HATED them. I have no idea why–most teenagers I’ve spoken to about writing poetry have this burning hatred against rhyming poetry. As a fiction writer in addition to a poet I think that I’m drawn to this form because of the way that it resembles speech.


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