Poetry Challenges

Hello, and welcome to the landing page for all my poetry challenges and tutorials. Are you looking for some inspiration for your next poem? help with how to write a certain form? help with nuts and bolts of poetry in general? Or perhaps you simply want to stretch your mind by learning something new. Well, friend, you’ve come to the right place. This index will continue to grow as time goes by, so be sure to check back often.

If there is something you’d like to learn, and you don’t see it here, let me know, and I’ll see if I can write about it. I may have to do some research myself first, as I’m still learning too. But that’s what we’re all here for, isn’t it?

Happy writing!

The Basics

The Nuts & Bolts of Poetry: Rhythm, Meter, and Rhyme

1-Line Stanzas

Poetry = [defining poetry in exactly 4 words]

2-Line Stanzas

Couplet Challenge (coming in September 2019)

3-Line Stanzas

Alphabet Haiku Challenge

Alternative Haiku Challenge (coming in October 2019)

5-Line Stanzas

Cinquain Challenge (coming in February 2019)

9-Line Stanzas

Nonostich Challenge #1 (coming in November 2019)

10-Line Stanzas

Decastich Challenge

Video: My Writing Process: How to Write a 10-Line Poem

14-Line Stanzas

Sonnet Challenge (coming in May 2019)


The Daily Spur

Your daily prompts to spur on your writing


Author, Poet, Blogger, Father, Reader And More

Simply Chronically Ill

thoughts from someone who lives it

Astra Poetica

Exploring a Universe of Poetry: a 52-Week Poetic Form Challenge

Poems for Warriors

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Ps 147:3

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

writing circles & poetry to keep your light on


Songwriter / Guitarist

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

Hannah Spuler

Bringing truth, goodness and beauty to children~ one whimsical (and sometimes silly!) story at a time.

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