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Old 01-14-2018, 03:38 PM
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:53 PM
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Erato folk didn't do very well in this. But I expect (excluding me) they mostly didn't enter.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:30 PM
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Their announcement seems unusually - nay inordinately - fond of exclamation points.

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Old 01-29-2018, 02:32 PM
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I think the results of the recent contests all show that Allison Joseph is not a strict constructionist when it comes to form, so the winners tend not to be the usual suspects (such as the typical Spherian). I assume that Joseph is trying to open up the field to people who perhaps were raised on free verse, but have become intrigued by form and what it can do. I think that is a valid goal. We don't all have to have the same tastes in form. I like the effects created by sticking tightly to the rules, which makes the poems harder to write, but more pleasing to my own ear. But I still enjoy reading the poems that take a looser approach, even if I probably won't be adopting it myself. In the long run, most poems rise or fall according to their content, not just their technique.

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Old 01-30-2018, 12:14 PM
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I remember by the end of the last century the triolet form had fallen very much out of favour and was used, if at all, mostly as a vehicle for light verse.

I and a few others became interested in reviving the form for serious verse, and I think since then its popularity has increased considerably.

It remains one of my favourite forms. Like any form it requires both art and craft. I believe a key requirement, in common with other repeating forms, is to add resonance to the repetends as the poem progresses.

It's good to see Allison Joseph introducing the triolet to a wider range of readers and writers.
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