Multi-Form Madness

Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any length on any topic presented in any way you chose.

You MUST, however, use at least three distinct poetic forms in your piece. Yes, you may indeed use more, there is no limit.

Your piece may be a sonnet, followed by a haiku, followed be a nonet. OR ... perhaps, a free verse, followed by a clarity poem followed by a series of rhymed quatrains. OR ... maybe a prose poem followed by a senryu followed by an etheree. You may use any recognized forms in any combination. You are not restricted to three, but you MUST use at least three.

Here are just a FEW forms available on Poetry Dances to choose from. YES, there are others.

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Acrostic ABC ABABAbecedarian Ballad Blank verse Cinquain Diatelle Free Verse Haiku
Iambic Pentameter Kyrielle Limerick Minute Monostich Monotetra Mobius Naani
Nonsense Octelle Ode Palindrome Pantoum Pleiades Quatrain Rictameter Rondeau Rondel Sestina Senryu Septolet Sonnet Tanka Tetractys Teacup Triolet Tyburn


List at least three of the forms you used in your author's notes. As I mentioned, there are no restrictions on presentation, music, animations, fonts and colors all to your liking and imagination.

Remember, you MUST use at least THREE different forms in you finished piece. The ten-dollar entry fee is so we have something worthwhile to split up among the winners.

Finally, an acrostic sonnet DOES NOT count as two forms. You can combine forms if you wish, but you must have three sections to your piece ... minimum.

This has produced some amazing poetry in the past. Good luck to all.


The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 120.00 member dollars. There are 6 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 180.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest Is Closed.





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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    As always, assuming all pieces have met the requirements, choose the piece you consider to be the most well crafted AND the most impacting to the reader. Be fair and do not judge content or exclude exceptional work because the topic does not appeal to you personally.


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Contest Entries

Author Name Submission Status
Susan B. Lamphier Position Reserved
michaelcahill Entered The Measure
Blue Hendrix Entered Love unexpected
Ginnygray Entered Unexpected Visitor
Liz O'Neill Entered To Destroy or To Save
ameen786 Entered Man, Animal & Nature
Mrs. KT Entered These Treasured Years
mrsmajor Entered She Dreams
SweetStreet00 Entered Exodus
Michael Steinert Entered OCD and a Breakup
Henry King Entered My Shadow
Mustangpatty1029 Entered Madly Multiple Poems