I found a few invented forms which appear to be exclusive to The Study and Writing of Poetry; American Women Poets Discuss Their Craft, 1983. The book is a collection of essays from 50 American women poets, each essay provides insights into a multitude of topics from poetic genres, stanzaic forms, to writing techniques. This book provided some addition insights and background information on several stanzaic forms that I thought I had researched fully. I liked this book, it pays attention to the details.

• The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills.

The Tango is:
○ stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
○ syllabic, 9-10-11-12 syllables per line.
○ rhymed, xaxa xbxb etc. x being unrhymed.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=2008#anna

My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Necessarily Silent Moderate Muslims (Tango)

Islamic radicals decided
that Christian heads are grown on necks to chop.
And though their Koran advocates the killing,
methinks the drama and the horror ought to stop.

You’ve seen my verse suggesting temperance
and tolerance for those who live in peace.
I was so wrong! Intolerance is needed
by Muslim moderates for violence to cease.

Yet having read their holy book, I
see moderates will have to pick and choose
what passages they must refuse in keeping
with morality. Anything they choose, they lose.

© Lawrencealot – August 22, 2014

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