Poetry and I have a complicated relationship.
I appreciate it, occasionally struggle with writing it, and often am frustrated by it.
But what I do love about it, is the fact that I regularly discover someone or something new – completely by chance!
Today’s #PoemoftheWeek column for Quadrapheme showcases one such writer.
I’m a big fan of the shorter poetic form, and so was surprised to discover that the cinquain was developed last century by Adelaide Crapsey.
So you’ll find a whole piece over on Quadrapheme where I feel out about the cinquain’s origins, and analyse one specific poem that references an old balllad.