In view of a number of entries we’ve received for The Old Tongue poetry competition that do not meet the minimum qualifications, we wanted to remind members that while you may choose any form of poetry you like, that resulting poem must still be a minimum of four stanzas long.
A stanza is defined as a “group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem.”
The length of a stanza can vary by form, but if you have chosen a single-stanza poetry form – such as haiku, limericks and a handful of others – you must still write four complete stanzas. So, four haiku, four limericks, etc.
We realize Phase I is coming to a close today, but there is still time to edit your entries. If you have made this mistake, please edit your entry. If you have extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from making that correction in time, please email myself and Evant.
Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae
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