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Re: What's a Jackpine Sonnet

Milton Acorn, who created the form, used to work mainly in sonnet form. He created this form in order to let him break free from the structure once in a while. What it is, is a form with a lot less restriction. What I recommend is aim for a sonnet, but don't constrict yourself if you feel a line should be unmetered, longer than 5 feet, or more than 14 lines. So don't worry about being disqualified and just enjoy the extra space that a Jackpine sonnet allows. We're certain you will write great poetry!

Daniel Zomparelli more than 6 years ago

What's a Jackpine Sonnet?

What the heck is this contest all about? I read the rules, but is a jackpine sonnet just really anything you want? I want to enter, but I don't want to be disqualified.

Sparky Shadwick more than 6 years ago

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