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Re: Arranging poems on pages???



Most poetry is formally arranged with a set left margin and the right margin
established by how long the lines are. Poems are usually set in the middle of
the page, single spaced, with double spaces between stanzas. There is, however,
much experimentation with the placement of poems; concrete poems can be arran-
ged in shapes, several very short poems can be placed on a page in a visually
pleasing design, or a single short poem can be centered on the page with alot
of white space around to let it breathe. Visit a poetry bookstore and just look
at all the different possible ways; be sure to check out books of haiku/senryu;
some of those authors have done very imaginative things. good luck, karen klein


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