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WD Poetic Form Challenge: Flamenca Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the flamenca.
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Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the flamenca.

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Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the flamenca along with a Top 10 list. (Look for a new challenge to start before the end of this year.)

Read all of them here.

Here is the winning flamenca:

Triteleia Crocea, by Taylor Graham

It seems so out of place
on decomposing stone—
this dapper star-bloom
of pale yellow-striped silk
for a fine lady's own.

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Congratulations, Taylor! I love a poem that teaches me something new (after a quick Google search), and such was the case with "Triteleia Crocea," a poem as precious as the flower it depicts.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

  1. Triteleia Crocea, by Taylor Graham
  2. Contemplating a Six-Foot Putt, by William Preston
  3. Barn Owl, by Tracy Davidson
  4. Ain't Just a River, by Jane Shlensky
  5. Tell the World Your Feelings, by Riley Hysell
  6. Snitch, by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
  7. Rum & Coke, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
  8. Life on Fire, by Kim Hart
  9. Goodbye, My Love..., by Alex Grey
  10. Diet Trouble, by Rebecca Michael

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote a flamenca!

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