Table of Forms—Book

Table of Forms, cover art by Scott Westgard.

Bridging the sonnet and palindrome through a rich taxonomy of new literary forms, Table of Forms is a collection of experimental, ludic, constraint-driven poetry; a puzzle book; and a writing manual. Dominique Fitzpatrick-O'Dinn and her skilled team of collaborators have created the most comprehensive survey of noncanonical poetic techniques since the Oulipo Compendium. Offering myriad reading paths, this multisequential anthology includes a Table of Contents, Table of Forms, Glossary of Forms, and a matrix on the back cover. As every form implies myriad undiscovered forms. More than a catalog of writing techniques, Table of Forms is a system of creating new poetic structures that points the way to an endless variety of new literary experiments. Table of Forms is a laboratory that makes readers writers.

Hardback: 6 by 9 inches. 124 pages. ISBN 0-9724244-6-6. $25. Contains indices not in the paperback: a detailed description of each poem and a more elaborate matrix on the back cover. Definitive Fourth Edition.

Paperback: 6 by 9 inches. 114 pages. ISBN 0-9724244-7-4. $12. Definitive Fourth Edition.


Table of Forms includes examples and explanations of the following forms:

6 Vowel
14 Vowel Sound
20 Consonant
Abecedarian
Acrostic
Addition
Anagram
Analine
Ananym
Calendelle
Combinatoric
Conovowel
Diamond
Diastic
Embedded Words
Flicker
Haicoup
Haiku
Heimlich
Heterogram
Homogram
Implied Words
Isonym
Limerick
Line Palindrome
Lipogram
Liponym
Melting Snowball
Micropantoum
Microsestina
Number Poetry
Palindrome
Pangram
Panick
Panku
Pantoum
Pivot Technique
Portmanteau Words
Reversed Subject & Object
Sestina
Slip Poetry
Snowball
Sonnet
Subliminal Sentence
Subtraction
Telestich
Transgram
Trigrams
Triple Anagram
Univocalic
Villaku
Villanelle
Villatinaku
Word Acrostic
Word Palindrome
Word Telestich

 

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