The rebirth of the sijo?

David McCann
David McCann, professor of Korean literature at Harvard. Photo: Boston Globe

Sijo poetry form captures Harvard professor’s imagination: The Boston Globe has a feature on David McCann; and a few readers tried their hands at composing: http://bit.ly/ujtqy #

With its three lines, sijo resembles haiku, but the sijo poet has more room to develop a theme, narrative, or image before twisting and resolving it in the final line. Each line of 14 or 15 syllables consists of a string of four shorter phrases of three, four, or five syllables apiece

Source: Boston Globe

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