Monday, September 10, 2007

The Paradelle: A Fantastic Hoax!

Turns out that poet Billy Collins fabricated the history and origins of the paradelle in order to give credence to this new form he created as a parody of other fixed forms. Nevertheless, it has taken on a life of its own and an anthology of paradelles has even been compiled, for which I am truly grateful. I completely enjoyed writing my first paradelle and expect that I shall make many more.

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