“How to Write a Love Poem”


“Poetry occupies a cultural space in Contemporary American Society somewhere between Tap Dancing and Ventriloquism.”

How do you claim some of this space as your very own? The Awl has a handy guide on how to construct a love poem, even instructing on the timing of its presentation, the step before the actual writing (staring at the blank paper), using the acrostic method as a prompt, and more! If you are wary of poetic guidance, there is always the underlying comforting message in this essay that poetry is for everyone. Thus, this guide should be checked out.

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →