selection of Lanternes. Brian Strand. April 2007 by the
Author, Printed by Parchments of Oxford. Contains 55 lanternes.
£5 or $10 U.S. from Brian Strand via email,
from the Forward:
"The selection of
poems in this lanterne anthology complements my booklet
Poiema published in late 2006 which contained many Ekphrasis
in the lanterne form and is the fifth booklet in my series on
short poetic forms.
The lanterne has been described as a 'half American cinquain'
ie. a five line verse with 11 instead of 22 syllables in the
sequence 1:2:3:4:1. Often it has an integral title which can
form a 'sixth' line to the poem. The form can extended
sequentially into two or three stanzas to make it into a longer
poem. Sometimes the lanterne may be epigrammatic. Often the form
adopts the 'turn' or 'surprise' feature of its sister forms the
Cinqku or Cinquain. This truly versatile poetic format deserves
its place amongst the five line image forms derived from our
English speaking culture".
About the Author:
Brian Strand lives in Buckinghamshire, England (where he was
born) and is now retired. Becoming a committed Christian in
1987was the stimulus that led to writing poetry, articles and
essays and then pursuing painting and art as a retirement hobby.
Some of Brian's writings (and some artwork) have been published
in a variety of small press magazines including Linkway,
Quantum Leap, Areopagus, Creature Features, Poetry Church,
Amaze, and Sketchbook and other similar
internet/print poetry magazines.
Four earlier booklets in this poetry series were, Shorthand
of the Heart, Flowers of Life, Poiema and Informel: an
illustrative art book of Ekphrasis in Tanga form. Brian has
also self-published a poetry series of image, doublet, love and
Christian poems plus two booklets on his paternal and maternal
family history and an ongoing Christian series Things
Spiritual, Things Pastoral and Things Theological.
Brian moderates the online Yahoo image poetry group
Quintile-Imago and contributes art and poetry articles to
Wikipedia, the internet encyclopedia.