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BBC Maestro reading list

Hungry to escape into a new story? Or looking for inspiration to write your own? Take a look at these book recommendations from some of our Maestro writers.

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What is a tanka poem?

What’s the tanka structure and how do you write your own? Discover more about this poetic form in our article about Japanese tanka poetry.

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Haiku rules for poets

Small and perfectly formed, haiku poetry can be beautiful, elegant and utterly captivating. Most of us are familiar with this compact form of poetry, possibly because it’s a primary school favourite. While pupils tackle the subject with typical breezy confidence, the haiku format can pose a challenge for a poet. How do you capture your … Continued