The Ballad


William Baer and Alfred Nicol

The ballad is arguably the most popular poetic form in the history of English-language verse, yet only a few contemporary authors attempt to write in this beloved tradition (story-poems).  Learn about the form itself, its history, and various writing strategies to help you create enjoyable and successful ballads.



Sponsored by the Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm and the Hyla Brook Poets