The Ballad

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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.

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