Table of Forms, by Dominique Fitzpatrick-O'Dinn
"A wonderfully specific
and witful inventory of “forms”
in all senses and sizes. This is the pro model, believe me.
— Robert Creeley, 2005
Bridging the sonnet and palindrome through a rich taxonomy of new literary forms, Table of Forms is a collection of experimental, ludic, constraint-driven poetry; a puzzle book; and a writing manual. Dominique Fitzpatrick-O'Dinn and her skilled team of collaborators have created the most comprehensive survey of noncanonical poetic techniques since the Oulipo Compendium. Offering myriad reading paths, this multisequential anthology includes a Table of Contents, Table of Forms, Glossary of Forms, and a matrix on the back cover. As every form implies myriad undiscovered forms. More than a catalog of writing techniques, Table of Forms is a system of creating new poetic structures that points the way to an endless variety of new literary experiments. Table of Forms is a laboratory that makes readers writers.
Hardback: 6 by 9 inches. 124 pages. ISBN 0-9724244-6-6. $25. Contains indices not in the paperback: a detailed description of each poem and a more elaborate matrix on the back cover. Definitive Fourth Edition.
Paperback: 6 by 9 inches. 114 pages. ISBN 0-9724244-7-4. $12. Definitive Fourth Edition.
Table of Forms includes examples and explanations of the following forms:
14 Vowel Sound
Reversed Subject & Object
Read examples online at Spineless Books.