Blog Posted:6/23/2009 2:32:00 PM
I've been writing Lanternes lately. I have been surprised at how it is possible to express a lot in such a short, terse, and formal structure. It was a number of poets here at Poetry Soup that demonstrated to me the Lanterne's potential. Many thanks.
I've been trying to track down some of the history of the Lanterne, but I haven't had much luck. So I'm asking soupers if they know how it got started. Was there a particular poet who got it off the ground in the way that Crapsey started the Cinquain? Or are its origins more nebulous?