scholarly exploration of the American cinquain as popularized
by Adelaide Crapsey.
Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914) was an American poet best known
for establishing the five-line form known as the cinquain.
She had a deep appreciation for metrics and was an admirer
of Japanese tanka and haiku. Her cinquain was developed partly
as an American analogue of these forms.
Her poetry was published posthumously in 1915 in a collection
She is considered one of the first Imagist poets.