Cinquains explained
Read Crapsey's 28 original cinquains
Crapsey's influence as a poet
Links to cinquain resources
Timeline of Adelaide Crapsey's life
Cinquains by Aaron Toleos
About this website
A 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 titled Verse.

She is considered one of the first Imagist poets.

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