Definition of “tribrach:” 

a form of meter containing three unaccented syllables. (short, short, short)

According to the current Wikipedia page on Tribrach,  (as of June 29, 2013,) “the existence of the tribrach has been contested by some writers.”

However, according to the same Wikipedia entry, this statement itself has been contested.



Tribrach is an amateur (i.e. completely for-the-love-of-it) blog dedicated to making poetry & articles about poetry easily available to those who might not have time to seek them out themselves.

Webmaster Tanya Angell Allen has a Masters of Library Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a Masters in English (focused on Poetry Writing) from Miami University, and a Bachelors in English from Washington College.  She makes a living as a Library Services Assistant for Yale’s Sterling and Bass libraries. She’s the daughter of a former state poet-laureate  and a horror-writer-turned-poet, and is a former webmaster for Choriamb: Poetry News and Reviews.  Her husband writes articles about music & funky musical instruments. Her 1st grade son loves wolves. She has two jellicle cats.
Her poetry-related articles include
Poems Helped Heal My Mind Hartford Courant – July 3, 2016
Remember the MoonThe Mindful Word – May 23, 2017
She can be reached at tribrachpoetryblog@gmail.com

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