A compressed sestina in The Crank

A variation on the sestina that I wrote a few years ago has found a home with a new UK literary journal, The Crank.

‘Lost in the Woods’ is the first in a series of poems I wrote, and the most abstract of the three.

The Crank is a rare journal that looks exclusively for work that engages with established forms, something my pattern-loving mind is drawn to.

Read ‘Lost in the Woods’ in Issue 2 of The Crank.

Cover image for Issue 2 of The Crank

Published by Dagne Forrest

Dagne Forrest lives and works in a small town just west of Canada's capital. She shares her life with several other humans, an athletic labrador retriever who suffers from separation anxiety, three cats, and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in Canada’s Poem in Your Pocket campaign.

2 thoughts on “A compressed sestina in The Crank

  1. This is wonderful. I shall read them all.

    Can I have your autograph? And do the authors contact each other at all.

    Love Mum


    1. That’s so sweet! You can definitely have my autograph. I like the idea of other authors contacting each other, but it only tends to happen if you know each other. A friend of mine from an online course will have a poem in a journal alongside mine later this year, which is really fun!


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