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Explore the Craft of Writing Light Verse The Rubliw is an invented form created by American poet Richard Wilbur then named and defined by Lewis Turco, author of The Book of Forms among other works. A short metric poem was sent by Wilbur to Turco containing a challenge to name the verse form framing the poem. Turco responded in kind and named the form by reversing the spelling of Wilbur's name. He also wrote humorous, didactic messages in the same form to fellow poets Dana Gioia and Sam Gwynn. The Rubliw as created would fall under the category of Light Verse. The elements of the Rubl