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Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetryby Sage Cohen
Ever wonder if you have what it takes to write a poem? Sage Cohen says, "Yes, you can!" Cohen, a Portland-based teacher and author of the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World, insists that poetry is available to anyone and everyone. She offers a rich, creative adventure that will help you tune into the poetry of your life — and get it down on the page. Filled with whimsical illustrations, ample wisdom, and plenty of sample poems from the great poets everywhere, Writing the Life Poetic is a fun, unpretentious, and user-friendly resource for poets and writers of all levels. We've tried it; we like it; and we think you will, too!
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Writing Poetry for Everyday Life
Poetry is just the evidence of life, says Leonard Cohen. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
You don't need an advanced degree to reap the rewards of a rich poetic lifewriting poetry is within the reach of everyone. Poet Sage Cohen invites you to slow down to the rhythms of your creative process and savor poetry by:
Offering explorations of the poetic life and craft
Inspiring a feeling of play instead of laborious study
Weaving together lessons in content, form, and process to provide a fun and engaging experience
Inviting you to add poetry to your creative repertoire
Writing the Life Poetic is the inspirational companion you've been looking for to help you build confidence in your poetic voice. It takes poetry from its academic pedestal and puts it back into the hands of the people.
Join the conversation with other poets at: www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com.
No one needs an advanced degree in creative writing to reap the rewards of poetry. This invitation to creatives from all backgrounds puts poetry back into the hands of the people--not because they are aspiring to become the poet laureate of the United States--but because poetry is one of the great pleasures in life. Writing the Life Poetic helps anyone build skills and confidence in their poetic voice. While key craft issues are addressed, the approach is casual and friendly, rather than formal and academic.
Sage Cohen is an award-winning poet with a BA from Brown University and an MA in creative writing from New York University. The author of the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World, Sage has published widely including three monthly columns about the craft and business of writing. She has
taught poetry at universities, hospitals and writing conferences as well as online. Sage's blog, www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com, continues the conversation started in Writing the Life Poetic.
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