Serene, August 6, 2007 (view all comments by Serene)
This is the best writing manual I've ever read, and I've read a ton of them. I had the good fortune to have the author as a poetry instructor in college, but the book is the reason I got published -- the first three exercises I did in the book were my first three published poems.
If you ever wanted to write a poem that's not only evocative and lyrical, but in clear English and not pretentious, this is the book for you.
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In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop
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by NAPRA Review,
"For anyone who wants to write better poetry, whether an accomplished professional or rank beginner, Kowit's guide is delicious....This book will inspire even the most reluctant to pull out a pen and some paper."
by The Bloomsbury Review,
"[T]he result is a user-friendly and inspiring explanation of an art by an effective and experienced practicing artist."
"Kowit really delivers what his title promises, so that reading the book is like taking a workshop with a generous poet willing to share everything he has learned about the creative process and the craft of poetry."
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