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In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop

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ISBN13: 9780884481492
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An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry, as well as for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft and write poems that expand their technical skills, excite their imaginations, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing — and reading — contemporary poetry, this book is used in high schools, colleges, universities, and writing workshops across the country.

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"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." NAPRA Review

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"[T]he result is a user-friendly and inspiring explanation of an art by an effective and experienced practicing artist." The Bloomsbury Review

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"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." Booklist

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Rae Chew, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Rae Chew)
Steve Kowit is a genius! This book will open up your mind and soul and help you become a better poet!
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Rae Chew, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Rae Chew)
Steve Kowit is a genius! This book will open up your mind and soul and help you become a better poet!
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Marie Angell, September 24, 2007 (view all comments by Marie Angell)
As is to be expected, this is a very "poetic" book, yet quite down to earth.

I'm not much of a poet, but I do write songs and fiction, both of which I've been hoping to ramp up to a higher level.

This book has proved excellent for that purpose. It is beautifully written, yet very clear. On top of that, I found it inspiring and have had several great ideas inspired directly from the book.

Whether you write poetry or not, it is an excellent writing guide. And actually quite entertaining to read.

Highly recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780884481492
Author:
Kowit, Steve
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Foreword by:
Laux, Dorianne
Foreword:
Laux, Dorianne
Author:
Laux, Dorianne
Location:
Gardiner, Me. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Series Volume:
4313
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.10x6.11x.69 in. .87 lbs.

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"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "[T]he result is a user-friendly and inspiring explanation of an art by an effective and experienced practicing artist."
"Review" by , "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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