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Poetry Writing: The Expert Guide
Poetry Writing: The Expert Guide
by Fiona Sampson
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For writers looking for a systematic approach to their craft, this guide provides exercises and practical information, building up to a complete method but also allowing real individual literary merit. Poetry Writing starts with questions... (read more)

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The poet's handbook
The poet's handbook
by Judson Jerome
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Jerome expertly guides readers through the poetry writing process teaching how to merge mechanics with art to produce poetry that will endure.... (read more)

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Creating Poetry
Creating Poetry
by John Drury
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Provides exercises and tips for writing poetry dealing with such issues as shaping the poem, developing rhythm, using appropriate language, determining what to write about, and finishing the piece.... (read more)

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Stealing Glimpses: Of Poetry, Poets, and Things in Between / Essays
Stealing Glimpses: Of Poetry, Poets, and Things in Between / Essays
by Molly Mcquade
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In her first collection of essays, Molly McQuade performs the role of the ideal reader-passionately interested in ideas and irrepressibly ambivalent. She considers poetry from its composition or translation to its publication, critical reception, and... (read more)

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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry
Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry
by Kenneth Koch
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In Making Your Own Days, celebrated poet Kenneth Koch writes about poetry as no one has written about it before -- and as if no one had written about it before. Full of fresh and exciting insights and experiences, this book makes the somewhat mysterious... (read more)

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Book of Forms a Handbook of Poetics 3RD Edition
Book of Forms a Handbook of Poetics 3RD Edition
by Lewis Turco
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Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.... (read more)

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Poetry Writers' Yearbook (Poetry Writers' Yearbook)
Poetry Writers' Yearbook (Poetry Writers' Yearbook)
by Gordon Kerr
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Writing poetry is more popular than ever and there has never been a greater opportunity to find an outlet for your work. Poetry Writers' Yearbook gives detailed listings of publishing companies, events and competitions where your voice can be heard. It... (read more)

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Creating Poetry
Creating Poetry
by John Drury
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Poets can't impose their will on the muse. That's why it's so important that you write regularly, keep reworking your drafts, and experiment in your writing. This book will help you by offering advice, inspiration, and hundreds of exercises to get you... (read more)

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Letters to a Young Poet
Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke
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From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Accompanying the letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in his... (read more)

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The art and craft of poetry
The art and craft of poetry
by Michael J Bugeja
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Poet will find help from the masters of the past and the present in fostering their own poetry-writing skills, from generating ideas to considering the whole poem.... (read more)

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You Can Write Poetry
You Can Write Poetry
by Jeff Mock
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An inspirational guide to the basic craft of writing poetry. Poet Jeff Mock shows readers how to express their thoughts and emotions through the rich, descriptive language of poetry.... (read more)

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The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir
The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir
by Jeffrey Skinner
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A private eye turned moderately successful poet leads readers on a satiric, hopeful tour of how to make a life in the arts, while still having a life. Revealing, hilarious, and peppered with sly takes on the ins and outs of contemporary American poetry (... (read more)

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Writing Poems
Writing Poems
by Michelle Boisseau
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The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems, 7/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works.... (read more)

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The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders
The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders
by Jared Hawkley
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The Strangest of Theatres explores how poets who are willing to venture beyond our borders can serve as envoys to the wider world and revitalize American poetry in the process. What are they looking for when they leave? What do they find? How does their... (read more)

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How to Write Poetry: And Get It Published
How to Write Poetry: And Get It Published
by Fred Sedgwick
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Plenty of people want to write poetry - yet while it is not difficult to write poetry badly, it is harder to write it well. In this guide Fred Sedgwick explains, with numerous examples from successful poets, how the creative process works, from the... (read more)

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A Poet's Guide to Poetry (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)
A Poet's Guide to Poetry (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)
by Mary Kinzie
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In A Poets Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie brings her decades of expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a comprehensive reference work for any writer wishing to better understand poetry.... (read more)

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Next Word, Better Word
Next Word, Better Word
by Stephen Dobyns
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This accessible writer's guide provides a helpful framework for creating poetry and navigates contemporary concerns and practices. Stephen Dobyns author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order, moves into new... (read more)

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The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach
by Robin Behn
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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.... (read more)

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Writing Poems
Writing Poems
by Robert Wallace
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Writing Poems offers well-balanced coverage of the creative process and technical aspects of writing poetry. Filled with practical advice for the beginning poet, the book is a thorough exposition of principles, a reliable handbook, and a convenient... (read more)

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Rhythm Method Razzmatazz & Memory: How to Make Your Poetry Swing
Rhythm Method Razzmatazz & Memory: How to Make Your Poetry Swing
by Keith Flynn
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Trace Poetry's Long Blue Line and Discover the Power and Music in Your Own Voice Poems are made of words, not ideas. Those words are rhythmic and, when chosen and composed properly, are capable of entering a reader's or listener's body and resonating... (read more)

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