The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

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by Nikki Moustaki
     
 

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Discover the poet within! You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be

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Discover the poet within! You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. You'll learn simple explanations of poetry building blocks such as metaphor, imagery, symbolism and stanzas; steps to the poetic process; easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems and more; fun exercises to help you master the basics of poetry writing; cliches and other poetry pitfalls to avoid; advice on writers' conferences and workshops; tips on getting your poetry published; good poems that will inspire your own work; strategies to beat writer's block.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028641416
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/23/2001
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

NIKKI MOUSTAKI is a published poet and teacher and the recipient of a 2001 National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry. She received her M.A. in creative writing from New York University and her MFA in the same from Indiana University, where she taught poetry workshops. She currently teaches writing in New York City in addition to her full-time work as a freelance writer and editor.

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