Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Wordsby Susan G. Wooldridge
Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.
“Wooldridge wants each of us to connect with our inner poet. Savvy . . . optimistic, warm, unpretentious.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Written with exuberance and great heart, Poemcrazy is a collection of high-spirited meditations and strategies which provide both writing teachers and students a wealth of approaches to poetry.”—Wild Duck Review
“Poemcrazy is, in its simplest sense, a book of ideas and techniques for people who teach poetry. But Wooldridge’s enthusiasm takes it into another realm, in which poetry is a state of mind, a way of being spiritual and powerful, a glimpse at the secrets of the inner self.”—Arizona Republic
“Jubilant . . . More than an instruction book for tapping the creative and beginning to write, Poemcrazy is also about being alertly alive. It is a field guide to imagination.”—Chico News and Review
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This book really inspired me. I have poems growing out of the exercises the book offers. What I especially like is that the exercises provide a framework for poems that really helps me with the flow of images and narrative element of poem writing. For me, this was much more beneficial than prompts.
This book was a wonderful read, and as a young poet I found it inspirational, amazing, and all around awesome, and would definitely recommend it to anyone liking poetry.
This book provides motivation and inpiration for all poets alike. I strongly recommend this book to ANY poet looking to be inspired! It is the only tool that could break my writers block of two years.