Poetry Writing: The Expert Guide

Poetry Writing: The Expert Guide

by Fiona Sampson
     
 

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 about what poetry is, what it means to the poet, and why people write it. It goes on to consider rhythm,

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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 about what poetry is, what it means to the poet, and why people write it. It goes on to consider rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, and explore different poetry forms. This book is also thoroughly practical; there are exercises at the end of every chapter, it contemplates the "idea reader," and finishes with advice on getting poetry published. Perfect for creative writing teachers and writing group members, this inspiring volume offers multiple motivational techniques, plenty of examples, and most of all, it reminds writers that poetry is a fascinating imaginative adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780709085416
Publisher:
Hale, Robert Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,140,016
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Fiona Sampson has published 14 books—including poetry, philosophy of language, and writing guides—of which the most recent is Common Prayer. She is a recipient of the Literary Review's annual Charles Angoff Award. A regular contributor to the Guardian and the Irish Times, she is also the editor of Poetry Review.

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