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Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
     

Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

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by Kim Addonizio, Dorianne Laux
 

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ISBN-10: 0393316548

ISBN-13: 9780393316544

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well.?The Poet's Companion ?presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's

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From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well.?The Poet's Companion ?presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

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ISBN-13:
9780393316544
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
89,496
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Fueled with the want to write my own poetry, I set out to find a book on how to go about it, and this book was better than what I expected to find. It gives great ideas for writing, includes poems as examples and inspiration, and points out all the aspects for writing great poetry. I highly recommend it, no matter what level you're on.
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This book is very readable. I didn't like the student poems though. But the information about the places to publish and how to go about having your materials published is excellent. The assignments are challanging and a good way to overcome writers block. All in all a great buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! Whenever I get writer's block, I just pick it up and it gives me loads of ideas. I rarley need to read more than a page or two before ideas spring to mind. I love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book and could be enjoyed by anyone young or old. It helped me come along way in my own writing. The different exercises and topics really help alot. Comming from two authors who are experts in the subject of poetry I recommend this book to anyone interested in poetry no matter your level of experiance.