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The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry
     

The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry

by Dave Kapell, Sally Steenland (With)
 

Magnetic Poetry is one-man Scrabble and the prize is insight. (Robert Hass, Former Poet Laureate)

Taking poetry out of the academy and into the homes and neighborhoods of America, Magnetic Poetry has inspired a new nation of poets. Collected here is some of their best work-fresh, poignant, vivid, and lyrical poems from first-graders and grandmothers,

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Magnetic Poetry is one-man Scrabble and the prize is insight. (Robert Hass, Former Poet Laureate)

Taking poetry out of the academy and into the homes and neighborhoods of America, Magnetic Poetry has inspired a new nation of poets. Collected here is some of their best work-fresh, poignant, vivid, and lyrical poems from first-graders and grandmothers, housewives and ex-hippies, stockbrokers, teenagers, and punk rockers.

And because Magnetic Poetry can strike anyone, anytime, this book contains a poetry primer, with writing exercises from odes to alphabet poems, jigsaw poems to ghazals, plus the basics of rhyme, meter, and form. To complete the kit-over 100 word titles in a vinyl pouch and a magnet-friendly front cover.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761107378
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Read an Excerpt


(From the author's preface)

WARNING: Magnetic Poetry can be habit-forming. If reading the work of other magnetic poets inspires you to create your own, please use the magnetic-poetic tools included in this book:

--A poetry primer providing directions and suggestions for different kinds of poems, ways to approach the making of poetry, and tips and techniques especially appropriate to magnetic poetry;

--A portable "starter set" of words, including some not found in any other Magnetic Poetry kit, and a magnet-friendly front cover.

Keep this book close to you-poetry can strike at any time, anywhere. You'll want to be ready whether you're in a caf, or a Laundromat or in line at the bank. And send us your best poems-we'd like to read them.

Excerpted from The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry. Copyright (c) 1997. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

Meet the Author


Dave Kapell, inventor of Magnetic Poetry, was an aspiring songwriter who created it as a way to break through his chronic writer's block.

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