Writing Poetry From The Inside Out

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In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can-and should-write poetry.

In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and ...

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Overview

In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can-and should-write poetry.

In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and surprises of writing poetry, and his methods and insights will help you tap into your own unique voice and perspective to compose poems of your own in as little as a few minutes.

Whether you are an experienced writer looking for new techniques and sources of inspiration or a novice poet who has never written a poem in your life, Writing Poetry from the Inside Out will help you to craft the poems you've always longed to write.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402208447
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 943,753
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandford Lyne has led poetry writing workshops across the country for the last 20 years. His poems have been published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Louisiana Literature, and Louisiana Review. He lives outside Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Preface

Part I:In Preparation

Chapter 1:The Golden String Chapter 2:Beginning Your Journey--The Writer's Studio Chapter 3:Artists in Light and Sound Chapter 4:Pick-Up Sticks, or The Trick of Being You Chapter 5:Our Materials--Words

Part II: The Methods

Chapter 6:Poem-Sketching Chapter 7:Giving the Poem a Form Chapter 8:Additional Exercises with Poem-Sketching Chapter 9:"Matching" Poems Chapter 10:Alternative Thinking Chapter 11:Shake It Up Chapter 12:The Poem as a Self-Portrait Chapter 13:The Power of Beliefs Chapter 14:Voice--Being Yourself on Paper Chapter 15:Creating Your Own Word Groups Chapter 16:Life Is the Teacher--Writing Poems from Daily Experience Chapter 17:Inner and Outer Observation Chapter 18:Adding Sound Chapter 19:Reading Other Poets Chapter 20:Circles of Awareness

Part III:Transformations

Chapter 21:Writing Poetry--The Spiritual Journey Chapter 22:The Community of Poets

Appendixes

Appendix A:Suggested Reading Appendix B:Poem-Sketching Appendix C:Word Groups About the Author

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