The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

by Nikki Moustaki
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry by Nikki Moustaki

You're no idiot, of course. You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor.

Don't let your Muse leave you! With loads of smart advice and helpful exercises, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry' will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get:
-Simple explanatgions of the building blocks of poetry; metaphor, imagery, symbolism, repitition, and more.
-A step-by-step guide to the poetic process from your first inspiration to your poems' last stanza.
-Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440695636
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 252,997
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

NIKKI MOUSTAKI is a published poet and teacher and the recipient of a 2001 National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry. She received her M.A. in creative writing from New York University and her MFA in the same from Indiana University, where she taught poetry workshops. She currently teaches writing in New York City in addition to her full-time work as a freelance writer and editor.

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