Creative Writing: An Introduction to Poetry and Fiction is a brief guide that offers plenty of options for the two-genre creative writing course. Adapted from David Starkey’s successful Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, it starts with lively and highly-praised instruction on the basics of reading and writing poetry and fiction. Then it presents a wide and versatile selection of model contemporary poems and stories for students to admire and emulate. Throughout, it offers a range of checklists to help students shape their poems and stories, as well as inventive assignments to fire students’ imaginations and get them creating on their own.
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Table of Contents
Preface: A Few Words to Instructors
A Few Things You Should Know About Creative Writing
A Few Words About Revision
1 Writing Poetry
A Few Things You Should Know about Poetry
The Elements of Poetry
The Short Poem: Three Models
Gail White, "My Personal Recollections of Not Being Asked to the Prom"
Ruth Stone, "Winter"
Rae Armantrout, "Duration"
Lines and Stanzas
Meter and Rhythm
The Music of Poetry
Images, Symbols and Figurative Language
Diction, Syntax and the Language of Poetry
Sonnet / Villanelle / Rondeau / Sestina / Haiku / Cinquain / Rondelet / Triolet / Pantoum / Ghazal / Prose Poetry
Getting Started Writing Poetry
>Kick-Starts: Beginning Your Poems
An Anthology of Poems
Kim Addonizio, "For You"
Elizabeth Alexander, "House Party Sonnet:‘66"
Sherman Alexie, "Basketball"
Agha Shahid Ali, "Postcard from Kashmir"
Todd Boss, "The World Is in Pencil"
Ciaran Carson, "Campaign"
Lorna Dee Cervantes, "Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person, Could Believe in the War between Races"
Marilyn Chin, "Repulse Bay"
Billy Collins, "Nostalgia"
Elaine Equi, "A Quiet Poem"
Vona Groarke, "Why I Am Not a Nature Poet"
Kimiko Hahn, "Yellow Jackets—"
Joy Harjo, "Santa Fe"
Geoffrey Hill, "September Song"
Brenda Hillman, "Shadows in Snow"
Major Jackson, "The Giant Swing Ending in a Split"
Allison Joseph, "On Being Told I Don’t Speak like a Black Person"
June Jordan, "Ghazal at Full Moon"
Donald Justice, "Variations for Two Pianos"
Jane Kenyon, "The Blue Bowl"
Galway Kinnell, "That Silent Evening
Yusef Komunyakaa, "A Voice on an Answering Machine"
Ted Kooser, "Mourners"
Ben Lerner, "We Have Assembled"
D. Nurske. "Left Field"
Naomi Shihab Nye, "I Feel Sorry for Jesus"
Mary Oliver, "Crossing the Swamp"
David O’Meara, "The Game"
Deborah Paredez, "Bustillo Drive Grocery"
Linda Pastan, "November"
Bradley Paul, "Short Ends"
Molly Peacock, "Instead of Her Own"
Patricia Smith, "Listening at the Door"
Gary Snyder, "I Went into the Maverick Bar"
Gary Soto, "What Is Your Major?
James Tate, "Teaching the Ape to Write Poems"
Gloria Vando, "new shoes and an old flame"
David Wojahn, "The Assassination of John Lennon as Depicted by the Madame
Tussaud Wax Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 1987"
Matthew Zapruder, "Automated Regret Machine"
2 Writing the Short Story
A Few Things You Should Know about the Short-Short Story
The Elements of Fiction
The Short-Short Story: Three Models
Isaac Babel, "Crossing the River Zbrucz"
Donald Barthelme, "The Baby"
Stephanie Vaughn, "We’re on TV in the Universe"
Structure and Design
Setting the Scene
Deciding on Point of View, Developing Tone and Style
First-Person Point of View / Second-Person Point of View / Third-Person Limited Point of View / Third-Person Omniscient Point of View / Tense / Tone and Style
Getting Started Writing the Short-Short Story
>Kick-Starts: Beginning Your Story
An Anthology of Short Stories
Lisa Alvarez, "Cielito Lindo"
Margaret Atwood, "An Angel"
Aimee Bender, "Loser"
T.Coraghessan Boyle, "The Hit Man"
Ron Carlson, "A Kind of Flying"
Raymond Carver, "Popular Mechanics"
Dan Chaon, "St. Dismas"
John Cheever, "Reunion"
Allegra Goodman, "La Vita Nuova"
Ursula Hegi, "Doves"
Pam Houston, "Symphony"
Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl"
Lorrie Moore, "How"
Joyce Carol Oates, "Wolf’s Head Lake"
Ron Rash, "Into the Gorge"
Lynne Tillman, "The Recipe"
Guadalupe Valdes, "Recuerdo"
John Edgar Wideman, "Rock River"
Tobias Wolff, "Bible"
A Few Words About Getting Your Work Published
A Few Words of Farewell