Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer: A Poetic Journey into the Creative Process for Readers, Writers, Artists, & Dreamers

Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer: A Poetic Journey into the Creative Process for Readers, Writers, Artists, & Dreamers

by Charles Ghigna


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Poet Charles Ghigna pulls back the curtain of creativity and presents a poetic look into the mind and heart of the creative process. In a series of pithy and poignant reflections, Ghigna reveals insights into personal truths about inspiration, writing, and art. Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer is a companion guide for all who dare follow their dreams and heed the call of the creative life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532692567
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Charles Ghigna lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than one hundred books, and more than five thousand poems that appear in textbooks, anthologies, newspapers, and magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The New York Times. He served as poet-in-residence at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, and is a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Charles Ghigna is a master of the short form, the pithy poem. This collection showcases his wit and ability to offer both a real poem and real advice. . . . I can see these poems enjoyed in the classroom as well as in the secret heart of any would-be poet.”

—Jane Yolen, author, poet

“Out of his long career of writing poetry in several genres, Charles Ghigna is well qualified to offer advice. It comes not in the form of mechanical instructions for writing a poem, but as a series of concise and memorable poems that should inspire beginners to discover their own reasons to write.”

—X. J. Kennedy, author of Fits of Concision

“Charles Ghigna's poems are gentle hugs for the heart. Here, eloquent wisdom, grace, and whimsy lead us to the doorways of our dreams where the author himself holds the master key.”

—Raven Howell, children's author and poet, Glimmer, Sing of Sun!

“‘There is only need for the poem,’ is part of twenty-four succinct, crisp, concise, Ghigna word-gems, offering young readers and writers thoughts to ponder over and over again. His is indeed a poetic journey one will want to travel aboard often.”

—Lee Bennett Hopkins, Recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award

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