The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics

The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics

by Diane Lockward (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947896079
Publisher: Terrapin Books
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 1,001,368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Diane Lockward is the editor of The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop (Terrapin Books, 2016) and the earlier volume, The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (Terrapin Books, rev. ed., 2016). She is also the author of four poetry books, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement (Wind Publications, 2016). Her awards include the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, a poetry fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a Woman of Achievement Award. Her poems have been included in such journals as Harvard Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac, and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry.

Table of Contents

I. Discovering New Material

II. Finding the Best Words

III. Making Music

IV. Working with Sentences and Line Breaks

V. Crafting Surprise

VI. Achieving Tone

VII. Dealing with Feelings

VIII. Transforming Your Poems

IX. Rethinking and Revising

X. Publishing Your Book

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