Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry

Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry

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ISBN-13: 9780976005193
Publisher: Dos Gatos Press
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 888,623
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Scott Wiggerman is the author of two books of poetry, Vegetables and Other Relationships (Plain View Press, 2000) and Presence (Pecan Grove Press, 2011). Recent publications with poems by Wiggerman include Switched-on Gutenberg, BorderSenses, Poemeleon, Broad River Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, and Southwestern American Literature. Wiggerman has edited several anthologies and books, including Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair. A frequent workshop instructor, he is lead editor of Dos Gatos Press, publisher of the annual Texas Poetry Calendar, now in its fourteenth year.

David Meischen has been writing poetry and teaching the writing of poetry for twenty- five years. He was the Master Teacher in English for UTeach-Liberal Arts, the teacher preparation program in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas, Austin, 2002- 2006. He has had poems in The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, Borderlands, Cider Press Review, and other journals, as well as Two Southwests (Virtual Artists Collective, 2008), which features poets from the southwest of China and the United States. Meischen is a co-founder and Managing Editor of Dos Gatos Press.

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Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written, edited, and executed, he book is riddled with errors (pouring over poetry).  Editors who are careless with their projects will be careless with other people's work. So it proves in Wingbeats, a sloppy, if well-intentioned, book. You would not choose a workshop leader who was cavalier about teaching. When you buy a book filled with poetry exercises, you hope to find a good workshop between the covers. There are better manuals in the marketplace. Visit a bookshop or read samples online. Find a book that sparks your interest and stirs your creativity — and one whose writers care about their work and can help you to improve yours.
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