Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches

Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches

by Chad Davidson, Gregory Fraser


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230008120
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Series: Approaches to Writing
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 734,784
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

CHAD DAVIDSON is Associate Professorin Creative Writing and Literature at University of West Georgia, USA. His poetry collections include Consolation Miracle (2003) and The Last Predicta (2008), both from Southern Illinois UP. He is Associate Editor for New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

GREGORY FRASER is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Literatureat University of West Georgia, USA. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and his poetry has appeared in journals including The Southern Review, The Paris Review andThe Chicago Review. His collections of poetry are Strange Pietà (Texas Tech, UP 2003) and Answering the Ruins (Northwestern UP, 2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction to Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches.- PART I: FOUNDATIONS.- Establishing Practice.- Form and Structure.- Voice.- Style.- Subject.- The Cultures of Poetry Writing.- Foundational Exercises.- PART II: SPECULATIONS.- Exploring Possibilities.- Forms and Structures.- Voices.- Styles.- Subjects.- The Cultures of Poetry Writing.- Key Points: Speculations in Poetry Writing.- Speculative Exercises.- Creative Critical Further Reading.- Bibliography.- Index.

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