A Poet s Craft

A major new guide to writing and understanding poetry

Author: Annie Finch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0472033646

Category: Literary Criticism

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A major new guide to writing and understanding poetry

The Poet s Craft

This volume was first published in 1957 and was intended as an appreciation of poetry, based on the study of authors' corrected manuscripts, revised published versions, transpositions of prose into verse, and contrasted translations.

Author: A. F. Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107601277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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This volume was first published in 1957 and was intended as an appreciation of poetry, based on the study of authors' corrected manuscripts, revised published versions, transpositions of prose into verse, and contrasted translations. A. F. Scott divides his study into five sections: the first section has photographs of manuscript poems by twenty-four poets. The second section presents for comparison the first published version of eight well-known poems, with the revisions published later. A brief history of the changes is given, so that the making of some of the poems can be followed over the years. The third section gives six poems, with the source used by the poet for his poem. The fourth section gives 34 poetical versions of twelve originals. The fifth and final section contains 120 poems, paired for contrast and comparison, unsigned, and with a specific critical subject suggested for each pair.

The Poet s Craft

From the haiku to the sonnet, from the dactyl to the trochee, this handbook provides a guide to the forms and devices used by poets over the centuries.

Author: Sandy Brownjohn

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 0340802928

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 102

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From the haiku to the sonnet, from the dactyl to the trochee, The Poet's Craft provides a handy guide to the forms and devices used by poets over the centuries. Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the book explains clearly, with examples, the different forms of rhyme, metre and verse with which poets shape their ideas. This highly practical handbook will appeal to professional and amateur writers alike, as well as being invaluable to English teachers and students. It will become an essential text on courses in all areas of English, Drama and Creative Writing and at a range of different levels, spanning from AS/A level to those in Further Education.

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary and Poet s Craft Book

The essential handbook for poets and song writers. This book offers to poets a complete guide to the technique, forms, and rhyming words of English poetry -- cover.

Author: Clement Wood

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: UVA:X000418032

Category: English language

Page: 607

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The essential handbook for poets and song writers. This book offers to poets a complete guide to the technique, forms, and rhyming words of English poetry -- cover.

The Poet s Craft

Twenty-five modern-day poets answer questions about their art and technique

Author: William Packard

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015062063394

Category: Poetry

Page: 359

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Twenty-five modern-day poets answer questions about their art and technique

The Craft of Poetry

What should readers notice and look out for? Poet Lucy Newlyn demystifies the principles of the form, effortlessly illustrating key approaches and terms--all through her own original verse.

Author: Lucy Newlyn

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300251913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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A wonderfully accessible handbook to the art of writing and reading poetry--itself written entirely in verse How does poetry work? What should readers notice and look out for? Poet Lucy Newlyn demystifies the principles of the form, effortlessly illustrating key approaches and terms--all through her own original verse. Each poem exemplifies an aspect of poetic craft--but read together they suggest how poetry can evoke a whole community and its way of life in myriad ways. In a series of beautiful meditations, Newlyn guides the reader through key aspects of poetry, from sonnets and haiku to volta and synecdoche. Avoiding glosses and notes, her poems are allowed to speak for themselves, and show that there are no limits to what poetry can communicate. Newlyn's timeless verse will appeal to lovers of poetry as well as to practitioners, teachers, and students of all ages. Onomatopoeia You'd play here all day if you had your way-- near the stepping-stones, in the clearest of rock-pools, where water slaps and slips; where minnows dart, and a baby trout flop-flips.

On Poetry and Craft

In this volume of selected prose, Roethke articulates his commitments to imaginative possibilities, offers tender advice to young writers, and zings darts at stuffed shirts, lightweights and fools.

Author: Theodore Roethke

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 9781619320925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.

The Crafty Poet II A Portable Workshop

Each of these thirty craft tips is followed by a Model poem and a Prompt based on the poem. Each model poem is used as a mentor, expressing the underlying philosophy of the book that the best teacher of poetry is a good poem.

Author: Diane Lockward

Publisher: Terrapin Books

ISBN: 9780997666670

Category: Poetry

Page: 327

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The Crafty Poet II is organized into ten sections, beginning with "Revising Your Process." That section is followed by one on "Entryways into Poems" which considers how a poet might get going with a poem and how a poet might pull in a reader with humor and enticing titles. There is in-depth discussion of the importance of choosing the right words; using syntax, line breaks, and spacing to advantage; and enhancing the music of poems. There is a meaty section on how to add complication to your poems, another on how to divert or transform your poems from their original intention, and another on special forms of poems. In "Expanding the Material" three poets consider how to write poetic sequences using paintings, photographs, and history. The final section, "Revision," moves beyond the usual advice to "get rid of adjectives" as one poet offers ways to revise via sound, another offers a series of expansion strategies, and, finally, poet Dick Allen issues a warning against excessive revision. All ten sections include three craft tips, each provided by an experienced, accomplished poet. Each of these thirty craft tips is followed by a Model poem and a Prompt based on the poem. Each model poem is used as a mentor, expressing the underlying philosophy of the book that the best teacher of poetry is a good poem. Each prompt is followed by two Sample poems which suggest the possibilities for the prompts and should provide for good discussion about what works and what doesn't. Each section includes a Poet on the Poem Q&A about the craft elements in one of the featured poet's poems. Each section concludes with a Bonus Prompt, each of which provides a stimulus on those days when you just can't get your engine started.

A Poet s Last Songs

Then in scorn of self I laughed , And forswore the Poet's craft , And I turned from
Love , the Poet's lord and master , Yea , I turned and fled away , But he followed
me all day ; When I fled , he always followed me the faster . Bow and arrow had
he ...

Author: Henry Bernard Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX5GPN

Category:

Page: 143

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In the Palm of Your Hand Second Edition A Poet s Portable Workshop Second Edition

*Over 90,000 copies sold* Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who ...

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 9780884485407

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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*Over 90,000 copies sold* Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns.This edition adds Steve Kowit’s famous essay on poetics “The Mystique of the Difficult Poem,” in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.

Poetic Inquiry

The book begins by mapping out what doing and critiquing Poetic Inquiry entails via a discussion of the power of poetry, poets’, and researchers’ goals for the use of poetry, and the kinds of projects that are best suited for Poetic ...

Author: Sandra L. Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351044219

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Poetic Inquiry: Craft, Method and Practice examines the use of poetry as a form of qualitative research, representation, and method used by researchers, practitioners, and students from across the social sciences and humanities. It serves as a practical manual for using poetry in qualitative research through the presentation of varied examples of Poetic Inquiry. It provides how-to exercises for developing and using poetry as a qualitative research method. The book begins by mapping out what doing and critiquing Poetic Inquiry entails via a discussion of the power of poetry, poets’, and researchers’ goals for the use of poetry, and the kinds of projects that are best suited for Poetic Inquiry. It also provides descriptions of the process and craft of creating Poetic Inquiry, and suggestions for how to evaluate and engage with Poetic Inquiry. The book further contends with questions of method, process, and craft from poets’ and researchers’ perspectives. It shows the implications for the aesthetic and epistemic concerns in poetry, and furthers transdisciplinary dialogues between the humanities and social sciences. Faulkner shows the importance of considering the form and function of Poetic Inquiry in qualitative research through discussions of poetry as research method, poetry as qualitative analysis and representation, and Poetic Inquiry as a powerful research tool.