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.

The Crafty Poet A Portable Workshop

Contributors: Kim Addonizio, JoAnn Balingit, Ellen Bass, Jan Beatty, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Robert Bense, Pam Bernard, Michelle Bitting, Deborah Bogen, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Edward Byrne, Kelly Cherry, Philip F. Deaver, Bruce Dethlefsen, ...

Author: Diane Lockward


ISBN: 9781456624248

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

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The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop is a poetry tutorial designed to inform and inspire poets. It includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Organized into ten sections, the book covers such concepts as Diction, Sound, Voice, and Imagery. It is geared towards the experienced poet as well as those just getting started and is ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop. Contributors include fifty-six of our nation's finest poets, thirteen of them current or former state poets laureate. Contributors: Kim Addonizio, JoAnn Balingit, Ellen Bass, Jan Beatty, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Robert Bense, Pam Bernard, Michelle Bitting, Deborah Bogen, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Edward Byrne, Kelly Cherry, Philip F. Deaver, Bruce Dethlefsen, Caitlin Doyle, Patricia Fargnoli, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Amy Gerstler, Karin Gottshall, Jennifer Gresham, Bruce Guernsey, Marilyn Hacker, Jeffrey Harrison, Lola Haskins, Jane Hirshfield, Gray Jacobik, Rod Jellema, Richard Jones, Julie Kane, Adele Kenny, Dorianne Laux, Sydney Lea, Hailey Leithauser, Jeffrey Levine, Diane Lockward, Denise Low, Jennifer Maier, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Jeffrey McDaniel, Wesley McNair, Susan Laughter Meyers, Bronwen Butter Newcott, Alicia Ostriker, Linda Pastan, Stanley Plumly, Vern Rutsala, Martha Silano, Marilyn L. Taylor, Matthew Thorburn, Lee Upton, Nance Van Winckel, Ingrid Wendt, Nancy White, Cecilia Woloch, Baron Wormser, Suzanne Zweizig An additional forty-five accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book.

The Crafty Poet

"A collection of poems, prompts, craft tips and interviews for aspiring and practicing poets" -- page [4] of cover.

Author: Diane Lockward


ISBN: 193613862X

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

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A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes discussion of sample poems, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started. Guaranteed to break through any writer's block.

2015 Poet s Market

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop by Diane Lockward offers model poems and interviews with poets in addition to detailed writing exercises.

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638645

Category: Reference

Page: 505

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The most trusted guide to getting poetry published! Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than the 2015 Poet's Market, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook publishers, poetry publications, contests, and more. These include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information. In addition to the listings, Poet's Market offers articles on the Craft of Poetry, Business of Poetry, and Promotion of Poetry--not to mention new poems from today's best and brightest poets, including Beth Copeland, Joseph Mills, Judith Skillman, Laurie Kolp, Bernadette Geyer, and more. Learn the habits of highly productive poets, the usefulness of silence, revision tricks, poetic forms, ways to promote a new book, and more. You also gain access to: • Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets *Includes access to the webinar "How to Build an Audience for Your Poetry" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Poet's Market*

365 Folk Tales

11 The POet's Reward A poet once wrote a poem in praise of ... The crafty poet had got what he wanted, yet he had given the king the impression that he was ...

Author: Om Books Editorial Team

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9788187107569

Category: Folklore

Page: 236

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A new story for every single day of the year! Each book contains a special story for each month.These entertaining stories are short enough to be read just before bedtime or to take a break anytime of the day.With popular as well as never-heard-of tales from around the world and great illustrations, every book in this series is a must have.


The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. Wind Publications, 2013. Writing prompts, interviews with poets, and poems aimed at helping you overcome writer's ...

Author: Amorak Huey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350020177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing poetry. The authors map out more than 25 key elements of poetry including image, lyric, point of view, metaphor, and movement and use these elements as starting points for discussion questions and writing prompts. The book guides the reader through a range of poetic modes including: - Elegy - Found poems - Nocturne - Ode - Protest poems - Ars Poetica - Lyric - Narrative Poetry also offers inspiring examples of contemporary poetry covering all the modes and elements discussed by the book, including poems by: Billy Collins, Sherman Alexie, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Diaz, Traci Brimhall, Terrance Hayes, Richard Blanco, Danez Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Mark Halliday, Eileen Myles, Mary Jo Bang, Tracy K. Smith, Ocean Vuong, and many others.

Poem Central

The 6.5 Practices of moderately Successful Poets:a Self-help memoir. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books. Soto, Gary. ... The Crafty Poet:a Portable Workshop.

Author: Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571109637

Category: Education

Page: 320

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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

The Root of Wild Madder

The crafty poet could get away with much. References to wine, music, and sex could be interpreted literally by readers so inclined.

Author: Brian Murphy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743274579

Category: History

Page: 320

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Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan and Iran where they are woven -- often by young girls -- and on to the bazaars where they are traded, to the Sufis and mystic poets who find grace and magic in their timeless designs, and, finally and unexpectedly, to a carpet showroom in New York. Told in exquisite prose befitting one of the world's loveliest art forms, The Root of Wild Madder eloquently chronicles how carpets embody humanity's endless striving for unattainable perfection. Here are stories of the weavers and their dreams, the "mules" who move the carpets from place to place, the tradesmen who sell them in the bazaars, and the refugee compelled to trade a carpet he believes contains the soul of his grandmother -- because his family must eat. The madder plant has fed the carpets' red brilliance since the earliest weavings. But the power of its palette, like the dyers' traditions, threatens to pass from memory. It would be a profound loss. It's part of a world as rich as any sublime carpet: steeped in spirituality, culture, allegory, and, above all, mystery. Nearly all the carpet masterworks are anonymous art for the ages, and Murphy seeks out their glorious hidden narratives. As he observes, "Every carpet carries its own distinctive voice. Suddenly I wanted to hear them."

The Crafty Reader

Wanting to know more about the lives of these poets seems to be a reasonable and proper response to poetry, as it did to Samuel Johnson when he wrote The ...

Author: Robert Scholes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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“I believe that it is in our interest as individuals to become crafty readers, and in the interest of the nation to educate citizens in the craft of reading. The craft, not the art. . . . This book is about that craft.”—from the Introduction This latest book from the well-known literary critic Robert Scholes presents his thoughtful exploration of the craft of reading. He deals with reading not as an art or performance given by a virtuoso reader, but as a craft that can be studied, taught, and learned. Those who master the craft of reading, Scholes contends, will justifiably take responsibility for the readings they produce and the texts they choose to read. Scholes begins with a critique of the New Critical way of reading (“bad for poets and poetry and really terrible for students and teachers of poetry”), using examples of poems by various writers, in particular Edna St. Vincent Millay. He concludes with a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of the fundamentalist way of reading texts regarded as sacred. To explain and clarify the approach of the crafty reader, the author analyzes a wide-ranging selection of texts by figures at the margins of the literary and cultural canon, including Norman Rockwell, Anaïs Nin, Dashiell Hammett, and J. K. Rowling. Throughout his discussion Scholes emphasizes how concepts of genre affect the reading process and how they may work to exclude certain texts from the cultural canon and curriculum.

Tacking Lessons

... her work most recently appeared in The Crafty Poet, A Portable Workshop, ... A member of the Powow River Poets in Newburyport, Bartlet Street Poets of ...

Author: Nancy Bailey Miller


ISBN: 9780982192436


Page: 62

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In her new poetry collection, poet, memoirist and musician Nancy Bailey Miller takes the reader with her into the tricky waters she navigates like the gifted verbal sailor she is: dreams, memory, family history, shifting relationships, the familiar seen as with the fresh eyes of the traveler, the unfamiliar tamed and rendered ours, new places and situations explored by a mind blessed by restlessness and keen powers of observation. Like the musician she is, Nancy Bailey Miller always appeals to the ear, as well as the mind and eye, whether in supple free verse or in such traditional forms as the sonnet, villanelle and triolet, often experimentally, always in a steady voice the reader trusts.

The Rigveda

We are inclined to ascribe the hymn rather to Kakṣīvant, the crafty poet of I.116–126, or a descendant or would-be epigone of his: Kakṣīvant is mentioned in ...



ISBN: 9780199370184

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1693

View: 328


The Rigveda is the oldest Sanskrit text, consisting of over one thousand hymns dedicated to various divinities of the Vedic tradition. Orally composed and orally transmitted for several millennia, the hymns display remarkable poetic complexity and religious sophistication. As the culmination of the long tradition of Indo-Iranian oral-formulaic praise poetry and the first monument of specifically Indian religiousity and literature, the Rigveda is crucial to the understanding both of Indo-European and Indo-Iranian intellectual and aesthetic prehistory and of the rich flowering of Indic religious expression and Indic high literature that were to follow. This new translation represents the first complete scholarly translation into English in over a century and utilizes the results of the intense research of the last century on the language and the ritual system of the text. The focus of this translation is on the poetic techniques and structures utilized by the bards and on theways that the poetry intersects with and dynamically expresses the ritual underpinnings of the text.

Light in Light

... Speaks to Me in a Dream,” 2017; The Crafty Poet II: “Under the Beech tree ... Journal of New Jersey Poets: “Amusement Park,” 40th Anniversary, 2014; ...

Author: Deborah Gerrish

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532616914

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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Light in Light paints a river of illumined images highlighting the author’s compilation of experiences, emotions, and memories as not only being grist for the poems, but illustrating a living and breathing record of the poet’s personal journey. Whether it is pondering the delights of childhood with its remembrances and long imagination, or later in life, being immersed in suffering, there is witnessing and validation. These conversational poems, chock-full with confessions of faith, are immersed in magic and music, rich imagery, and well-crafted design. The poet plunges into living out the ordinary through the extraordinary, by breathing in the secrets of the peony, the magnolia, the music of the dream. The poet waits for dawn, and for hope that liberates the soul through the natural world, with its transforming spiritual impact. This collection of poems is about health to the bones, the heart, the spirit, and it is through suffering and longing that the tattered soul is unlatched and liberated. As the poet scrutinizes the world, she sees with a creative eye. She scans her past and present with a wide lens, as a noticer of details and particulars, through the poetic expression of enlightening images and metaphors.

Poet Lore

... he succeeded in so suborning truth that privily , we are told , it profited the godly - minded , and yet was not espied of the crafty adversary .

Author: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson


ISBN: PRNC:32101075672624

Category: Literature


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Poetic Argument

The poet begins to awaken . For Mallarmé , visionary power must be earned by a crafty poet , who does not so much walk in a world of dreams as create the ...

Author: Jonathan Kertzer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773561892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Beginning with an essay on the history and theory of poetic argument, he traces its patterns through Romantic and Modernist literature. He divides his subject into three areas: the paradoxes of reason, language, and argument. Poetic Argument surveys the writings of the five poets in light of what has to be "proved" and identifies the characteristic styles of proof for each. For example, in the chapter on Marianne Moore, Kertzer studies two expressions of poetic argument. The first regards poetry as a waking dream, combining the powers of sleep and calculation. The second, derived from Imagism, treats poetry as a special way of seeing. Kertzer suggests that the combination of these two elements produces Moore's characteristically intricate, but inconclusive, forms of argument.

Poet Lore

... he succeeded in so suborning truth that privily , we are told , it profited the godly - minded , and yet was not espied of the crafty adversary .



ISBN: UOM:39015025931281

Category: Literature


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... Because I Never Learned the Names of Poisons Assisi: I've Never Been Much Good at It Border: Hoppings: Villa Marina The Crafty Poet (Wind Publications, ...

Author: Linda Simone


ISBN: 9781495123351

Category: Poetry

Page: 44

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What is love if not one continual dig into the shards and fragments, the moments and pieces we collect to make sense of our lives? In Archeology, I juxtapose poems based on real archeological finds with poems about a variety of modern-day experiences that serve to reconnect people, both dead and living, and renew family bonds. In the writing of these poems, I was amazed at what can be learned about love from the unearthing of side-by-side skeletons in an ancient Italian town. Or how easy it is to feel the concern of a prehistoric gatherer when her mate hasn't returned from the hunt. I was equally surprised to discover that eating a plum or losing sight of a child in a busy store or the simple act of replicating a family recipe could be the way in to primal feelings and experiences?what I believe makes us human.

The Crafty Courtier

Thus sings the Poet — For in Days of old , Tales mean as Renard's were by Poets told ; But simple Truth in lowly Verse will seem To falhionable Wits ...

Author: Nivardus


ISBN: UOM:39015065581707


Page: 311

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Trials of Authorship

If deniability allows the threateningly crafty poet to assert his own innocence or virtual nonexistence in the face of suspicion, no less does it allow the ...

Author: Jonathan Crewe

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520303287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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The English Renaissance has been the focus of intense interpretive activity. It has been a scene of trial for the critical methodologies of deconstruction, feminism, new historicism, psychoanalytic poststructuralism, and cultural studies. Trials of Authorship extends and challenges this theoretically informed criticism. Jonathan Crewe argues that the commitment to innovation, transgression, and radical change has increasingly obscured some powerfully resistant elements both in Renaissance culture and in these critical discourses themselves. He calls for a recognition of defensive, perverse, and self-limiting trends in Renaissance writing, and also of the conservative investment by critics in the Renaissance as a cultural epoch. Crewe focuses on the relatively stable poetic and cultural forms operative in the Renaissance. He argues that these established forms, which shape poetic composition, social interaction, and individual identity, are subject to only limited reconstruction by English authors in the sixteenth century. They facilitate and limit literary and social expression and result in more sharply conflicted literary production than current critics have been willing to acknowledge. Moreover, Crewe argues that while this literary production is dominantly masculinist, it nevertheless reveals the stresses of negotiating complex structures of class and gender, history and culture. The literary results are accordingly varied and do not lend themselves to uniform interpretation. Trials of Authorship presents a consecutive reading of English Renaissance authors from Wyatt to Shakespeare and redraws the existing picture of the English Renaissance in the sixteenth century. It does so by concentrating on authors whose canonical status is somewhat precarious, namely the poets Wyatt, Surrey, and Gascoigne, and the “non-literary” authors of two Tudor prose biographies. The book makes a case for the continuing significance of all the texts in question, while its emphasis on them also constitutes an intentional shift away from the Elizabethan period towards that of Henry VIII. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

Spanish Literature A Collection of Essays

Nonetheless, the economy of the poem requires the poet to exploit craft so as to ... Fray Luis is a crafty poet who uses his great technical skill against ...

Author: David Foster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136784088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 454

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Covering Spanish Literature from Origins to the 1700s. First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.