How to Write Poetry

In this guide Fred Sedgwick explains - with numerous examples from successful poets - how the creative process works, from the initial impulse to write all the way through to the crafted and expressive poetry at the end.

Author: Fred Sedgwick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826435200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Plenty of people want to write poetry - yet while it is not necessarily difficult to write poetry badly, it is harder to write it well. In this guide Fred Sedgwick explains - with numerous examples from successful poets - how the creative process works, from the initial impulse to write all the way through to the crafted and expressive poetry at the end.

Write Poetry And Get It Published

Containing straightforward advice and the very latest on prizes, festivals and performance poetry, this book will enable an aspiring or seasoned poet alike to gain the confidence and necessary knowledge to write and publish compelling ...

Author: Matthew Sweeney

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444103245

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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" ?Is this the right book for me? A comprehensive guide to writing poetry Write Poetry - and Get It Published is a user-friendly and comprehensive guide written by two well-published poets that will prove indispensible if you?re seeking creative guidance, inspiration and practical advice. Covering everything from mood, style and tone to poetry on the internet, this fully updated edition will help you find your voice. Containing straightforward advice and the very latest on prizes, festivals and performance poetry, this book will enable an aspiring or seasoned poet alike to gain the confidence and necessary knowledge to write and publish compelling poetry. Write Poetry and Get it Published includes: Chapter 1: What does it take to be a poet? Chapter 2: Bump-starting the poem Chapter 3: A challenge to the reader: groundwork exercises Chapter 4: Getting started: working arrangements Chapter 5: I gotta use words when I talk to you Chapter 6: Letters, alphabets and lists Chapter 7: Visualizing Chapter 8: Drafting and revision Chapter 9: Using models Chapter 10: The co-operative approach Chapter 11: Subject matter Chapter 12: Context, mood and tone Chapter 13: Writing in different modes Chapter 14: Style Chapter 15: Getting the rhymes to chose you Chapter 16: It don?t mean a thing if it ain?t got that swing Chapter 17: Translation Chapter 18: Writing for children Chapter 19: Getting published Chapter 20: ipoems and cyber verse Chapter 21: Reading aloud Chapter 22: Poetry prizes and festivals Chapter 23: ars poetica Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author?s many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you?ve learnt and how to use it.? "

Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you.

Author: Sandford Lyne

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402254208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can-and should-write poetry. In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and surprises of writing poetry, and his methods and insights will help you tap into your own unique voice and perspective to compose poems of your own in as little as a few minutes. Whether you are an experienced writer looking for new techniques and sources of inspiration or a novice poet who has never written a poem in your life, Writing Poetry from the Inside Out will help you to craft the poems you've always longed to write.

101 Ways to Make Poems Sell

Whether you are a novice or an established poet, this book provides you with over a hundred tools and techniques to help sell your books, keep your publisher and build a readership around the world.With over a decade’s experience in ...

Author: Chris Emery

Publisher: Salt Pub

ISBN: 1844711161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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101 Ways to Make Poems Sell is an insiderâe(tm)s guide to the poetry business, focusing on the issues that matter: building profile, finding readers and selling books. Hamilton-Emery offers practical and hard-earned advice about the ins and outs of marketing poetry and driving sales. Whether you are a novice or an established poet, this book provides you with over a hundred tools and techniques to help sell your books, keep your publisher and build a readership around the world.With over a decadeâe(tm)s experience in international publishing, working as a senior manager and consultant within blue chip companies, Hamilton-Emery offers a frank, funny and insightful tour of the world of poety publishing. Every step of the way youâe(tm)re offered gems of advice, along with tips and tools you can put into practice straight away, many of them for free, and all of them geared to getting your books into the hands of the people that truly matter: your readers.Includes step by step advice on:Making poetry submissions, including âe~50 dos and donâe(tm)tsâe(tm)Getting reviews, readings and residenciesCollaboration, competition and contactsThe poetry scene, power and publicityThe uses and abuses of social media

How to Grow Your Own Poem

If you have never written a poem before, this book will get you started. If you have written poems before, this book will help you to write more fluently and confidently, more as yourself. This book not like other creative writing books.

Author: Kate Clanchy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529024708

Category: Poetry

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Do you want to write a poem? This book will show you ‘how to grow your own poem’ . . . Kate Clanchy has been teaching people to write poetry for more than twenty years. Some were old, some were young; some were fluent English speakers, some were not. None of them were confident to start with, but a surprising number went to win prizes and every one finished up with a poem they were proud of, a poem that only they could have written – their own poem. Kate’s big secret is a simple one: is to share other poems. She believes poetry is like singing or dancing and the best way to learn is to follow someone else. In this book, Kate shares the poems she has found provoke the richest responses, the exercises that help to shape those responses into new poems, and the advice that most often helps new writers build their own writing practice. If you have never written a poem before, this book will get you started. If you have written poems before, this book will help you to write more fluently and confidently, more as yourself. This book not like other creative writing books. It doesn’t ask you to set out on your own, but to join in. Your invitation is inside.

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well.

Author: Kim Addonizio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340884

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

How to Write Poetry

In Scholastic Guides: How to Write Poetry you will learn how to -- prepare to write poetry by keeping a journal and creating a Poet's Wordbank -- begin by writing humorous short poems -- end your lines with rhyming words -- write free verse ...

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher:

ISBN: 0590100785

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

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Provides practical advice with checklists on the art of writing poetry.

Poetry For Dummies

This is the book for you. Get expert tips on writing your own poems Understand and appreciate the pleasures of poetry Can't tell the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Don't worry!

Author: The Poetry Center

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053648

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life

What I hope to accomplish in this book is to give writing prompts that will help you to get past all the outside influences that keep you from believing in yourself and in your ability to write.

Author: Maria M. Gillan

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550717472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

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What I hope to accomplish in this book is to give writing prompts that will help you to get past all the outside influences that keep you from believing in yourself and in your ability to write. In order to write, you need to get rid of notions about language, poetic form, and esoteric subject matter ? all the things that the poetry police have told you are essential if you are to write. I wanted to start from a different place, a place controlled by instinct rather than by intelligence. Revision, the shaping and honing of the poem, should come later, and, in revising, care always needs to be taken to retain the vitality and electricity of the poem. Anyone can learn to craft a capable poem, but it is the poems that retain that initial vitality that we remember; these are the poems that teach us how to be human.

The Power of Poems

Provides instructions and activities for introducing children in grades three through eight to the reading and writing of poetry, focusing on the components of content and craft.

Author: Margriet Ruurs

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895444

Category: Education

Page: 113

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A common-sense approach to teaching your students how to write poetry, with lots of classroom-proven strategies and activities that free you to fit poetry into just about any part of your day. Activities are adaptable for high-school students. Encourages creativity while teaching solid writer's craft techniques.

A Teen s Guide to Getting Published

Offers tips and advice for teen writers seeking to publish their work, including information on rights and copyright, online and print publishing companies that publish student work, and publishing pitfalls.

Author: Jessica Dunn

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781593631826

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 249

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Offers tips and advice for teen writers seeking to publish their work, including information on rights and copyright, online and print publishing companies that publish student work, and publishing pitfalls.

I Wanted to Write a Poem

Subtitled The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet," this unique volume was the result of a series of informal conversations in the mid-1950s between Dr. Williams, his wife, and Edith Heal, then a student at Columbia University.

Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811207072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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Subtitled The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet," this unique volume was the result of a series of informal conversations in the mid-1950s between Dr. Williams, his wife, and Edith Heal, then a student at Columbia University. In the relaxed atmosphere of the Williams home in Rutherford, New Jersey, the three discussed, chronologically, the poet's works as collected on his very own library shelves. "There was an air of discovery about the whole procedure," Miss Heal writes in her introduction, "the poet's excited 'Why I'd forgotten this dedication,' the unexpected appearance of reviews that had been tucked away in the pages of the books, pencilled corrections in the text, scrawled first drafts on prescription blanks." I Wanted to Write a Poem is, then, a brief "talking" bibliography, alive with the Williamses' memories of the circumstances in which the books were brought into being - in Miss Heal's words, "a nostalgic review of the early twentieth-century literary world." "

Making Your Own Days

Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684824383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

How To Write For Children And Get Published

Once you have your website up and running, you can use it to publish your
poetry, sell your collections, publicise your availability as a performer and so on.
Many publishers agree that feeling as if you are part of an online community is
part of ...

Author: Louise Jordan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349414287

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Huge numbers of people want to write for children, but it is notoriously difficult to find a publisher in this increasingly comeptitive area. This inspiring and practical guide from acknowledged expert on children's publishing Louise Jordan, will show you how to make your work stand out from the crowd and appeal to commissioning editors, and, of course, your intended audience.

The Poet s Haven Digest

TRIGGER WARNING: This anthology contains depictions of true crime and horror, including; mass murder, rape, genocide, domestic abuse, child abuse, cannibalism, terrorism, and school shootings.The worst monsters are those that exist in the ...

Author: Vertigo Xi'an Xavier

Publisher:

ISBN: 1640920080

Category:

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TRIGGER WARNING: This anthology contains depictions of true crime and horror, including; mass murder, rape, genocide, domestic abuse, child abuse, cannibalism, terrorism, and school shootings.The worst monsters are those that exist in the real world.Darker Than Fiction. Horrors too grotesque to be fantasy.Featuring poetry and stories by:Bill Abbott, Lars Avis, Krystie Beale, Eddie Brophy,Betty Burton, Vanesa Carballea, Shawn Chang,Linda M. Crate, Adri Dillon, Cat Dixon, Lauren Ebanks,Lisa Van Es, A. Farrier, Norbert Gora, Jon Hoel,A.J. Huffman, Emilio Iasiello, Arianna Iliff,Mathias Jansson, Sarah Denise Johnson,Mark Sebastian Jordan, Andrew Lafleche, Alex Lobera,Lennart Lundh, Susan Marie, Jaydem Martin, Joe Masi,Joseph McCrea, Sydney Meeker, Wilda Morris,Kelly O'Rourke, Anthony Paul, Gabrielle Reed,James E. Roethlein, Paul Sevigny, Kanishka Shah,Zachariah Shaskin, P.J. Sheridan, Marge Simon,Shane Smith, Sean Swogger, Mary A. Turzillo,and Jocelyn White.Wrap-around cover art by Marge Simon.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Open the book and find: Exactly where your writing talents lie Why you need to be a good reader to become a good writer What turns words on a page into sparkling conversation Ways to weave character, plot and structure together All the ...

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

New Selected Essays

"Denise Levertov fulfills the eternal mission of the true Poet: to be a receptacle of Divine Grace and a 'spendor of that Grace to humanity.'" --World Literature Today

Author: Denise Levertov

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811212181

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 266

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"Denise Levertov fulfills the eternal mission of the true Poet: to be a receptacle of Divine Grace and a 'spendor of that Grace to humanity.'" --World Literature Today

In Conversation

One or two of that group have gone on writing poetry and writing it seriously, but I
hadn't, as I say, published anything more than that. GG: So where did that put you
in the day job? RW: Well, I suppose through my twenties and thirties, I was a ...

Author: Rowan Williams

Publisher: Church Publishing

ISBN: 9781640651296

Category: Religion

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• Second volume of the In Conversation series • Insights into the art of listening from former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and author Greg Garrett How is God speaking into our lives today? How do Christians discern what they’re being called to do? How do literature and culture intersect with the Scriptures and our tradition? And what might the work of the artist teach us about both spiritual practice and the vocational tasks of preaching and teaching? Be a fly on the wall and listen in as dear friends—one who happens to be the past Archbishop of Canterbury, the other, “one of the Episcopal Church's most engaging evangelists” (Barbara Brown Taylor)—discuss their longtime passions and shared interests. In this new volume of the “In Conversation series,” Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett talk about friendship, the Church, the gift of great novels, the importance of Shakespeare, the art of writing poetry and fiction, the preaching event, engaging popular culture, the relationship between faith and politics, the practice of prayer, and the necessity of sacred community, modeling for us in the process both the vanishing art of conversation and an active engagement with faith, culture, and real life.