The Practice of Poetry

Author: Robin Behn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062276077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

The Practice of Poetry

Author: Robin Behn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006273024X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

The Practice of Poetry

Author: Robin Behn
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

Poets on Teaching

Author: Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587299046
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Here is an astonishingly generous gathering of poetic energies and imaginations aimed toward turning more and more classrooms into scenes of transformative engagement with the prime instrument of our humanity, language. The essential work of exploratory play with words is presented in heartening variety in its necessary wildness, surprising pleasures, gravitas, illumination. This book is a catalogue of invention: visionary, pragmatic, surprising, fun---useful because it's inspiring and vice versa. The poets' essays are themselves an affirmation of the vital presence of poetry in our culture, proof and promise, Q.E.D."---Joan Retallock, coeditor, Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary, and author, The Poethical Wager --Book Jacket.

Wishes Lies and Dreams

Author: Kenneth Koch
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060955090
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching school children to write poetry When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young.

The Daily Poet

Author: Kelli Russell Agodon
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492706533
Format: PDF, Docs
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Write a poem a day every day of the year!The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (Published by Two Sylvias Press) offers a unique writing prompt for every day of the year. Created by poets for poets, this calendar of exercises offers inspiration and a place to begin. Whether you are a novice or well-established author, The Daily Poet is an essential resource for poets, teachers, professors, or anyone who wants to jumpstart their writing practice. The Daily Poet is portable, coffeeshop tested, and offers quick warm-ups for any writing group or classroom. An excellent guide for students, The Daily Poet is also a handy reference for poets looking for fresh ideas to share in their writing workshops.

Poetry Writing Handbook

Author: Greta Barclay Lipson
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
ISBN: 1773443550
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hanker for a haiku? Crave a couplet? Desire a diamante? If you're pining for a poetic form (complete with definition, example, guidelines and a place for students to write their own), you have found the resource book that you’ve been looking for! Master teacher and poet Greta Barclay Lipson shows the power of language and how to use it with these 36 poetic forms.

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

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340880
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Open Roads

Author: Diane Thiel
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321127600
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Open Roads, a wealth of fresh and innovative writing exercises and a diverse anthology of poetic forms address specific elements of craft while sparking readers' imaginations and developing their writing skills. Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of writing poetry are followed by practice of these individual techniques. An extensive anthology of both classic and contemporary poems features poems from Keats to Komunyakaa, and from Auden to Espaillat.

Writing the Life Poetic

Author: Sage Cohen
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582975573
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Writing Poetry for Everyday Life &break;&break;"Poetry is just the evidence of life," says Leonard Cohen. "If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." &break;&break;You don't need an advanced degree to reap the rewards of a rich poetic life–writing poetry is within the reach of everyone. Poet Sage Cohen invites you to slow down to the rhythms of your creative process and savor poetry by: &break;&break; Offering explorations of the poetic life and craft &break; Inspiring a feeling of play instead of laborious study&break; Weaving together lessons in content, form, and process to provide a fun and engaging experience&break; Inviting you to add poetry to your creative repertoire &break;&break;Writing the Life Poetic is the inspirational companion you've been looking for to help you build confidence in your poetic voice. It takes poetry from its academic pedestal and puts it back into the hands of the people. &break;&break;Join the conversation with other poets at: www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com.