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978-1-58297-463-7 / 1582974632

Creating Poetry

by Drury, John

Publisher:Writer's Digest Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

Poets can't impose their will on the muse. That's why it's so important that you write regularly, keep reworking your drafts, and experiment in your writing. This book will help you by offering advice, inspiration, and hundreds of exercises to get you goingall designed to invoke your muse.

With no bias toward any form or style, John Drury addresses imagery, metaphor, and the different methods of constructing and experimenting with new poetic forms. You'll find twelve chapters overflowing with examples, exercises, and promptsall practical tools you can use right now in your poetry writing. For example, you'll find information on:

  • Preparing: developing your poetic sensitivity
  • Language: learning the fundamental tools of poetry and using them effectively
  • Sight: refining sightand insightto make your poetry come alive within the mind's eyeand the heart's eye, too
  • Sound: sensitizing yourself to the music of wordsboth singly and in combination
  • Movement: developing the rhythmic qualities that make poems singand shout, march, croon, and whisper
  • Voice: becoming aware of the fine nuances of how the words are said and connected, revealing each poem's implied speaker and "stance"
  • Finishing: bringing each poem to successful completion
No matter what your style or level of experience, Creating Poetry offers insightful, thoughtful, and motivating instruction all of which will make your path to poetry writing a richer path to travel.

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