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READ ´ The Crafty Poet A Portable Workshop ì A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets Includes model poems and prompts writing tips and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation's finest poets including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate An additional 45 accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in Se at home or for group use in workshops Geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started Guaranteed to break through any writer's blockThis revised edition contains a full Table of Contents and an Inde. The operative word in the title is workshop The Crafty Poet isn't another guidebook on writing poetry; it's an entire course The poems prompts and craft tips from renowned poets like Ellen Bass and Dorianne Laux will not only help you improve your techniue they'll help you broaden your range

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A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets Includes model poems and prompts writing tips and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation's finest poets including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate An additional 45. I’ve been following Diane Lockward’s poetry blognewsletter for several years and I save each one into a folder on my computer with the intent of revisiting articles on craft as well as writing suggestions and prompts Notice I used the term “with the intent” Only occasionally have I taken the time to sort back through and find a prompt that intrigued me at the initial reading I have purchased several craft books based on Lockward’s recommendations and each one has lived up to her comments I also enjoy Lockward’s poetry The Crafty Poet places all of these tips and articles in one well organized place I have read it through several times and have returned to specific prompts to stimulate my own writing There are sample poems that follow the original prompt interviews with poets about their poem and good information on specific aspects of craft This is not a book for beginning poets but rather an advanced portable workshop I see this book as filling a rather large gap in poetry writing books the poet who is actively writing and publishing with invaluable exercises and articles In her intro Lockward states that this book “assumes a fairly knowledgeable reader”The book is divided into 10 topical sections such as Sound Voice Syntax Revision It would make an excellent gift for a poetry writer and would be extremely useful in a poetry writing group My critiue group holds a writing retreat once or twice a year and I’ve already flagged several prompts I want to suggest

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The Crafty Poet A Portable WorkshopAccomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book Ideal for use in the classroom this book has been adopted by colleges and universities across the country It is eually ideal for individual u. Considering that I am of an intuitive than a crafty poet this handbook chock full of invitations and suggestions and uotable uotes was a fun surprise The essays written mostly by poets I am not familiar with touched on topics I've mused about without a vocabulary to articulate The idea of muscular writing p33 and advice from a caterpillar p46 and Because I Never Learned the Names of Flowers p34 all touched me in a personal wayWhen the words move through the body we find things out p227So even though this is very much a workbook and I am very much one who does not take well to instruction the very nature of its subject creates an intimacy that breaks down resistance and enticesexperimentation I was amused by what I produced following instructions Will you give your reader a piece of white paper with words on it or the small warm animal of your hand p33