A Poet's Craft: A Complete Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry
By: Annie Finch (author)Hardback
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This is a major new guide to writing and understanding poetry."A Poet's Craft" transcends the built-in limitations of current books, combining the best of all three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, general guides to writing poetry, and guides to writing in form. Like the textbooks, it includes poetry-writing exercises and discussion of classic and contemporary poems as examples, and is logically organized to provide a complete overview of the elements of poetry-writing, from diction to trope to free verse. Like the general poetry guides, it has a tone lively and mature enough for the non-undergraduate, and includes sections on journaling and inspiration, revision, publishing, and even how to assemble a poetry book. Like the form guides, "A Poet's Craft" provides an introduction to meter and to writing formal poetry. Finch's book goes further than any form guide now available to give readers a thorough, eclectic, and exciting introduction to poetic form.
Annie Finch, poet, translator, and critic, is Director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. She is coeditor, with Kathrine Varnes, of "An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art" and author of "The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse," "Eve," and "Calendars." She is the winner of the eleventh annual Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award for scholars who have made a lasting contribution to the art and science of versification.
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