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How to Write a Poem: Based on the Billy Collins Poem "Introduction to…

by Tania Runyan

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I read lots of books of this type — pretty much all I can get my hands on. I'm rating it 4 stars, taking into consideration its aims and audience. It's not reallly for the experienced poet — but it's full of good tips, reminders, examples, and prompts and includes a review of Peter Murphy's revision suggestions (Murphy's Revision Style Sheet). It gave me a lot of ideas for new poems of my own and I'll use some of the prompts in teaching and online workshopping. ( )
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Is it possible to teach someone how to write a poem? Or does poetry simply "come from the heart" or from a special talent only some can ever hope to have? Of course there's no formula for writing an amazing poem. If poems came with instructions, we'd all be missing the point. But this book will give you some strategies -- some tools, if you will -- to assemble your personal, imaginative raw materials into poems that will surprise and intrigue. These strategies are focused primarily on free verse, yet many of the concepts can also be applied to form poetry, at both the inception and revision stages. How to Write a Poem uses images like the buzz, the switch, the wave -- from the Billy Collins poem "Introduction to Poetry" -- to guide writers into new ways of writing poems.… (more)

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