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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

by Nikki Moustaki

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I was pleasantly surprised by how good this book is. It’s comprehensive, entertaining, and makes writing poetry approachable. It’s fun and thought-provoking without being pedantic - just what poetry, and a book about writing poetry, should be. ( )
  samfsmith | May 21, 2008 |
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Discover the poet within! You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. You'll learn simple explanations of poetry building blocks such as metaphor, imagery, symbolism and stanzas; steps to the poetic process; easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems and more; fun exercises to help you master the basics of poetry writing; cliches and other poetry pitfalls to avoid; advice on writers' conferences and workshops; tips on getting your poetry published; good poems that will inspire your own work; strategies to beat writer's block.

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