[ Read Online Writing Poems ✓ harlequin-medical-romance PDF ] by Michelle Boisseau Ë Teachin from this one in less than two weeks This is a wonderful book to use for yourself, or to use, as I did, as a text for a college level poetry course I used the 8th edition From the basics what is cliched writing , what is denotative meaning, etc, to in depth chapters discussing metaphor, subject matter, and forms, this book uses simple, straightforward language and lots of examples to help improve the poetry of any beginning or intermediate writer It also contains exercises and prompts at the end of each section My students seemed to enjoy it, as well.
I bought the Fourth Edition of this book new in 1996 in the university bookstore It has been a reliable friend over the years it s so easy to come back and strike up a conversation no matter how long it s been Each time I come back I find myself thinking I d forgotten how enriched my life is by this friendship Humbling.
Recently I m finding the craft of poetry itself to be generative, and once again, Writing Poems is that easy friend.
One of the best poetry writing text books I ve looked at and I ve looked at plenty smart, clear, with lots of great, diverse examples.
In 1988 I used a textbook for an undergraduate poetry class The textbook was written by Robert Wallace and had an introduction by X.
J Kennedy I believe this book is a revision and probably an improvement over the book I read I like the book because it s easy to read, has a sense of humor and it seems to me just plain worthwhile especially for beginning poets.
I was supposed to finish this book in 2007 in an introduction to creative writing class I skimmed through it, and I wish now that I had taken the time then to improve my writing Finally, 6 years later, on a bus in Turkey, I finished it I am excited to play with poetry, as the book recommends.
My only complaint is that I feel some of the poems were not properly picked I would have liked to see classics in there The writing activities are great though.
Filled with practical advice for the beginning poet, this text anthology is a graceful expostion of the principles of poetry and poetic craft Its comprehensive coverage carefully arrays the possibilities of poetic content and form, from a definitive My poetry book from college I didn t like the professor Sandy Doe had an obsession with parking lots but the class sure was fun.