Preface. Getting Started. 1. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS. Creativity & Consciousness. Mental Preparation. The Discovery Mode. Associational Logic. 2. GENERATING CONTENT. Techniques for Generating Content. Techniques for Elaborating Content. Horizontal and Vertical Content. Lateral and Digressive Moves. Logopoetics. Substitution. 3. CONNECTING CONTENT. The Image Narrative. Cinematic Techniques. Syntactical Transitions. Semantic Springboards (Committing or Triggering Words). Thematic Shapes of Poems. 4. IMAGERY. Aspects of Imagery. From Factoids to Abstract Concepts. 5. FREE VERSE. Tension. The Conversational Mode. Voice. Tone. Form. The Movement of Line Endings in Free Verse. Stanzas. Sectioning. Flow. Punctuation by Means Other than Punctuation. Sonics. Scale of Textures. The Flat Statement. 6. TYPES OF POEMS. Generic Types. Structural Types. Specific Types of Poems. 7. OPENING, CLOSING, TITLING. Openings. Closings. Titling. 8. REVISION. Reductive Revision. Additive Revision. Deep Revision. 9. TROUBLESHOOTING AND WORKSHOPS. Troubleshooting: Typical Problems of Control. Workshop Mission Statement. Workshop Models. Workshop Protocol. Reading Aloud. 10. PRACTICAL MATTERS. Manuscript Submissions. Structuring a Manuscript. Poetry References. Glossary of Terms. Index. Credits.