Each of the chapters is richly illustrated with complete poems....Wormser, a strong poet himself...comes at his subject from both sides, with classroom experience at all levels and as facilitator of workshops for teachers....I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the art of poetry from an insider.
—Beloit Poetry Journal
In endorsing books in the past, I have resolutely avoided the word 'invaluable'; but in the case of Teaching the Art of Poetry such resistance is impossible, for there exists no more valuable guide to poetry for the classroom teacher (nor, arguably, anyone else). The authors--with a refreshing emphasis on this art as a physical one--acutely analyze the multiple components that constitute an achieved poem. Never condescending or arcane, this book may transform the historically awkward process of teaching and learning poetry into the joyful experience that both these fine writers have obviously experienced themselves.
Founding Editor, The New England Review
Unique....The first comprehensive presentation of how to use poetic practices and the language of poetry in teaching students about poetry. This process will not only help students understand poetry, but also to enjoy it. The authors' writing has a lyrical quality that makes it a pleasant read. The quality and clarity are very appropriate for an audience of high school English or prospective English teachers....A wonderful resource.
Washington State University