"In each chapter he suggests exercises that are both instructive and fun, and it adds up to a book that will get you writing poetry with a new freshness." Writing Magazine (August 2006) "For less than a tenner this modest paperback of 218 pages will help every would-be poet in the land." "He has the gift of writing simply and concisely. More than that he makes writing poetry fun " Writers' Forum (June 2006) " Whitworth is the perfect guide through the poetic maze, his manifest enthusiasm for the subject pervading every page of this newly revised edition it is the ideal handbook for any aspiring poet " The Good Book Guide (July 2006)
About the Author
John Whitworth has had nine volumes of poetry published and has put together an anthology of poems for Faber & Faber. He teaches creative writing at Kent University, runs evening classes on writing poetry and teaches one day workshops on poetry. He writes a regular column in Poetry Review and also writes the article on poetry writing in the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook.