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The book elaborates following sections:
Patterns & Traditions
Sources of Inspiration
Things to write about
Other Arts, other Influences
How to write a poetry and the answer comes quite natural - Grab a copy of this book. It is here to develop your poetric sensitivity with rhythmic qualities that make poems sing, shout, march, whisper or just let it roll....Recommended for all who love Poetry. Best Pick.
Writing poetry is about discipline: discipline in thought, in word choice, in line breaks, and in rewriting. Drury starts off by stressing that if you want to write well, you have to READ. Read all the time. He also stresses that poetry does NOT come out of a self-absorbed vacuum. "Poetry is not self-expression, though it may be self-discovery." This advice will not go down well with some people, those who want to emote on paper and have everybody worship what they've written. But this advice is critically important IF you want to write good poetry.
Although I'm not a fan of writing exercises, I like the ones in this book because they allow you, the reader, to make your own choices. One activity calls for you to take any poem you've written and play around with it by mixing Anglo-Saxon words with Latinate words. Notice what happens to a line when it has Anglo-Saxon words. Notice what happens when it has Latinate words.
I've read this book three times already and anticipate reading and using it at least that many more times. Definitely Recommended.
I prefer this method vis a vis, short stories or a biography, which would otherwise take avyear or more to write.
In the near future, I hope enter into poetry slam contests and / or poetry writers contest. I am feeling very confident.
Learning alot about meters and rhymes, form and diction, iambs, couplets, sonnets, omissions, without taking a formal creative writing class.
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Awesome book for poetry. It gives you a lot of great exercises on how to get your creative juices flowing.Published 18 months ago by victor duarte
I have a few other poetry books, and I find this quite educational and enjoyable to read. I'd rate this one as the best poetry books I have read relating to understanding poetry.Published 21 months ago by Edita Diamante
The exercises in this book are enough to keep a poet reciting, reworking, rehashing, regurgitating and reaffirming for a long time. The format is approachable and encouraging. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Claire
This is a nice, comprehensive book for a beginner in high school or college. It's well written, so enjoyable to read and understandable without being too "high-brow">Published on December 28, 2013 by dalia