A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry

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A Poet's Craft transcends the limitations of current books, combining the best of three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, general guides to writing poetry, and guides to writing in form. Like textbooks, it includes poetry-writing exercises and discussion of classic and contemporary poems as examples, and is logically organized to provide a complete overview of the elements of poetry writing, from diction to trope to free verse. Like general poetry guides, it has a tone lively and mature enough for the nonundergraduate, and includes sections on journaling and inspiration, revision, publishing, and even how to assemble a poetry book. Like form guides, A Poet's Craft provides an introduction to meter and to writing formal poetry. Finch's book goes further than any poetry-writing guide now available to give readers a thorough, eclectic, and exciting introduction to every aspect of the art of poetry.

Author: Annie Ridley Crane Finch
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Published: 02/08/2012
Pages: 736
Weight: 2.1lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9780472033645

Review Citation(s):
Choice 11/01/2012