"In this resource for poets, Lockward offers practical advice and insights about
establishing sound, voice, and syntax in poetry while also providing writing prompts
and other poems as inspiration."
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Ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop.
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Here is a must for teachers of poetry. . . a feast of poems and instructions.
This is an excellent and practical guide for practicing poets. This is a beyond-the-beginners book that skips fluff and cheering for hands-on writing prompts that get the mind working and the pen rolling.
I received your The Crafty Poet in the mail today and found that I was only a few pages in when I was compelled to go get a pen. Not sure why, since I just held it in my hand while I read, but I'm pretty sure it had something to do with sitting down to a feast without a fork. Yum and thank you.
Writers and teachers of writing: If you’re looking for a book that illuminates the nuances of poetic craft, then you’ll find The Crafty Poet to be a terrific teaching tool. It’s also a powerful text for individuals seeking to break through creative blocks. You’ll encounter model poems with accompanying prompts, interviews with poets, discussions of process and inspiration, and more.
I highly recommend this book! Diane Lockward has put together a collection of helpful, entertaining craft tips and poems by an array of excellent poets, including Cecilia Woloch, Edward Byrne, Dorianne Laux, Linda Pastan, Ann Fisher-Wirth, to name just a very, very few.
In retrospect, trying to read Diane Lockward's new book, The Crafty Poet, in bed might not have exactly been conducive to getting some sleep. Drafted 2 new poems after the light should have been out. Buy the book, poet friends. Buy it. Buy it now. Buy it.
I'm reading Lockward's The Crafty Poet now--it's rich with ideas and inspiration!
There are many really great exercises and examples in this book, and I know I will refer to it often in my teaching.
This book has a spectacular array of model poems and information from poets on how they see the craft. It will get you writing and it will help you keep on writing poems.
I was just at a 4 day retreat with two poet friends. Each of us had a copy of your book. And we used several prompts. As a result we walked away with about three new poems each and several revisions of old ones. Thank you for your newsletter and your book!
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