The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

Front Cover
W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 284 pages
5 Reviews

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well.

?The Poet's Companion ?presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

A Good Workshop Book

User Review  - jlwhydra - Overstock.com

This book breaks down to one topic per chapter. At the end of each chapter are some writing prompts for ideas. This is a good book for beginners at poetry writing. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - RoboJonelle - LibraryThing

First of all I will say I am a huge fan of Addonizio's poetry, and when I had to buy this for a creative writing class (when usually I moan about buying textbooks), I bought it with such pride and ... Read full review

Contents

II
19
III
30
IV
39
V
46
VI
56
VII
64
VIII
74
IX
85
XIV
138
XV
151
XVI
161
XVII
171
XVIII
186
XIX
195
XX
199
XXI
204

X
94
XI
104
XII
115
XIII
129
XXII
217
XXIII
225
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Teaching Creative Writing
Graeme Harper
No preview available - 2006
All Book Search results »

About the author (1997)

Dorianne Laux has been a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bibliographic information