The teachers & writers handbook of poetic forms

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Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Aug 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 228 pages
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For the Handbook, 19 teaching poets have written 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. The Handbook succinctly defines the forms, summarizes their histories, quotes good examples (ancient and modern, by adult and young writers), and offers professional tricks of the trade on how to use each form.

New to this edition of the Handbook are: two new entries for poetic forms, a new preface, an updated bibliography, and a resource list of current audiocassettes, videocassettes, CD-ROMs, and Web sites. Padgett has revised the text throughout.

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Contents

Abstract Poem 1 Acrostic 4 Allegory 6 Alliteration 8 Alphabet Poem
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Blues Poem 29 BoutsRimes 32 Calligram 34 Canto 38 Can
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Cento 42 Chant 45 Cinquain 49 Collaboration 51 Con
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Books include a collection of poems, You Never Know, and a memoir, Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers. He is the editor of The Handbook of Poetic Forms and World Poets: An Encyclopedia for Students, as well as the translator of Blaise Cendrars' Complete Poems. Padgett has taught imaginative writing at Columbia University and Brooklyn College.

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