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Write Your Own Poems

Author : Jerome Martin
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A write-in book filled with a wide range of poetry writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of young poets. Aims to make poetry accessible and exciting for beginners. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Usborne Write Your Own Poems

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"Whether you want to dash off a limerick, ponder a sonnet or plot an epic poem, this book is here to help. It is full of tips and inspiration for writing all kinds of poems--and for inventing brand new styles too."--Back cover

How to Grow Your Own Poem

Author : Kate Clanchy
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Do you want to write a poem? This book will show you ‘how to grow your own poem’ . . . Kate Clanchy has been teaching people to write poetry for more than twenty years. Some were old, some were young; some were fluent English speakers, some were not. None of them were confident to start with, but a surprising number went to win prizes and every one finished up with a poem they were proud of, a poem that only they could have written – their own poem. Kate’s big secret is a simple one: is to share other poems. She believes poetry is like singing or dancing and the best way to learn is to follow someone else. In this book, Kate shares the poems she has found provoke the richest responses, the exercises that help to shape those responses into new poems, and the advice that most often helps new writers build their own writing practice. If you have never written a poem before, this book will get you started. If you have written poems before, this book will help you to write more fluently and confidently, more as yourself. This book not like other creative writing books. It doesn’t ask you to set out on your own, but to join in. Your invitation is inside.

Write Your Own Poetry

Author : Laura Purdie Salas
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Explains how to crafts poems and express thoughts, feelings, and observations through poetry.

My Poetry Journal

Author : Sweetie O'Leary
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My Poetry Journal is a guided notebook to write and develop your own poems. This lined notebook is filled with poetry writing prompts that offer a starting point for you to create new poems throughout the journal. The writing prompts range from thoughtful reflections to lighthearted fun with the intention of sparking your creativity and resulting in a wide range of completed poems. The goal of this journal is to encourage writing by carving out time and space to develop your poetry skills. After each writing section, this journal also has a dedicated space to mark each newly written poem as: Keep working on it Revisit later Finished This allows the writer to get a quick overview of their progress towards a completed collection of their own poetry. With poetry prompts, lined notebook paper, and a progress marker for each poem, this poetry journal is the perfect way to work on your poetry skills and develop a collection of your own poems.

Making Your Own Days

Author : Kenneth Koch
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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

Poetry For Dummies

Author : The Poetry Center
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Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

How to Write Poems

Author : Joseph Coelho
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How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground. Whether you already write poems, you've never written before, or you're not even sure what a poem is - this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry. Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!

Slam Your Poetry

Author : Miles Merrill
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"No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic-you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, spoken word artist and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa Nozica will take you from novice to spoken word superstar in no time. Twenty years after Merrill introduced poetry slams to Australia, there’s a national competition with a live audience of 20 000 people, and it’s taught in schools across the country. It’s been nothing short of a revolution! With tips from stars of the Australian poetry slam scene, including bestselling author Maxine Beneba Clarke, Slam Your Poetry provides step-by-step instructions and exercises that will inspire you to: 1. Write a poem that pops 2. Rehearse like a winner 3. Wow your audience 4. Beat stage fright 5. Run a winning competition for your school or community group Part how-to guide, part masterclass, part manifesto, this book will help teachers, students and wannabe spoken word artists of all ages slam like a pro."

Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

Author : Sandford Lyne
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Writing Poetry from the Inside Out In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can--and should--write poetry. In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and surprises of writing poetry, and his methods and insights will help you tap into your own unique voice and perpesctive to compose poems of your own in as little as a few minutes. Whether you are an experienced writer looking for new techniques and sources of inspiration or a novice poet who has never written a poem in your life, Writing Poetry from the Inside Out will help you to craft the poems you?ve always longed to write. Sandford Lyne has led poetry writing workshops across the country for the last twenty years. His poems have been published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares 7, Poetry East, Louisiana Literature, and Louisiana Review. He lives outside Lafayette, Louisiana.

How to Write Poetry

Author : Welkin Reinhart
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Learn The Basics Of Writing A Creative Poem Today It's no doubt that poetry writing entails creativity, making it one of the most feared art activities. And for that reason, the main purpose of this book is to help you take away many of your bad beliefs about poetry writing and teach you how to write effectively, with the well use of vocabularies, metaphors, and similes. Actually, after reading and putting into use the poetry writing skills and secrets described in this guide, you will discern that writing poems can be done easily. You will keep on learning new skills now on, also, remember that getting these skills and techniques is something to enjoy.This book will build your confidence and make you become a productive poet and know how to write best poems like a professional. It doesn't matter which path you have chosen, if you want to be a proficient poet this is the best teacher for you. It is never too late for any dream to be accomplished, regardless of your choice, these tricks provided in the book will help you come out as a champion. It is a well-documented book suitable for anyone who wants to increase their poetry productivity and efficiency, both at school and home. This book will help you comprehend all the basics principles needed to start and write your own poem. It involves a different type of writing styles, tips to writing a good poetry, use of metaphors, concrete words and the importance of revisiting your first poetry draft. It will provide a step-by-step roadmap to help you overcome your fear and present your writing skills with confidence. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Why Chose Poetry Writing Materials Different Methods To Writing Poetry The Act Of Writing Poetry The Sound Of Poetry Proofreading And Re-Writing

Poetry 101

Author : Susan Dalzell
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Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series. Poetry never goes out of style. An ancient writing form found in civilizations across the world, poetry continues to inform the way we write now, whether we realize it or not—especially in social media—with its focus on brevity and creating the greatest possible impact with the fewest words. Poetry 101 is your companion to the wonderful world of meter and rhyme, and walks you through the basics of poetry. From Shakespeare and Chaucer, to Maya Angelou and Rupi Kaur, you’ll explore the different styles and methods of writing, famous poets, and poetry movements and concepts—and even find inspiration for creating poems of your own. Whether you are looking to better understand the poems you read, or you want to tap into your creative side to write your own, Poetry 101 gives you everything you need!

How to Write Poetry

Author : Paul B. Janeczko
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Provides practical advice with checklists on the art of writing poetry.

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

Author : Kim Addonizio
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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.

Pizza Pigs and Poetry

Author : Jack Prelutsky
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Have you ever tried to write a poem about a pizza? How about a pig? How about a pigeon, penguin, potato, Ping-Pong, parrot, puppy, pelican, porcupine, pie, pachyderm, or your parents? Jack Prelutsky has written more than one thousand poems about all of these things—and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and shows you how you can turn your own experiences and stories about your family, your pets, and your friends into poems. He offers tips, advice, and secrets about writing and provides some fun exercises to help you get started (or unstuck). You'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the ingredients of some of his most popular poems. If you are a poet, want to be a poet, or if you have to write a poem for homework and you just need some help, then this is the book for you!

Disguised as a Poem

Author : Judith Tannenbaum
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When Judith Tannenbaum last met with her poetry writing class at San Quentin prison, one of the students commented, "Now I'm going to give you an assignment: write about these past four years from your point of view; tell your story; let us know what you learned." This beautifully crafted memoir is the fulfillment of that assignment. In stirring and intimate prose, Tannenbaum details the challenges, rewards, and paradoxes of teaching poetry to maximum-security inmates convicted of capital crimes. Recounting how she and her students shared profound and complicated lessons about humanity and life both inside and outside San Quentin's walls, Tannenbaum tells provocative stories of obsession, racism, betrayal, despair, courage, and beauty. Contrary to the growing public perception of prisoners as demons, the men in this poetry class-Angel, Coties, Elmo, Glenn, Richard, Spoon-emerge not as beasts or heroes but as human beings with expressive voices, thoughts, and feelings strikingly similar to the free. Tannenbaum provides revealing views of conditions in the cellblocks and shows how the realities of prison life often paralleled her own life experiences. She also relates such events as visits to her group by prominent poets (including Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milosz); a prison production of Waiting for Godot sponsored by Samuel Beckett himself; and the presentation of her students' work to a class of sixth and eighth graders, who connected to the prisoners' words by writing their own poems to the inmates. This honest, unbiased account of how one woman artist came to share purpose and inspiration with the prisoners at San Quentin demonstrates the power of human bonds and the power of poetry and other art forms as a means of self-expression and communication within and beyond locked cells.

I Wanted to Write a Poem

Author : William Carlos Williams
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Subtitled The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet," this unique volume was the result of a series of informal conversations in the mid-1950s between Dr. Williams, his wife, and Edith Heal, then a student at Columbia University. In the relaxed atmosphere of the Williams home in Rutherford, New Jersey, the three discussed, chronologically, the poet's works as collected on his very own library shelves. "There was an air of discovery about the whole procedure," Miss Heal writes in her introduction, "the poet's excited 'Why I'd forgotten this dedication,' the unexpected appearance of reviews that had been tucked away in the pages of the books, pencilled corrections in the text, scrawled first drafts on prescription blanks." I Wanted to Write a Poem is, then, a brief "talking" bibliography, alive with the Williamses' memories of the circumstances in which the books were brought into being - in Miss Heal's words, "a nostalgic review of the early twentieth-century literary world." "

My Own True Name New and Selected Poems for Young Adults 1984 1999

Author : Pat Mora
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More than sixty poems, some with Spanish translations, include such titles as "The Young Sor Juana," "Graduation Morning," "Border Town 1938," "Legal Alien," "Abuelita Magic," and "In the Blood."

Risking Intensity

Author : Judy Rowe Michaels
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Grade level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, s, t.

Kids Poems

Author : Regie Routman
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Provides teaching strategies and describes the poetry-writing process to help first graders write poems.