Peter Meinke | The Shape of Poetry : A Practical Guide to Writing Poetry | Gazelle Books

Focusing on the foundations of poetry this reference teaches aspiring poets the mechanics of writing verse. Offering advice on the abstract poetic notions — what makes good poetry, the meaning and inspirations of poetry — and the concrete — how to start a poem, how to craft its shape, and how to use the various poetic forms — this concise and insightful book provides inspiring and practical instruction. Including the author’s own poems for guidance, this revised edition also discusses the direction of post-millennium, contemporary poetry. Continue reading