The Shape of Poetry : A Practical Guide to Writing Poetry

Author: Peter Meinke | ISBN: 0977808653 : 9780977808656 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 177 | Weight: .29 Kg. | Published: IPG (Jefferson Press) – September 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Creative writing & creative writing guides

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.