Poetry: Tools & Techniques

Want to improve your craft Then this is a good place to start Poems do not simply happen, they are made Poetry Tools Techniques shows how to make them In plain, straight forward language, this practical guide introduces the devices and techniques used by successful poets Poetry Tools Techniques is a starting point for writers to find their own directionWant to improve your craft Then this is a good place to start Poems do not simply happen, they are made Poetry Tools Techniques shows how to make them In plain, straight forward language, this practical guide introduces the devices and techniques used by successful poets Poetry Tools Techniques is a starting point for writers to find their own direction rather than a definitive textbook on how to write in the proper and approved manner Poetry Tools Techniques investigates the structure of language and how it conveys meaning and from that shows how to create and use a poetic, a philosophy of language, to shape and inform your writing The book encourages poets to explore the limits of language and discover how to make language speak beyond itself to make language say what it was not designed to say, to express the inexpressible Poetry Tools Techniques provides an introduction to the basic elements of poetry metaphor, imagery, punctuation, syntax, rhythm, etc the actual techniques and devices that go into making a poem, right down to the nuts and bolts structural parts of language the conjunctions, prepositions, articles, etc and shows how they affect poetic language Whether you are a beginning poet or an experienced writer, Poetry Tools Techniques will help you improve your craft.
Poetry Tools Techniques Want to improve your craft Then this is a good place to start Poems do not simply happen they are made Poetry Tools Techniques shows how to make them In plain straight forward language this practic

  • Title: Poetry: Tools & Techniques
  • Author: John C. Goodman
  • ISBN: 9780986965722
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Poetry: Tools & Techniques”

    1. I am a poet. I am even a published poet. In multiple genres, by multiple publishers. But, when faced with a heavy-handed edit of a poem and wanting to react appropriately to it, I realized that I have been, up to now, a mostly instinctive poet. I have no formal training, and if I've had any success at this it was as much due to the luck of being a natural writer as knowing what the hell I was doing. I needed to add some intent. So I sought out some books on and to my surprise, a large number of [...]

    2. This book, with a dull cover and a dull title, looks completely generic, but I did find it useful. Rather than going through all the usual stuff about meter, form, rhyme schemes, etc it assumes (for simplicity) that we're just talking about free verse and then just focuses on language. Each chapter is very short, really just introducing a topic, but giving you food for thought and some quick examples. A couple of "demo" poem fragments are used throughout and rewritten in dozens of ways to illust [...]

    3. It's a book much about the writing sense of poetry as it gives overviews of the tools and techniques poets of various movements and times have used. The techniques are the stylized uses of poetry fusing trends with innovations that are designed to a particular form. The tools really stress more or less how to avoid clich├ęs and over usages that can obstruct the meanings to poem writing.

    4. Despite some errors in this book (Robert Frost's poem is "Mending Wall" not "Wall Mending"), it's a terrific primer for young poets--inexpensive, clear, simple, brief. Thoroughly NOT overwhelming, I'm willing to give it a shot in my Intro Poetry Workshop.

    5. I'm using this for a group I lead. Fabulous. It centers around becoming aware of one's own poetics and how the poetics of a writer influences (or should influence) editing. I'm fascinated how poetics (often unaware) influences reading (and judging).

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