The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry: CIG to Writing Poetry 0028641418, 9781440695636, 9780028641416

You're no idiot, of course. You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve you

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry: CIG to Writing Poetry
 0028641418, 9781440695636, 9780028641416

Table of contents :
Part 1: What is poetry and how do I write it? What is poetry and how do I begin to write? --
Exposing poetry's bones: what poetry is made of --
Getting started (and over the fear of starting!): the poetic process --
All your words fit to print (and some that aren't): keeping journals. Part 2. Opening the Stanza's door: entering poetry. Painting with words: imagery --
Metaphorically speaking --
Repetition, repetition, repetition --
The sound of music --
You've got rhythm: metrical poetry. Part 3: Popular types of poems and how to write them. Tell me a story: narrative poetry --
Love and the great beyond --
The three faces of Eve: persona poems and letter poems --
Spellbinding!: list poems and rituals --
Some fun fixed forms --
More fun forms. Part 4: Poetry and practicality. Cursed be he who stirs my bones!: avoiding poetry pitfalls --
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?: revision, revision, revision --
To slam or not to slam?: reading your poetry in public --
Writing in a vacuum: workshops, colonies, conferences --
Your name in print: getting published --
Pen out of ink?: beating writer's block --
Poetry appreciation 101 --
Writing poetry FAQs: most frequently asked questions.

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