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The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach [Kindle Edition]

Robin Behn
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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.


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A collection of more than 90 poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (16 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C2C7I3Q
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful for English writers too 16 April 2004
Format:Paperback
Very often, American books of this type have less to offer writers working in the UK. Many have a breathless, self-help tone and style, and (naturally) they use the work of great American writers as a starting point. This can be slightly disorientating and unproductive. Here, though, is a rigorously practical book which includes many very useful, straightforward exercises suited equally to writing alone or generating new ideas in a workshop. It does make reference to some American writers who are hard to find over here, but this is not usually an obstacle as the description of each exercise is clear enough to explain what is intended. It should help to take your work in new directions and give you a kick-start if you are in the doldrums.
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This book is a must-read for any poet, regardless of skill. It has exercises ranging from terribly technical to wildly free formed. They are fun, sometimes even silly, and lead the reader into mental places they might never have thought to go. The results of the exercises always suprise the reader, and I would say that if a poem doesn't suprise it's writer, nothing has been learned. I recommended this book to a freshman poetry class and they all did many, many exercises on their own time. (Not a small feat for time-pressed college students!) Overall, I rank this book right up there with other indispensible books for poets such as Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg and Letters to a Young Poet from Rilke. Read this book, but don't just read it--live in it, sip from it, allow it to lead you where you may not know you need to go. You will be better for it, both in your writing and in your spirit.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These exercises are terrific! 3 April 1998
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Format:Paperback
They tunnel into the imagination, from dark places to inner and outer journeys. They include exercises for several poetic forms I hadn't discovered. The group exercises, with a little finagling, can be used for lone desperado writers. I'm definitely hooked.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for your writing toolkit 27 Mar. 2009
Format:Paperback
If you are a writer that teaches or leads workshops or a writer that is hungry for knowledge and skills to develop your craft this book is a valuable tool. It's one to carry around with you in your kit. It's got great exercises and is very well written.
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