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About the Author
The winner of the 1983 Arvon International Poetry Competition, John Hartley Williams has had many of his poems published. Matthew Sweeney, also widely published, is a frequent reviewer of poetry books for children. He was writer-in-residence at London's South Bank Centre in 1994-95.
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This is a brilliant book with so many practical exercises it can't fail to give even experienced poets ideas about what to write about. It is very thorough in covering all types of poetry and not at all pompous. The two voices of the authors give an immediacy, as if they're leading a workshop. Very good for ideas for writers' groups
I bought this as I am quite interested in anytyhing to do with poetry, reading it, writing it, understanding it etc and I was not disappointed! It takes you through many different forms of poetry and gives you small exercises that you could do anywhere. I would definbitely recommend this book for most people, especiallythos that want to improve their writing or to even get a starting point, it was a wonderful investment at a very good price.
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5.0 out of 5 starsHow to Write Poetry7 April 2009
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I picked this book up from the library on a lark and started to read it through. I found the approach in the first few chapters very matter of fact and direct without getting involved with a lot of technicalities of writing. The process recommended observation and note taking as a fundamental, which made a lot of sense to me. I looked for the book on Amazon and purchased it. I am looking forward to using this book as a practical manual not just for poetry but for all writing.