The Daily Poet

Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice

Author: Kelli Russell Agodon,Martha Silano

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492706533

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 1696

Write a poem a day every day of the year!The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (Published by Two Sylvias Press) offers a unique writing prompt for every day of the year. Created by poets for poets, this calendar of exercises offers inspiration and a place to begin. Whether you are a novice or well-established author, The Daily Poet is an essential resource for poets, teachers, professors, or anyone who wants to jumpstart their writing practice. The Daily Poet is portable, coffeeshop tested, and offers quick warm-ups for any writing group or classroom. An excellent guide for students, The Daily Poet is also a handy reference for poets looking for fresh ideas to share in their writing workshops.

A Writer's Book of Days

A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 6353

First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.


Freeing Your Life with Words

Author: Susan G. Wooldridge

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307559122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 2788

Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

The Practice of Poetry

Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach

Author: Robin Behn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062276077

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 5465

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

Next Line, Please

Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers

Author: David Lehman,Angela Ball

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150171550X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 5402

In this book, David Lehman, the longtime series editor of the Best American Poetry, offers a masterclass in writing in form and collaborative composition. An inspired compilation of his weekly column on the American Scholar website, Next Line, Please makes the case for poetry open to all. Next Line, Please gathers in one place the popular column’s plethora of exercises and prompts that Lehman designed to unlock the imaginations of poets and creative writers. He offers his generous and playful mentorship on forms such as the sonnet, haiku, tanka, sestina, limerick, and the cento and shares strategies for how to build one line from the last. This groundbreaking book shows how pop-up crowds of poets can inspire one another, making art, with what poet and guest editor Angela Ball refers to as "spontaneous feats of language." How can poetry thrive in the digital age? Next Line, Please shows the way. Lehman writes, "There is something magical about poetry, and though we think of the poet as working alone, working in the dark, it is all the better when a community of like-minded individuals emerges, sharing their joy in the written word."

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop

Author: Diane Lockward


ISBN: 1456624245

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

View: 1204

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop is a poetry tutorial designed to inform and inspire poets. It includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Organized into ten sections, the book covers such concepts as Diction, Sound, Voice, and Imagery. It is geared towards the experienced poet as well as those just getting started and is ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop. Contributors include fifty-six of our nation's finest poets, thirteen of them current or former state poets laureate. Contributors: Kim Addonizio, JoAnn Balingit, Ellen Bass, Jan Beatty, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Robert Bense, Pam Bernard, Michelle Bitting, Deborah Bogen, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Edward Byrne, Kelly Cherry, Philip F. Deaver, Bruce Dethlefsen, Caitlin Doyle, Patricia Fargnoli, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Amy Gerstler, Karin Gottshall, Jennifer Gresham, Bruce Guernsey, Marilyn Hacker, Jeffrey Harrison, Lola Haskins, Jane Hirshfield, Gray Jacobik, Rod Jellema, Richard Jones, Julie Kane, Adele Kenny, Dorianne Laux, Sydney Lea, Hailey Leithauser, Jeffrey Levine, Diane Lockward, Denise Low, Jennifer Maier, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Jeffrey McDaniel, Wesley McNair, Susan Laughter Meyers, Bronwen Butter Newcott, Alicia Ostriker, Linda Pastan, Stanley Plumly, Vern Rutsala, Martha Silano, Marilyn L. Taylor, Matthew Thorburn, Lee Upton, Nance Van Winckel, Ingrid Wendt, Nancy White, Cecilia Woloch, Baron Wormser, Suzanne Zweizig An additional forty-five accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book.

Wingbeats II: Exercises and Practice in Poetry

Author: Scott Wiggerman,David Meischen

Publisher: Dos Gatos Press

ISBN: 0984039988

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

View: 3311

WINGBEATS II: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the original WINGBEATS, is an exciting collection from teaching poets—58 poets, 59 exercises. Whether you want a quick exercise to jump-start the words or multi-layered approaches that will take you deeper into poetry, WINGBEATS II is for you. The exercises include clear step-by-step instruction and numerous example poems, including work by Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Cleopatra Mathis, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Patricia Smith, William Carlos Williams, and others. You will find exercises for collaborative writing, for bending narrative into new poetic shapes, for experimenting with persona, for writing nonlinear poems. For those interested in traditional elements, WINGBEATS II includes exercises on the sonnet, as well as approaches to meter, line breaks, syllabics, and more. Like its predecessor, WINGBEATS II will be a standard in creative writing classes, a standard go-to in every poet's library.

Hourglass Museum

Author: Kelli Russell Agodon

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

ISBN: 9781935210511

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 4816

Car rides with Warhol, tattoos of Kahlo, and dinners with Cornell. A paper museum where inspiration intersects with our lives.

A Poem a Day

Author: Adrian Mitchell

Publisher: Watts Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781841217413

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 304

View: 938

A wonderful collection of poetry for young readers. Ages 6+.

A Year of Creative Writing Prompts

Author: Love in Ink

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517402969


Page: 358

View: 5196

Instantly Ignite Your Imagination with Over 900 Unique Writing Prompts! Writers know that good writing is dependent on unique, interesting ideas. Kick your imagination into gear with this collection of hand-picked, hand-crafted, explosively creative writing prompts! With hundreds of prompts in every genre included in this book, you are sure to find ideas that will propel your writing and grab your readers' imagination. Write More, Write Better - and Have Fun Doing It! The Love in Ink team is composed of two passionate authors with over a decade of writing experience. We know what good writing consists of - and we know how to bring it into being. In addition to tons of fun writing prompts in all main genres, this book includes a special section of fun Writing Challenges. There, you will find prompts rich with rhetorical techniques that will improve your writing and enhance your confidence as an author. Writer's Block Getting in Your Way? Destroy It, One Amazing Prompt at a Time! As a writer, you know the woes of writer's block. There is nothing worse than wanting to write, but lacking the right idea to get you going. We have the solution! In this book, you will find a year's worth of new, fresh writing prompts: From writing exercises to solid book ideas, for both beginning and established writers. Three prompts a day, every day, in all genres - over nine-hundred prompts in total! You will never be short of ideas again.

She Returns to the Floating World

(Second Edition)

Author: Jeannine Hall Gailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615956800


Page: 120

View: 914

SHE RETURNS TO THE FLOATING WORLD (Second Edition) is a book about transformation that examines two recurring motifs in Japanese folk tales and popular culture: "the woman who disappears" and the "older sister/savior." Many of the poems are persona poems spoken by characters from anime and manga, mythology, and fairy tales, like the story of the kitsune, or fox-woman, whose relationships are followed throughout the book. Gailey's abiding interest in female heroes and tales of transformation, love, and loss bristles to life with a cast of characters including wives who become foxes, sisters who become birds, and robots with souls. "I deeply admire the skill with which Jeannine Hall Gailey weaves myth and folklore into poems illuminating the realities of modern life. Gailey is, quite simply, one of my favorite American poets; and She Returns to the Floating World is her best collection yet." --Terri Windling, writer, editor, and artist ("The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" series, "The Armless Maiden," "The Endicott Studio")

What the Truth Tastes Like

Author: Martha Silano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692379783


Page: 108

View: 3277

Martha Silano's new book "What The Truth Tastes Like, " (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) is a second edition of her original, award-winning collection published in 1999. This revised book includes twenty new poems, a Foreword by David Kirby, and an Afterword by Martha Silano. Praise for "What The Truth Tastes Like: " From clear-eyed attention to the ordinary world, Martha Silano makes poems that instruct, startle, and give pleasure as only a great poem can. -David Kirby Martha Silano reveals that she invented the perpetually grieving Linzer torte and the self-effervescing catbox lid and I believe her. Her poems are full of good stuff-sausages and Oklahoma villages and dreams of parrots. Even when love has gone sour and the lover has gone south, the energy and inventiveness never flag. We know she'll be right back, offering more truthful tastes. Take a big bite, this is a strong first serving. -Robert Hershon Martha Silano writes with wit and intelligence, and she is equally at home naming the birds on a beach and the arcana of the yellow pages. It is her love of language that distinguishes these poems and makes them so full of startling awareness, and this not only at the level of the word, but also in the syntax, which reveals the mind's continual approach and avoidance of its emotional home. -Alison Hawthorne Deming The truth tastes like these succulent poems. Their refrains will form on your lips and ring in your heart. In these rich, elegant--and wickedly witty--pieces, Martha Silano has captured the rhythms that percolate, unheard by the rest of us, just beneath the surface of everyday life. -Laura Kalpakian

Color Body Feels

Poetry and Prompts

Author: C. Churchill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981601844


Page: 204

View: 8421

Color Body Feels is collection of poetry and 365 days of writing prompts. We all go through writers block or just need a place to start. This collection of poetry and prompts will help you on your artistic journey to writing. Everyone has the capability to be a wonderful writer and have your voice be heard. Welcome to a poetic journey I myself have been on and created. It is an awesome experience to watch the writing process and how people grow over time. Don't be shy the world is waiting for your words. There are pieces in this collection of love, loss, healing, erotica, and rhyme. This collection showcases different forms of writing as well as a variety of styles. Be free. Be poetry.

The Five-Minute Writer

Exercise and inspiration in creative writing in five minutes a day

Author: Margret Geraghty

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848033257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1189

Suitable for writers, this title includes chapters that offers a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. Five minutes a day spent on an exercise is one of the most effective methods there is to expand your potential and develop self-discipline.

Writing Down the Bones

Freeing the Writer Within

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821132

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6052

For more than thirty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice—"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind." This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes new forewords by Julia Cameron and Bill Addison. It also includes a new preface in which Goldberg reflects on the enduring quality of the teachings here. She writes, "What have I learned about writing over these thirty years? I’ve written fourteen books, and it’s the practice here in Bones that is the foundation, sustaining and building my writing voice, that keeps me honest, teaches me how to endure the hard times and how to drop below discursive thinking, to taste the real meat of our minds and the life around us."


Exercises and Practice in Poetry

Author: Scott (Editor)


ISBN: 0984039902

Category: Poetry

Page: 324

View: 500

Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry is an exciting collection from poets who teach both in and outside academia. Fifty-eight poets in various stages of their careers have contributed sixty-one exercises ranging from quick and simple to involved and multi-layered. In seven chapters, ranging from "Springboards to Imagination" to "Chancing the Accidental" to "Complicating the Poem," each exercise includes not only clear step-by-step instructions, but numerous poems that exemplify the successful completion of the exercise. Wingbeats, edited by Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen, includes exercises for working in pairs and/or groups, for incorporating research and/or the Internet, for writing outdoors, for creating a hands-on experience. Of course, traditional poetic techniques covering metaphor, persona, forms, and revision are also included. Wingbeats is destined to become a standard instructional book in every poet's library. Contributors: Rosa Alcala, Wendy Barker, Ellen Bass, Tara Betts, Catherine Bowman, Susan Briante, Sharon Bridgforth, Nathan Brown, Jenny Browne, Andrea Hollander Budy, Lisa D. Chavez, Alison T. Cimino, Cathryn Cofell, Sarah Cortez, Bruce Covey, Oliver de la Paz, Lori Desrosiers, Cyra S. Dumitru, Blas Falconer, Annie Finch, Gretchen Fletcher, Madelyn Garner, Barbara Hamby, Carol Hamilton, Penny Harter, Kurt Heinzelman, Jane Hilberry, Karla Huston, David Kirby, Laurie Kutchins, Ellaraine Lockie, Ed Madden, Anne McCrady, Robert McDowell, Ray McManus, David Meischen, Harryette Mullen, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Hoa Nguyen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Katherine Durham Oldmixon, Kathleen Peirce, Georgia A. Popoff, Patty Seyburn, Ravi Shankar, Shoshauna Shy, Patricia Smith, Jessamyn Johnston Smyth, Bruce Snider, Lisa Russ Spaar, Susan Terris, Lewis Turco, Andrea L. Watson, Afaa Michael Weaver, William Wenthe, Scott Wiggerman, Abe Louise Young, Matthew Zapruder

The Writing Prompts Journal

365 Prompts for 365 Days

Author: Bryan Cohen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480057906

Category: Self-Help

Page: 194

View: 5640

This collection of 365 journal writing prompts is meant to stop writer's block in its tracks. With enough prompts to last the whole year long, you'll be writing every day on a variety of subjects. With some introspection, some humor and a view to the future, you'll be able to practice your writing and learn more about yourself. Author Bryan Cohen's books of writing prompts and writing advice have sold more than 15,000 copies.

Blue Positive

Author: Martha Silano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974326429

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 9307

A collection of intricately-crafted poems that honestly and movingly address pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum depression, and other aspects of family life.

Blackout Poetry Journal

How to Write Poetry the Inspired Way and Colloborate with the Best Writers in History

Author: Cool Journals

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519546050


Page: 104

View: 5498

Blackout Poetry Journal How to Write Poetry the Inspired Way & Colloborate with the Best Writers in History Created poetry inspired by some of the most famous writings of all time.

Room to Write

Daily Invitations to a Writer's Life

Author: Bonni Goldberg

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874778250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 3415

In two hundred ingenious essays, a teacher of creative writing explores the writing process in a series of exercises designed to kindle a writer's imagination, reveal the world through a writer's eyes, and respond to the creativity manifested by good writing. Original.