Write Poetry and Get it Published
Find your subject, master your style and jump-start your poetic writing
By Matthew Sweeney and John Hartley Williams
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND WRITING POETRY.
Write Poetry - and Get it Published is a new edition of a long-standing and popular guide which offers you plenty of advice and ideas for inspiration as well as practical support for all aspects of the poetry writing and publication process.
A comprehensive guide to writing poetry
Write Poetry - and Get it Published is a user-friendly and comprehensive guide written by two well-published poets that will prove indispensible if you're seeking creative guidance, inspiration and practical advice. Covering everything from mood, style and tone to poetry on the internet, this fully updated edition will help you find your voice. Containing straightforward advice and the very latest on prizes, festivals and performance poetry, this book will enable an aspiring or seasoned poet alike to gain the confidence and necessary knowledge to write and publish compelling poetry.
Write Poetry and Get it Published includes:
Chapter 1: What does it take to be a poet?
Chapter 2: Bump-starting the poem
Chapter 3: A challenge to the reader: groundwork exercises
Chapter 4: Getting started: working arrangements
Chapter 5: I gotta use words when I talk to you
Chapter 6: Letters, alphabets and lists
Chapter 7: Visualizing
Chapter 8: Drafting and revision
Chapter 9: Using models
Chapter 10: The co-operative approach
Chapter 11: Subject matter
Chapter 12: Context, mood and tone
Chapter 13: Writing in different modes
Chapter 14: Style
Chapter 15: Getting the rhymes to chose you
Chapter 16: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
Chapter 17: Translation
Chapter 18: Writing for children
Chapter 19: Getting published
Chapter 20: ipoems and cyber verse
Chapter 21: Reading aloud
Chapter 22: Poetry prizes and festivals
Chapter 23: ars poetica
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
John Hartley Williams is a poet and a teacher at the University of Berlin who has published nine collections of poetry. Two of his books have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Matthew Sweeney writes poetry for children and adults and is a creative writing teacher.
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- Publication date:
30 Apr 2010
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comprehensive and practical...the next best thing to having [the authors] on hand to encourage and coach you — Obsessed with Pipework