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Teach Yourself Write Poetry - And Get It Published
Matthew Sweeney
John Hartley Williams
Classification : Creative Writing
Pub Date : Apr 30, 2010
Imprint : Teach Yourself
Page Extent : 240
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444103243
Price : 795

About the book

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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



Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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comprehensive and practical...the next best thing to having [the authors] on hand to encourage and coach you
     
Matthew Sweeney
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.

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John Hartley Williams
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.
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