Features: 9 b&w illus. Bib. Index.
Originally published in 2007 by Twickenham Press, Be a Poet! is a
friendly, accessible guidebook for beginning poets of all ages and
situations, containing many exercises designed to expand their
repertoire of rhythms and forms. Bogen uses examples from canonical
poets like Carl Sandburg and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as well as three
contemporary poets whom she has interviewed personally about their
writing habits and tricks. This handbook for the poetically inclined
includes in-depth coverage of words and how to use them effectively,
plus chapters on rhyming, rhythm, the iamb from blank verse to the
various forms of the sonnet, and exotica like art songs, Pindaric and
Horatian odes, and terza rima. Its concluding appendix listing addresses
of writers’ organizations is especially useful. more... about Be a Poet!