A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry

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"[Finch is] a perceptive and aurally literate reader .  . .  I would bet that a whole generation of critics will learn from Finch how to hear the poems they read."
--Timothy Morris, Style
 

A Poet's Craft  is a comprehensive book on writing poetry from inspiration through publication.  It includes chapters on the Muse, imagery, language and diction, revision, giving a poetry reading--and also perhaps the most thorough introduction to writing in meter, rhyme, and form available anywhere today. It also includes hundreds of classic and contemporary poems as well as numerous quotes on poetry. In short, A Poet's Craft is like an introduction to writing poetry, a history of poetry, a poetry anthology, a form handbook, and a poet's reflections on poetry all rolled into one. 

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I've had the unusual experience of being exposed to many wildly different corners of the poetry world. I've performed in poetry slams in New York, studied meter and form in the Ivy League, workshopped in a free-verse centered graduate program, and argued theory with experimental and language poets.  I also grew up with a tradition of sharing classic popular poetry aloud.  All of these perspectives come into A Poet's Craft!
The book really has something for everyone.  Many readers have commented on the approachable tone and the great range of poems included. Personally, I love all the quotes on different aspects of poetry, which I spent a lifetime collecting.

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Annie Finch has published numerous books of poetry, including Calendars, The Encyclopedia of Scotland, Among the Goddesses, Eve, and Spells: Selected Poetry, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. Her poetic collaborations with music, visual art, opera, and theater have been produced at Poets House, Chicago Art Institute, Carnegie Hall, American Opera Projects, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Finch's books about poetry include The Body of Poetry, A Formal Feeling Comes, An Exaltation of FormsVillanelles, and the poetry-writing textbook A Poet's Craft.  She is Director of the Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine.

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