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The Shape of Poetry: A Practical Guide to Writing Poetry

Meinke, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0871161869 / ISBN 13: 9780871161864
Published by Writer, Inc., 2000
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Title: The Shape of Poetry: A Practical Guide to ...

Publisher: Writer, Inc.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Collectible: Good

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Meinke, an eminent poet and short story writer, directed the Eckerd College Writing Workshop for over 30 years and taught in numerous settings before his retirement in 1993. Here he sets out the basics of what makes good poetry, and discusses poetry forms and the practicalities and realities of writing and rewriting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Peter Meinke is an award-winning poet and author. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The Georgia Review, The New Yorker, and Poetry. Director of the writing workshop at Eckerd College for more than thirty years, Meinke has taught poetry composition and literature at all levels, from grade to graduate school. He has written several books of poetry, including  The Contracted World and Zinc Fingers. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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