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Praise for Annie Finch’s The Ghost of Meter “Finch offers fresh insights, particularly into the development of free verse in America, and injects into what is often a dry as dust topic a certain intellectual excitement.” —Choice A Poet's Craft transcends the limitations of current books, combining the best of three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, Praise for Annie Finch’s The Ghost of Meter “Finch offers fresh insights, particularly into the development of free verse in America, and injects into what is often a dry as dust topic a certain intellectual excitement.” —Choice A Poet's Craft transcends the limitations of current books, combining the best of three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, general guides to writing poetry, and guides to writing in form. Like textbooks, it includes poetry-writing exercises and discussion of classic and contemporary poems as examples, and is logically organized to provide a complete overview of the elements of poetry writing, from diction to trope to free verse. Like general poetry guides, it has a tone lively and mature enough for the nonundergraduate, and includes sections on journaling and inspiration, revision, publishing, and even how to assemble a poetry book. Like form guides, A Poet's Craft provides an introduction to meter and to writing formal poetry. Finch's book goes further than any form guide now available to give readers a thorough, eclectic, and exciting introduction to poetic form.


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Praise for Annie Finch’s The Ghost of Meter “Finch offers fresh insights, particularly into the development of free verse in America, and injects into what is often a dry as dust topic a certain intellectual excitement.” —Choice A Poet's Craft transcends the limitations of current books, combining the best of three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, Praise for Annie Finch’s The Ghost of Meter “Finch offers fresh insights, particularly into the development of free verse in America, and injects into what is often a dry as dust topic a certain intellectual excitement.” —Choice A Poet's Craft transcends the limitations of current books, combining the best of three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, general guides to writing poetry, and guides to writing in form. Like textbooks, it includes poetry-writing exercises and discussion of classic and contemporary poems as examples, and is logically organized to provide a complete overview of the elements of poetry writing, from diction to trope to free verse. Like general poetry guides, it has a tone lively and mature enough for the nonundergraduate, and includes sections on journaling and inspiration, revision, publishing, and even how to assemble a poetry book. Like form guides, A Poet's Craft provides an introduction to meter and to writing formal poetry. Finch's book goes further than any form guide now available to give readers a thorough, eclectic, and exciting introduction to poetic form.

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

  1. 5 out of 5

    D.A. Gray

    One of the best texts to use in any creative writing class - if anything because it reveals the truth that to write strong poetry the best practice includes reading a wide range of poetry. And from a daily practice. Finch's book is a great mix of craft, theory, writing prompts and examples, one that I'll be using in future classes and in my own work. One of the best texts to use in any creative writing class - if anything because it reveals the truth that to write strong poetry the best practice includes reading a wide range of poetry. And from a daily practice. Finch's book is a great mix of craft, theory, writing prompts and examples, one that I'll be using in future classes and in my own work.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ann Michael

    This is a comprehensive text that would be useful not just for people who want to write poetry, but for people who simply want to learn how to read and understand poetry. Finch writes clearly but doesn't write as though her readers are ignorant--she uses prosody terms and provides a wide range of examples to illustrate the concepts she explains. She writes as though she expects the reader to contemplate, meditate, and reflect rather than just take in a bunch of terms and history. Her tone is gent This is a comprehensive text that would be useful not just for people who want to write poetry, but for people who simply want to learn how to read and understand poetry. Finch writes clearly but doesn't write as though her readers are ignorant--she uses prosody terms and provides a wide range of examples to illustrate the concepts she explains. She writes as though she expects the reader to contemplate, meditate, and reflect rather than just take in a bunch of terms and history. Her tone is gentle but passionate about the subject. I'm pretty certain her intended audience is poets enrolled in MFA creative writing programs, but this book could be used by undergrads or by interested non-students in general.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Mergen

    I borrowed this book from the library and have used up my renewals so I may have to purchase it. Finch explains terms clearly and provides varied examples. The book is well-organized and, as the subtitle says, "comprehensive." Lots of ideas for prompts that would be helpful for anyone new to facilitating workshops. A convenient reference. I borrowed this book from the library and have used up my renewals so I may have to purchase it. Finch explains terms clearly and provides varied examples. The book is well-organized and, as the subtitle says, "comprehensive." Lots of ideas for prompts that would be helpful for anyone new to facilitating workshops. A convenient reference.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pat

    This isn't the sort of book that can live on a "read" shelf in the sense of cover-to-cover reading. But I've wandered around in it, explored it, referred to it, been inspired and nourished by it, so much that in those ways, it qualifies. This book remains close at hand, because this book delivers. This isn't the sort of book that can live on a "read" shelf in the sense of cover-to-cover reading. But I've wandered around in it, explored it, referred to it, been inspired and nourished by it, so much that in those ways, it qualifies. This book remains close at hand, because this book delivers.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eileen

    This is a helpful guide. It doesn't have to be read in order, and can function a little like an encyclopedia. The book also has exercises and suggestions. This is a helpful guide. It doesn't have to be read in order, and can function a little like an encyclopedia. The book also has exercises and suggestions.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joey Gamble

    A fairly useful craftbook——one that should be lauded for its prodigious and varied sampling of example poems. A good tool for planning intro CW lessons, or even as a text in an intro poetry course.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    Comprehensive.

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