The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

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Penguin, 2001 - 338 pages

Discover the poet within! You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. You'll learn simple explanations of poetry building blocks such as metaphor, imagery, symbolism and stanzas; steps to the poetic process; easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems and more; fun exercises to help you master the basics of poetry writing; cliches and other poetry pitfalls to avoid; advice on writers' conferences and workshops; tips on getting your poetry published; good poems that will inspire your own work; strategies to beat writer's block.

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Table des matières

I
3
II
4
III
7
IV
8
V
9
VI
11
VII
14
IX
17
XCV
182
XCVI
183
XCVII
185
XCVIII
187
XCIX
189
C
190
CI
191
CII
192

X
18
XI
23
XII
28
XIII
29
XIV
30
XV
31
XVI
33
XVIII
34
XIX
36
XX
38
XXI
40
XXII
42
XXIII
43
XXIV
44
XXV
45
XXVI
47
XXVIII
47
XXIX
47
XXX
51
XXXII
54
XXXIII
58
XXXIV
59
XXXV
61
XXXVI
62
XXXVII
68
XXXVIII
69
XXXIX
70
XL
73
XLII
74
XLIII
76
XLV
77
XLVI
78
XLVII
80
XLVIII
81
XLIX
82
LI
85
LIII
87
LIV
92
LVI
95
LVII
97
LVIII
99
LX
100
LXII
105
LXIII
106
LXIV
108
LXV
113
LXVII
116
LXVIII
121
LXIX
123
LXX
126
LXXI
127
LXXIII
128
LXXIV
133
LXXV
140
LXXVI
143
LXXVIII
149
LXXIX
152
LXXX
153
LXXXII
154
LXXXIII
163
LXXXIV
166
LXXXV
167
LXXXVIII
172
LXXXIX
173
XC
175
XCI
176
XCII
178
XCIII
179
XCIV
181
CIII
195
CIV
197
CV
199
CVI
200
CVII
201
CVIII
202
CIX
205
CXI
207
CXII
210
CXIII
211
CXIV
212
CXVI
213
CXVII
215
CXVIII
217
CXIX
219
CXXI
220
CXXIV
222
CXXVI
224
CXXVII
227
CXXVIII
229
CXXX
231
CXXXI
232
CXXXII
235
CXXXIII
237
CXXXIV
238
CXXXV
239
CXXXVII
240
CXXXVIII
246
CXXXIX
247
CXL
248
CXLI
255
CXLII
257
CXLIV
258
CXLV
263
CXLVII
264
CXLVIII
265
CXLIX
266
CL
267
CLI
268
CLII
269
CLIII
271
CLV
274
CLVI
275
CLVII
276
CLVIII
277
CLIX
279
CLXI
281
CLXII
282
CLXIII
283
CLXIV
284
CLXV
285
CLXVI
286
CLXVII
287
CLXVIII
289
CLXX
291
CLXXII
292
CLXXIII
300
CLXXIV
303
CLXXVII
305
CLXXVIII
306
CLXXXI
307
CLXXXIII
308
CLXXXVI
309
CLXXXVIII
310
CXC
311
CXCII
313
CXCIV
321
CXCV
327
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Nikki Moustaki holds an M.A. in creative writing/poetry from New York University and an MFA in the same from Indiana University. She is the recipient of a 2001 National Endowment for the Arts Grant in poetry. Nikki has taught both poetry and fiction writing at New York University and Indiana University, as well as fiction, memoir, and poetry writing at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City. Her publishing credits include Quarterly West, Cream City Review, Alaska Quarterly, TriQuarterly, Spoon River Poetry Review, Many Mountains Moving, PIF Magazine, American Literary Review, Yemassee Review, Madison Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, and Yankee Magazine, among others. Nikki hosts the writing Web site http://www.4betteror4words.com, featuring writing services and interviews with contemporary poets. You can e-mail her at betterverse@aol.com for information on upcoming private workshops and poetry critique.

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