The Crafty Poet II A Portable Workshop A poetry tutorial ideal for use in the classroom in workshops or at home Craft tips model poems prompts and QAs Includes than of our finest poets such as Tony Hoagland Laura Kasischke Alber

  • Title: The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop
  • Author: Diane Lockward
  • ISBN: 9780996987172
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • A poetry tutorial ideal for use in the classroom, in workshops, or at home Craft tips, model poems, prompts, and QAs Includes than 100 of our finest poets such as Tony Hoagland, Laura Kasischke, Alberto Rios, and Ellen Bass.

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    1. Diane Lockward

      Diane Lockward is the author of The Crafty Poet A Portable Workshop She is also the author of four poetry books, most recently, The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement Her previous books are Temptation by Water, What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve s Red Dress 2003 Diane s poems have been published in several anthologies and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner Her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writers Almanac She lives in northern New Jersey and can be contacted at her website.

    295 thoughts on “The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop”


    1. Every good poet has a toolkit in crafting poems that he or she draws from Diane explores some of the important tools in her latest book For any poet learning his her craft, or for any poetry reader for that matter, The Crafty Poet II is an excellent resource Many of our country s finest poets are represented here, talking about their tools anaphora repetition in the first part of a line , vowels, consonants, the importance of stresses and line breaks in a poem, etc For anyone who wants to delve [...]


    2. Crafty Poet II is an excellent resource for poets at all levels of experience It includes craft tips on many aspects of writing poetry humor, syntax, dramatic monologues, and an entire section on revision, for instance , writing prompts, and short interviews with poets about specific poems they wrote I love to pull this book from my shelf when I feel stuck The exercises put a fire under my pen There s always a great excuse to do anything else but write This book provides a relatively painless wa [...]




    3. I raced through the first Crafty Poet, so with Crafty Poet II, I took my time In many ways it s a stronger collection of prompts, tips, and poems less for beginning poets and for poets who ve worked in the field for years But there s plenty for everyone in here, and both the prompt poems and the sample poems are often extraordinary, a fascinating anthology within the book, including poems by Natalie Diaz, Camille Dungy, Penny Harter, Barbara Hamby, Gloria Amescua, Dean Young, Laure Ann Bosselaa [...]


    4. The Crafty Poet II, the follow up to The Crafty Poet, is an integral and welcomed addition to my library For decades I ve read many how to books on writing poetry and struggled with a mountain of poetry prompts None has proven to be as helpful overall as The Crafty Poet II Diane Lockward s meticulously and intelligently arranged, combined, and edited collection does it best because it shows the way Here, 65 contemporary poets help the reader overcome roadblocks such as how enter into a poem, cho [...]


    5. I have really been enjoying reading the Craft Tips throughout the book, it almost feels like a course in poetry writing, clearly written and enjoyable to read I am honored to have three poems in this book, as I am a huge fan of Diane s monthly tips through her news letter This book would make a wonderful present for the writers on your holiday gift list Can t wait for Crafty Poet III


    6. The Crafty Poet II follows Crafty I with even ideas and strategies for generating poems There is abundant and helpful material in this volume to offer inspiration along with numerous prompts and suggestions for practical application, and tips for improving craft This is a must have for poets of every stripe and a perfect resource for writing teachers at every level.


    7. This and its prequel The Crafty Poet I are both fabulously rich poetry resources, full of great model poems, craft interviews, illuminating commentary, and fun imitative challenges Useful for poets at any stage of development.


    8. The first Crafty Poet was on my Christmas list I love Diane Lockward s poetry and blog, and the workbook came highly recommended by poet friends It was my favorite how to ever, so good that I added volume II to my wish list when I was only about 30 pages through it Having finished both volumes by April, you ll probably guess that I m lazy about doing the exercises However, both books are very good reading as well as helpful inspiration I ve already published a poem inspired by book one that will [...]


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