By (author) Peter Sansom
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Writing Poems by Peter Sansom
Book DescriptionDrawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows you not how to write but how to write better, how to write authentically, how to say genuinely what you genuinely mean to say. This practical guide is illustrated with many examples. Peter Sansom covers such areas as submitting to magazines; the small presses; analysing poems; writing techniques and procedures; and drafting. He includes brief resumes and discussions of literary history and literary fashions, the spirit of the age, and the creative process itself. Above all, his book helps you learn discrimination in your reading and writing - so that you can decide for yourself how you want your work to develop, whether that magazine was right in returning it or if they simply don't know their poetic arse from their elbow. Writing Poems includes sections on: Metre, rhyme, half-rhyme and free verse. Fixed forms and how to use them. Workshops and writing groups. Writing games and exercises. A detailed, annotated reading list. Where to go from here. Glossary of technical terms. Writing Poems has become an essential handbook for many poets and teachers: invaluable to writers just starting out, helpful to poets who need a nuts-and-bolts handbook, a godsend to anyone running poetry courses and workshops, and an inspiration to all readers and writers who want a book which re-examines the writing of poems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852242046
(215mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Sansom
Careful What You Wish for, Paperback (June 2015)
The latest collection by an award-winning poet, editor and publisher.
Selected Poems, Paperback (September 2010)
Selected Poems includes revised versions of poems from Peter Sansom's four Carcanet collections, with poems from his 2009 pamphlet The Night is Young.
Point of Sale, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Peter Sansom
Peter Sansom was the Marks and Spencer Poet in Residence during 1999. This collection includes his poetic "diary" of that year, alongside a range of poems which cover the spectrum of family experience from young babies learning to speak to the death of a parent.
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