Seeing the Blue Between Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets

ISBN-10: 076362909X
ISBN-13: 9780763629090
Edition: N/A
Authors: Paul B. Janeczko
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Description: "For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing - and not just poetry - one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection." - KIRKUS REVIEWS How do you write poetry? It's a question with as many answers as  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 3/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

"For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing - and not just poetry - one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection." - KIRKUS REVIEWS How do you write poetry? It's a question with as many answers as there are poets. Now, in this unprecedented volume, thirty-two internationally renowned poets provide words of wisdom and inspiring examples of their own work for new poets everywhere. Compiled by anthologist extraordinaire Paul B. Janeczko, a talented poet in his own right, this outstanding resource offers a fascinating spectrum of advice from those who know best - ranging from "break a few rules" to "read Shakespeare's sonnets in the bathroom" to "revise each poem at least thirty-two times." Not surprisingly, the most frequently made suggestion from these seasoned poets is simply to "read, read, read!" This rich volume - an ideal resource for classroom teachers and a beautiful gift for budding writers of all ages - offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.

"Do you want to write a poem? Forget it... until you have rewritten it." - Lee Bennett Hopkins
"How to begin? How to get better? If you love poetry, that's a good start. If you have a favorite poet, maybe you could memorize a few poems by him/her, so you can carry them around whenever you need or want them. Certain poems - like favorite trees, or views or memories - become old friends over time." - Liz Rosenberg
"Nothing succeeds like failure. Revel in it. You may take a measure of pride if you can say, 'I failed three times today, and that was before lunch.'" - J. Patrick Lewis
"Most of all, I want a poem to say what I really felt or saw or heard - that is, to be true." - Lilian Moore
Seeing The Blue Between edited by Paul B. Janeczko. This collection copyright (c) 2002 by Paul B. Janeczko. Letters copyright (c) 2002 by individual authors. Poems copyright (c) year of publication as indicated in Acknowledgments. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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