Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Paperback)

Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology By Amorak Huey, Sean Prentiss (Editor), W. Todd Kaneko Cover Image

Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Paperback)


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Fully revamped and expanded, this second edition offers a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing poetry. Mapping out 38 foundational elements of poetry including image, line, point of view, metaphor, movement, and music, authors Amorak Huey and W. Todd Kaneko use these elements as starting points for discussion questions and writing prompts. The book guides readers through a range of poetic modes and styles such as:
o Elegies and Odes
o Found poems
o Aubades and Nocturnes
o Documentary and Protest poems
o Ars Poetica
o Lyric and Narrative poems
o Personas and Portraits
With a focus on contemporary poems, the anthology features a truly diverse and global line-up of poets and poems to illustrate the elements and craft discussed in the book. Featuring all-new chapters on traditional poetic forms, prosody, writing poems that engage the current moment, and the value and ethics of imitation, this is the ultimate companion to studying and practicing the craft of poetry.

Amorak Huey teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA. He is author of four books of poetry, including Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (2021). He is co-founding editor of River River Books; he and W. Todd Kaneko also collaborated on the award-winning chapbook Slash/Slash (2021). W. Todd Kaneko teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA. A Kundiman fellow, he is the author of the poetry books This Is How the Bone Sings (2020) and The Dead Wrestler Elegies, Championship Edition (2023) and co-author with Amorak Huey of the chapbook Slash/Slash (2021).
Product Details ISBN: 9781350325890
ISBN-10: 1350325899
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English