Seeing the Blue Between

Seeing the Blue Between

Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets

Book - 2002
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As an inspiration to new poets everywhere, acclaimed anthologist Paul B. Janeczko gathers letters of advice and sample poems from thirty-two poets renowned around the world.

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 brilliant 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.

Baker & Taylor
Poets such as Jane Yolen, Nikki Grimes, and Tom Pow share a range of advice, from breaking the rules to reading Shakespeare's sonnets in the bathroom, and sample poems providing burgeoning poets with inspiration.

& Taylor

Thirty-two internationally acclaimed poets, including Jane Yolen, Nikki Grimes, Rob Farnsworth, and Tom Pow, share a vast range of advice, from breaking the rules to reading Shakespeare's sonnets in the bathroom, and sample poems, providing burgeoning poets with encouragement and inspiration.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763608811
Branch Call Number: J 811 SEEIN
Characteristics: 132 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Janeczko, Paul B.
Notes: Includes index


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