Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Diane Lockward Publishes New Poetry Writing Text

I am so pleased to be included in a new textbook! THE CRAFTY POET: A PORTABLE WORKSHOP, by Diane Lockward, has model poems with prompts, writing tips, and interviews contributed by 56 poets, including Kim Addonizio, Kelly Cherry, Bruce Dethlefsen, Amy Gerstler, Marilyn Hacker, Lola Haskeins, Jane Hirshfield, Dorianne Laux, Sydney Lea, Denise Low, Alicia Ostriker, Linda Pastan, Stanley Plumly, Nance Van Winckel, and Ingrid Wendt. This is a “tutorial to inform and inspire poets.” The book’s sections inclue “Generating Material/Using Time,” “Diction,” “Sound,” “Voice,” “Imagery/Figurative Language,” “Going Deep/Adding Layers,” “Syntax,” “Line/Stanza,” “Revision,” “Writer’s Block/Recycling.” Each section includes  topic, model poems with prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. It is "geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started.? Please consider adopting this for your poetry group, classroom or workshop. It is ideal for individual use as well. Wind Publications. 280 pages