Erin's Poetry Tips

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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Suggested Reading:

Here is a list of books I've found that people refer to as "indispensable" when it comes to learning to write poetry.

Below that is a list of web addresses that I've collected over time that I've found interesting and helpful when I'm writing.

Suggested Reading:

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
by Richard Hugo.

In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop
by Steve Kowit

How to Read a Poem
by Edward Hirsch

A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver

Sound and Sense
by Laurence Perrine and Thomas R. Arp

The Poet's Companion : A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
by Dorianne Laux and Kim Addonizio

Links to Aid in Writing:

For they Rhymer
(searchable rhymes and synonyms )

Writing Publishable Poetry

Searchable listing of synonyms, synonyms and definitions



Common Writing Mistakes by Michael LaRocca
An editor’s view of the most common mistakes

Help File: Common Mistakes
Opinions of various writers and editors about their ‘pet-peeves’

Poetry Writing Tips