Erin's Poetry Tips

40 tips to poetry and poetry forums

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 )

http://www.rhymezone.com/

http://www.rhymer.com/

http://www.writeexpress.com/online.html

http://dictionary.ansme.com/

http://rhyme.poetry.com/

Writing Publishable Poetry

http://www.absolutewrite.com/specialty_writing/publishable_poetry.htm

Searchable listing of synonyms, synonyms and definitions

http://vancouver-webpages.com/synonyms.html

http://www.synonym.com/synonym/

Dictionaries

http://www.dictionary.com

http://www.mirriamwebster.com

http://www.bartleby.com/

Thesauruses

http://www.thesaurus.com

http://www.mirriamwebster.com

http://www.bartleby.com/

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

http://www.editz4u.com/12092002.htm

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

http://www.aapcsite.plus.com/mistakes.html

Poetry Writing Tips

http://www.poewar.com/archives/2004/10/24/poetry-writing-tips/