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    DescriptionDrawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows you not how to write but how to write better, how to write authentically, how to say genuinely what you genuinely mean to say. This practical guide is illustrated with many examples. Peter Sansom covers such areas as submitting to magazines; the small presses; analysing poems; writing techniques and procedures; and drafting. He includes brief resumes and discussions of literary history and literary fashions, the spirit of the age, and the creative process itself. Above all, his book helps you learn discrimination in your reading and writing - so that you can decide for yourself how you want your work to develop, whether that magazine was right in returning it or if they simply don't know their poetic arse from their elbow. Writing Poems includes sections on: Metre, rhyme, half-rhyme and free verse. Fixed forms and how to use them. Workshops and writing groups. Writing games and exercises. A detailed, annotated reading list. Where to go from here. Glossary of technical terms. Writing Poems has become an essential handbook for many poets and teachers: invaluable to writers just starting out, helpful to poets who need a nuts-and-bolts handbook, a godsend to anyone running poetry courses and workshops, and an inspiration to all readers and writers who want a book which re-examines the writing of poems.

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    Writing Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Sansom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 203 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852242046
    ISBN 10: 1852242043

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    BIC subject category V2: CFG, CBW
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    DC22: 808.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    B&T Approval Code: A23303000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    DC20: 808.1
    LC classification: PN1059.A9 S36 1994
    Thema V1.0: CFG, CBW, DSC
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Tyne and Wear
    Review quote
    'I would recommend this book to any student - It's funny, honest, thoughtful, realistic' - Gillian Allnutt, Northern Echo. 'Peter Sansom's handbook is The Haynes Manual for Poetry' - Cliff Yates. 'Peter Sansom is the best poetry teacher in the world' - Sian Hughes, Guardian. 'The classic Writing Poems - indispensable' - Naomi Jaffa, Poetry Trust.