The Crafty Poet was named a Best Book for Writers by Poets & Writers.
"In this resource for poets, Lockward offers practical advice and insights about establishing sound, voice, and syntax in poetry while also providing writing prompts and other poems as inspiration."
A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation's finest poets, including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate. An additional 45 accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book. Ideal for use in the classroom, this book has been adopted by colleges and universities across the country. It is equally ideal for individual use at home or for group use in workshops. Geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started. Guaranteed to break through any writer's block.
I liked this book very much. Lots of good prompts. Analyzing other peoples' poems gave me new insight. Down side of the audio book is that you can't see the poems! Poetry is also visual. That's why I ordered the printed version.