The Art & Craft of Poetry

Build poetry skills with the help of past and contemporary masters
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The Art & Craft of Poetry
by Michael J. Bugeja
Writer's Digest Books, 2005
ISBN 1-58297-101-3
$16.99 paperback, 352 pages


About the Book

The Art & Craft of Poetry is a unique and comprehensive book about the making of a poet—you. Author Michael Bugeja will show you how to develop yourself and your poetic works by teaching you the key elements of publishable verse:

  • developing observational skills
  • turning life experiences into ideas for poems
  • acquiring fluency in a variety of poetic forms

You’ll also be inspired by dozens of poems from more than 100 of he world’s most talented historical and contemporary writers. And exercises throughout the book guide you through writing your own drafts and help you generate individual poems, chapbooks, and books.

With new foreword by T.R. Hummer, editor of The Georgia Review, this Writer’s Digest Classic is a one-of-a-kind guide, offering instruction that will improve your poems and deepen your enjoyment of the creative process.

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