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Poetry for beginners

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- Mon, 28 May 2018 22:04:52 EST ERyV+qkn No.70116
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Hey /lit/ finding myself with a lot more time on my hands these days. I kind of feel like writing again but I want to give poetry a shot this time. Used to write a lot of short stories but I haven't in many years what little I did with poetry was way back in highschool and I remember nothing.

Anyone have some good book suggestions that cover the structure/form of different kinds of poetry, something I desperately need a refresher in. And just recommendations on some poetry collections in general that would be worth reading. Thanks guys.
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Alice Fonderden - Tue, 29 May 2018 19:05:48 EST DT0tSXxE No.70117 Reply
I remember stephen fry has a book out called An Ode Less Travelled that talks about lots of what u just mentioned. I haven't read it myself but I glanced at it in a bookstore and looked legit enough if you're looking for some general coverage of the art.
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Jack Billingforth - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:25:14 EST f95yQ643 No.70124 Reply
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Ursula K Le Guin wrote some interesting insights about writing, some about poetry: meter and rhythm, called "The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination". As far as anthologies go, Twentieth-Century American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry are purty cool. Does anyone have any non-American recommendations?
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Jack Billingforth - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:29:25 EST f95yQ643 No.70125 Reply
>>70124
Oh, there's also Rainer Maria Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet". Its not about structure or how-to, but more about the spirit and ideas behind poetry and what it is to be a poet. Sry aboot the double post.

>>70117 Thanks also.
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Samuel Fushville - Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:32:30 EST TbUII6vM No.70570 Reply
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"Poetry Handbook" by Lennard is an extraordinary overview of the more technical aspects of the craft of poetry (metre, form, layout, punctuation lineation rhyme, diction, syntax etc). It can be a bit dry but its worth working through. The author recommends working through a chapter a month and I would agree with this. Using it in conjunction with the 5th edition of the norton anthology of poetry is a good idea (the 6th edition is out now, so second-hand prices of the 5th edition are low).


On a more accessible level, I really love "poetry in the making" by ted hughes. He wrote it to inspire highschool age kids to read and write poetry, but don't let that put you off. Its awesome.
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William Pizzlechidge - Mon, 29 Apr 2019 04:33:36 EST 8vWeyTGD No.70571 Reply
Not very on the tòpic but if anyone is interested in spanish pre war poetry try Luis Cernuda. Its very gratefull to read
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Doris Wopperspear - Mon, 06 May 2019 07:50:45 EST 1ouWSemO No.70587 Reply
Poetry is my favorite kind of literature, you know. But to wirte poems a bit hard for me. I prefer to read different kinds of poems. Plus writing papers and essays are not my strong side. So regularly I use help of some services like Paperell
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Lillian Giblinghutch - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 01:41:20 EST EhGm3DiZ No.70865 Reply
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>dat ass tho...
post more barbarian ass please
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Cornelius Clorrypetch - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:34:53 EST 9iDMXkUG No.70875 Reply
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See if you can get your hands on this one.

The best thing you can do is talk to a poet, a real poet. Let this person show you the ropes. In the beginning, yes, we can make a science out of it, there are the technical aspects, there are the tricks, and your mastery of the language is a very important thing. But poetry is also a work of the heart. In the end you just gotta light up dat blunt and let the lines flow, knomuhsayin?

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