The Practice of Poetry was required for a poetry class I took when I was at university. Although it was one of my college textbooks, I have always found it incredibly accessible for writers at any level of experience.
I appreciate a well annotated book. The Practice of Poetry includes appendices that point to further reading and works referenced throughout the text. There is also a section that lists short bios of all of the contributors. Finally, there’s a detailed index for easy reference.
You will submit one assessed essay of 5,000 words on the practice of poetry. It could, for example, be a specific research project on a subject of close interest to you. This essay will count for 50% of your final mark.
[…] the meantime, you might try reading, The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach, edited by Robin Behn and Chase Twitchell. This is one of my favorite writing books. It includes […]