Writing Poetry To Save Your Life How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories

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Writing Poetry To Save Your Life How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories by Gillan, Maria Mazziotti, 9781550717471
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  • ISBN: 9781550717471 | 1550717472
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/30/2013

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What I hope to accomplish in this book is to give writing prompts that will help you to get past all the outside influences that keep you from believing in yourself and in your ability to write. In order to write, you need to get rid of notions about language, poetic form, and esoteric subject matter ? all the things that the poetry police have told you are essential if you are to write. I wanted to start from a different place, a place controlled by instinct rather than by intelligence. Revision, the shaping and honing of the poem, should come later, and, in revising, care always needs to be taken to retain the vitality and electricity of the poem. Anyone can learn to craft a capable poem, but it is the poems that retain that initial vitality that we remember; these are the poems that teach us how to be human.

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