The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. Poems, writing prompts, craft tips,
and interviews for aspiring and practicing poets.
Edited by Diane Lockward. Craft essays, prompts, model poems, writing tips and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation’s finest poets, including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate. These 56 poets contributed twenty-seven Craft Tips, ten Poet on the Poem Q&As, and twenty-seven model poems that go with the prompts. The book also includes sample poems from 45 other accomplished poets inspired by the prompts in this book. Contributors include:
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Kathryn Stripling Byer
Philip F. Deaver
Susan Laughter Meyers
Bronwen Butter Newcott
Marilyn L. Taylor
Nance Van Winckel
The Crafty Poet Wind Publications, 2013 978-1-936138-62-3 263 pages $20.00
“I’ve written and taught poetry for over 30 years and I own at least a hundred books on poetic craft and poetry prompts. The wealth of exercises in this big generous book are the best I’ve seen anywhere. The craft articles and poet interviews teach me things that, even after all these years of writing, I either didn’t know, or needed to be reminded of again.” –Patricia Fargnoli
Crafty Poet book launch: November 10, 2013 at the West Caldwell Public Library! Join us.