The Crafty Poet–A Portable Poetry Workshop

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:

Kim Addonizio
JoAnn Balingit
Ellen Bass
Jan Beatty
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Robert Bense
Pam Bernard
Michelle Bitting
Deborah Bogen
Kathryn Stripling Byer
Edward Byrne
Kelly Cherry
Philip F. Deaver
Bruce Dethlefsen
Caitlin Doyle
Patricia Fargnoli
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Amy Gerstler
Karin Gottshall
Jennifer Gresham
Bruce Guernsey
Marilyn Hacker
Jeffrey Harrison
Lola Haskins
Jane Hirshfield
Gray Jacobik
Rod Jellema
Richard Jones
Julie Kane
Adele Kenny
Dorianne Laux
Sydney Lea
Hailey Leithauser
Jeffrey Levine
Diane Lockward
Denise Low
Jennifer Maier
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Jeffrey McDaniel
Wesley McNair
Susan Laughter Meyers
Bronwen Butter Newcott
Alicia Ostriker
Linda Pastan
Stanley Plumly
Vern Rutsala
Martha Silano
Marilyn L. Taylor
Matthew Thorburn
Lee Upton
Nance Van Winckel
Ingrid Wendt
Nancy White
Cecilia Woloch
Baron Wormser
Suzanne Zweizig

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.