The author breaks down poetic theory and elements into easy-to-read language, dedicating a short chapter to each including rhyming, poetic forms, alliteration/internal rhyme, and even some help on getting published.
Throughout the book, sample poems help to elucidate the lessons. In addition to my two poems, "Abandonment" (haiku) and "Voice" (found poem), poets include J. Patrick Lewis, Kate Coombs, David Harrison, Marilyn Singer, Nikki Grimes, Amy Ludwing VanDerwater, Diane Mayr, and even Emily Dickenson, among others.
Written with young women and girls in mind, but suitable for anyone, Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetryis a handy reference tool for those learning the craft of poetry.
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