Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms

If you played along with (or read) my recent blog post, thank you! I had so much fun reading through your poems and I'm hoping more will still dribble in.

It’s interesting noting both the similarity and the variation in each one. What a fun "experiment"!

Silly me though. I should have posted a link to the book where I got the information about Bouts-RimeĊ› from (recommended by my teacher).

If you are interested in purchasing, I would be forever grateful if you could buy through my link. It will help Mouse Tales Press to keep running.

The book is The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms edited by Ron Padgett:

From Amazon’s site: “A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage. For this second revised edition of the Handbook, 19 teaching poets have written 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. The Handbook succintly defines the forms, summarizes ther histories, quotes good examples (both ancient and modern), and offers professional tricks of the trade on how to use each form.”

I love this book! I think you will, too.

Read - and write - on!


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  1. Linda, congratulations on your award. What award? Why the Liebster Award that I just nominated you for. Please drop by Claudsy's Blog to receive it and your instructions concerning that receipt.

    See you soon.