For writers looking for a systematic approach to their craft,this guideprovides exercises and practical information, buildingup to a complete method but also allowing real individual literary merit. Poetry Writing starts with questions about what poetry is, what it means to the poet, and why people write it. It goes on to consider rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, and explore different poetry forms. This book is also thoroughly practical; there are exercises at the end of every chapter, it contemplates the idea reader, and finishes with advice on getting poetry published. Perfect for creative writing teachers and writing group members, this inspiring volume offersmultiplemotivational techniques, plenty of examples, and most of all, itreminds writersthat poetry is a fascinating imaginative adventure.