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I believe that everyone who wishes to can write poetry, that in finding and expressing our inner voice, we unlock our essence. This ebook is a compilation of the finely tuned workshops and lessons that have worked best in my many years teaching. Using the methods outlined in this publication, thousands of people at all levels of English from tremendously different backgrou I believe that everyone who wishes to can write poetry, that in finding and expressing our inner voice, we unlock our essence. This ebook is a compilation of the finely tuned workshops and lessons that have worked best in my many years teaching. Using the methods outlined in this publication, thousands of people at all levels of English from tremendously different backgrounds have emerged into poets and storytellers before my eyes. The material can be used by individuals at home, in group settings at community centers and retreats, and in college and senior high school classrooms. It is ideal for teachers and students of creative writing, for mindfulness storytelling facilitators and participants and for anyone who wishes to write poetry. Creating safe space for myself and others to blossom, meditate and write in is my top priority. What I offer you is the art of poetry with a spiritual touch – a guide to inspire your soul into words. We begin with meditative prompts to evoke your inner voice. As the chapters advance, classical terms and linguistics analysis are applied into concrete steps tailored to enhance the literary quality of every poet's vision. The book is intentionally concise, as it was designed by request for use on weekend workshops, however, additional tips on editing can be found in the accompanying blog where I answer any questions from readers: http://cynthiasharp.weebly.com/a-writ...


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I believe that everyone who wishes to can write poetry, that in finding and expressing our inner voice, we unlock our essence. This ebook is a compilation of the finely tuned workshops and lessons that have worked best in my many years teaching. Using the methods outlined in this publication, thousands of people at all levels of English from tremendously different backgrou I believe that everyone who wishes to can write poetry, that in finding and expressing our inner voice, we unlock our essence. This ebook is a compilation of the finely tuned workshops and lessons that have worked best in my many years teaching. Using the methods outlined in this publication, thousands of people at all levels of English from tremendously different backgrounds have emerged into poets and storytellers before my eyes. The material can be used by individuals at home, in group settings at community centers and retreats, and in college and senior high school classrooms. It is ideal for teachers and students of creative writing, for mindfulness storytelling facilitators and participants and for anyone who wishes to write poetry. Creating safe space for myself and others to blossom, meditate and write in is my top priority. What I offer you is the art of poetry with a spiritual touch – a guide to inspire your soul into words. We begin with meditative prompts to evoke your inner voice. As the chapters advance, classical terms and linguistics analysis are applied into concrete steps tailored to enhance the literary quality of every poet's vision. The book is intentionally concise, as it was designed by request for use on weekend workshops, however, additional tips on editing can be found in the accompanying blog where I answer any questions from readers: http://cynthiasharp.weebly.com/a-writ...

30 review for How to Write Poetry: A Resource for Students and Teachers of Creative Writing

  1. 4 out of 5

    Julie Thomason

    I have been composing poetry for over thirty years and through trial and error have found what works for me. I wish I had had a book like this along time ago. Beautifully written, not in the circumscribed tomes of many creative writing dictates, it talks to the potential poet in all of us. I like the holistic structure, connecting to us as people as opposed to liner structures of textbooks. The focus on starting point suggestions was constructive and developing meaning through symbols was powerf I have been composing poetry for over thirty years and through trial and error have found what works for me. I wish I had had a book like this along time ago. Beautifully written, not in the circumscribed tomes of many creative writing dictates, it talks to the potential poet in all of us. I like the holistic structure, connecting to us as people as opposed to liner structures of textbooks. The focus on starting point suggestions was constructive and developing meaning through symbols was powerful. Simple, straightforward, elegant and practical, I need this in a paper copy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bill Arnott

    Author Cynthia Sharp KNOWS poetry. Her work in prose and in verse reflect this. Learning from her expertise is a pleasure. I continue to hone my own writing as a result of this talented writer's work - a good read and an invaluable resource! Author Cynthia Sharp KNOWS poetry. Her work in prose and in verse reflect this. Learning from her expertise is a pleasure. I continue to hone my own writing as a result of this talented writer's work - a good read and an invaluable resource!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mike Mercer

    I rate this book a big 5! & this book will help all poets of the future find their way to happiness & glory throughout the rest of their lives.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lyn

    I enjoyed the process she presented in creating poetry and imagery step by step. It's a resource I'll come back to when I find myself stumped. I enjoyed the process she presented in creating poetry and imagery step by step. It's a resource I'll come back to when I find myself stumped.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Hall

    I found this book very helpful. I need to remember to come back to it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Practical advice This is an extremely practical book that offers a one, two, three approAch in creating a visceral experience for the reader of poetry while staying true to a poet's intention. The best section for me was her editing advice. It helped me learn to let go of what didn't serve and save it for another poem. Practical advice This is an extremely practical book that offers a one, two, three approAch in creating a visceral experience for the reader of poetry while staying true to a poet's intention. The best section for me was her editing advice. It helped me learn to let go of what didn't serve and save it for another poem.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Andy Luke

    Sharp has produced a rounded guide for beginners, intermediates and teachers. The first half is like a workbook with over a dozen well presented exercises, while the second spends more time with the holistic and technical advice. A stronger emphasis on holistic, not a bad thing.

  8. 5 out of 5

    KBowen

    This did give some good tips on how to edit and bringing poetry alive with sound words.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Shannan

    Not the greatest "how-to" book I've ever read, but it is a decent start for beginners in poetry writing. Not the greatest "how-to" book I've ever read, but it is a decent start for beginners in poetry writing.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Karr

    As I write and edit my first book of poetry, this is an incredibly valuable resource to which I keep returning. Way to go Cynthia!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Connie White

    Interesting. Thinking very unlike my thinking, but I recorded a few tips for later exploration. I was surprised at the brevity of the book.

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    Michael Burns

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    Katrina O'Sullivan

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