SITE DESCRIPTION: Welcome to Poetry Magic, a resource centre for the theory and craft of writing poetry. Whether you're a veteran of the poetry circuit, or taking your first tentative steps, these pages are here to help you. What is poetry? How does it differ from prose? Why is poetry special, and so difficult to write? This site provides the answers to these and other vexing questions, plus a vast array of material to make your own poetry writing more compelling, authentic and relevant.
SITE DESCRIPTION: This site contains a number of valuable tips on writing poetry. Be sure to check it out.
SITE DESCRIPTION: This site has a detailed explanation of how to write a cinquain.
It is highly unlikely that real poets
-- people with a gift for creative insight and articulate, creative use
of language; people who seem to be able to think in poetry -- write poetry
in a way I am about to outline here. This method would be too slow and
too contrived, I believe, for a real poet. But for the rest of us, it
at least will work, relatively quickly by our poem-writing standards,
and it will sometimes yield a very good poem.
SITE DESCRIPTION: Kara Ziehl, a creative writing major, compiled these tips in order to help students in my English 110 ("Introduction to College Writing") class. I have fine-tuned and expanded her text somewhat, but I think she did an excellent job. Her tips, which are now required reading for student-versifiers in my classes, should also help other budding poets. --
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