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Author Rosen, Michael, 1946- author.

Title What is poetry? : the essential guide to reading & writing poems / Michael Rosen ; illustrated by Jill Calder.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.


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 GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Non-fiction    j 808.1 ROS    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 808.1 ROS    Available
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Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents What is poetry? -- What can you do with a poem? -- My thoughts as I was writing some poems -- Ways to start a poem -- Writing poems -- Some technical points about poems -- So what is poetry? -- Appendix.
Summary Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real writer's guide to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them. Complete with an appendix of poets and useful websites.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-190) and index.
Subject Poetry -- Study and teaching -- Juvenile literature.
Poetry -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Poetry -- Appreciation -- Juvenile literature.
Poetics -- Juvenile literature.
Poetry -- Study and teaching.
Poetry -- Authorship.
Poetry -- Appreciation.
Added Author Calder, Jill, illustrator.
ISBN 9781536201598 (hardcover)
1536201596 (hardcover)
9781536201581 (paperback)
1536201588 (paperback)

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