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Creative Writing: Poetry: Textbooks

Types of Textbooks

Poetry texts typically cover the craft aspects of poetry in addition to providing an introduction to poems that represent individual craft areas. They provide exercises, discussions, examples, methods and a variety of other inroads to writing poetry. They are typically geared to the beginning poet, although they often explore deeper concerns. Some of the texts listed here also cover other genres, sometimes discussing elements across perceived genre boundaries (Kinzie, 1999).

Textbooks for Reading Poetry

Textbooks for Writing Poetry