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  • Infidel Poeticsby Daniel Tiffany

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of hip-hop?  Infidel Poetics examines not only the shared incomprensibilities of poetry and slang, but poetry's genetic relation to the spectacle... more...

  • The Creative Writer's Workbookby Cathy Birch

    How To Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    Cathy Birch is a writer, lecturer, and Jungian psychotherapist. Her impressive writing credits range from comedy material for Bob Hope, Dave Allen and The Two Ronnies to language skills textbooks, poetry, articles and short stories. more...

  • Writing from Lifeby Lynne Hackles

    How To Books 2008; US$ 17.95

    The first words Lynne Hackles ever sold netted GBP 2. Since then her motto 'never let truth get in the way of entertainment' has helped turn hundreds of personal experiences into stories which have sold in the UK and abroad. She leads writing workshops and runs tutorials for a leading correspondence school. more...

  • You Can Write Children's Booksby Tracey E. Dils

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    Writing for children - whether it's in the form of picture books, beginning readers, chapters books and novels, or nonfiction - requires a unique skill set: The ability to speak to children on their level. You Can Write Children's Books , 2nd Editio more...

  • Steve McQueen, King of Coolby Darwin Porter

    Blood Moon Productions 2009; US$ 25.99

    The truth about Steve McQueen is spectacularly different from the legend projected by his screen persona and Hollywood's media machine. Lurid aspects of McQueen's early life include a gothic horror of a childhood and stints as both a porno performer and pay for play hustler to both men and women. Also revealed are sinister implications associated with... more...

  • The Poet's Pen: Writing Poetry with Middle and High School Studentsby Betty Lies

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 25.00

    To rhyme or not to rhyme? That's NOT the only question! An absolute must buy for the novice and an incredible asset for any writing teacher, this book gives you guidelines for starting a poetry writing program and then the tools to do it. Lies offers practical advice on teaching the technical aspects of poetry, suggests ways to revise work and overcome... more...

  • Writing Bestselling Children's Booksby Alexander Gordon Smith

    Infinite Ideas 2007; US$ 9.95

    Some people think that writing for kids is easy – short books, no big words, non-existent attention spans and then fill in any gaps with pictures. But nothing could be further from the truth. Children are the harshest critics imaginable. Give a grown-up a copy of Ulysses to read and they’ll pretend to like it just so they don’t look stupid. Give a... more...

  • A History of Poeticsby Sandra Richter

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 114.99

    Since the 1990s, following the end of postmodernism, literary theory has lost much of its dynamics. This book aims at revitalising literary theory exploring two of its historical bases: German poetics and aesthetics. Beginning in the 1770s and ending in the 1950s, the book examines nearly 200 years of this history, thereby providing the... more...

  • Poetry Mattersby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 4.49

    A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding . Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines,... more...

  • The Body and the Bookby Glennis Byron; Andrew J. Sneddon

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 103.60

    The stimulating mix of academics and practising poets that have contributed to this volume provides an unusual and illuminating integration of critical and creative practice and a vibrantly diverse approach to questions of poetry and sexuality. Each section of essays is complemented by poems which creatively illustrate or develop the theme with which... more...