The Writer's Guide to Poetry

The Writer's Guide to Poetry

The poet Dame Edith Sitwell practiced the lost art of lying in an open coffin before writing her poetry. Edgar Allan Poe wrote with his cat "Catarina" perched on his shoulder. We at Signature offer a simpler solution to get your poetic juices flowing.   Whether you're new to poetry, familiar with its form, a connoisseur of its craft, in need of encouragement, or simply wondering how to rhyme mat with cat, the Writer's Guide to Poetry is for you.   In it you'll find:
  • Insights from 11 award-winning poets.
  • Advice on how to overcome imposter syndrome.
  • 3 classic poems illustrated by artist Nathan Gelgud.
  • Anne Lamott on the devils of perfectionism.
  • Important tips on "telling it slant."
  • And more.
A note to Facebook and Instagram mobile users: You may need to open your mobile device's browser and copy and paste the following URL into your browser's address bar in order to get the guide: www.signature-reads.com/poetry   We're pleased to have Knopf as a cosponsor of the guide. Knopf has prided itself on publishing some of the finest poets of our time. And for more than twenty years, the imprint has celebrated National Poetry Month by sending out a free poem every day throughout April. When you download the guide, you'll receive Knopf's poem-a-day emails in April, plus occasional news about award-winning poets.