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Autor: Susan G. Wooldridge
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307559122
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Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.


Autor: Susan Wooldridge
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0609800981
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Essays by the author offer a glimpse into the process of creating poetry


Autor: Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
ISBN: 9781439505861
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Essays by the author offer a glimpse into the process of creating poetry


Autor: Susan G. Wooldridge
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 030749554X
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In this personal, inspiring guide to a creative life, Wooldridge shares her own journey of the heart—from loss and grief to a return to wholeness and joy. Offering poetry exercises, journal writing, and other practices to encourage creative play—including foraging and assembling collages with found objects—Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process will motivate you to reevaluate what’s most important in your world. Through intimate stories about transforming what life brings your way, the book will help open your heart to more creativity—DELIGHT AND VITALITY—whether it’s through photography, dance, gardening, cooking, songwriting, or poetry. Foolsgold includes dozens of suggestions to help you free the artist within by cultivating a creative lifestyle that will not only expand and inspire you but may also ground and heal you. From the Hardcover edition.


Autor: Jane Anne Staw
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466826037
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None of us is immune to writer's block. From well-known novelists to students, associates in business and law firms, and even those who struggle to sit down to write personal correspondence or journal entries -- everyone who writes has experienced either brief moments or longer periods when the words simply won't come. In Unstuck, poet, author and writing coach Jane Anne Staw uncovers the reasons we get blocked - from practical to emotional, and many in between - and offers powerful ways to get writing again. Based on her experiences working with writers as well as her own struggle with writer's block, Staw provides comfort and encouragement, along with effective strategies for working through this common yet vexing problem. Topics include: understanding what's behind the block * handling anxiety and fear * carving out time and space to write * clearing out old beliefs and doubts * techniques to relax and begin * managing your expectations as well as those of family and friends * experimenting with genre, voice, and subject matter * defusing the emotional traps that sabotage progress and success * ending the struggle and regaining confidence and freedom by finding your true voice - and using it. Writers of all levels will find solace, support, and help in this book, leading them to an even deeper connection with their work and more productivity on the page.

Thirteen Ways Of Looking For A Poem

Autor: Wendy Bishop
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321011305
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Thirteen Ways of Looking for a Poem is grounded in the belief that the best way to learn to write poetry - and improve one's writing in general - is through practice. The book's unique approach - teaching the elements of poetry through various poetic forms - encourages students to learn from existing models and to break free from pre-established constraints. In thirteen chapters centered on the sonnet, the haiku, and other traditional and not-so-traditional forms, the author demonstrates through numerous innovative exercises the many ways in which beginning poets can enrich their writing by studying and practicing poetic form.

The Ode Less Travelled

Autor: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407088432
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Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.. Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes. Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.

Hiking The Horizontal

Autor: Liz Lerman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819575593
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The unique career of choreographer Liz Lerman has taken her from theater stages to shipyards, and from synagogues to science labs. In this wide-ranging collection of essays and articles, she reflects on her life-long exploration of dance as a vehicle for human insight and understanding of the world around us. Lerman has been described by the Washington Post as “the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art.” Here, she combines broad outlooks on culture and society with practical applications and accessible stories. Her expansive scope encompasses the craft, structure, and inspiration that bring theatrical works to life as well as the applications of art in fields as diverse as faith, aging, particle physics, and human rights law. Offering readers a gentle manifesto describing methods that bring a horizontal focus to bear on a hierarchical world, this is the perfect book for anyone curious about the possible role for art in politics, science, community, motherhood, and the media. The paperback edition includes an afterword with updates and additions to each section of the book. Ebook Edition Note: Two images have been redacted, on page 200, Dances at a Cocktail Party, and on page 201, the bottom photo of Small Dances about Big Ideas.


Autor: John S. O'Connor
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814158197
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Offers a variety of new approaches to teaching poetry in middle school and high school classrooms, with more than twenty-five activities designed to sharpen students' writing and self-understanding and heighten their awareness of the world around them.

The Bridge

Autor: David Holper
Publisher: Sequoiasong Publications
ISBN: 9781732199828
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A collection of award winning poetry by David Holper that walks with us on the bridge from the depths of darkness behind to the greater darkness ahead.

I D Rather Be Writing

Autor: Marcia Golub
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582970929
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Offers advice on the processes associated with professional writing, including how to find time, dealing with insurmountable obstacles, getting organized, and completing projects.

Black Hawk Songs

Autor: Michael Borich
ISBN: 9780692686010
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Black Hawk Songs is a 30 poem sequence about the famous chief of the Sauk and Fox tribe. They examine Black Hawk's transformation from boy to warrior to chief to defeated, embittered old man. They probe the conflicts he faced along the way: man against man, man against nature, man against himself. The poems are about the battles he waged, his relationship with the white man and with members of his tribe, his vision of himself. In a larger sense the poems are about the Indian experience in America-- they tell a story of lost lands, of men broken, of tribes decimated. As critic and poet Laurence Lieberman has commented, "it is a very painful book to read, since so much of it is a severe indictment of the white American culture." "Passionately unafraid renderings of a collective past in that energized language Borich manages to control so well as a spiritualizer of the word." -- Michael S. Harper, poet "In this themes which range from violence to intense feelings for humanity, Michael Borich evokes brilliant images of a past America. His obvious kinship with the world of Nature allies him with the spirit of the American Indian." -- Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee "The constructions are striking, active, engrossing." -- Library Journal "Borich's poetry is powerful and effective in portraying a certain vision of the past." -- Poet & Critic "The poetry's great drive, their inner coherence, above all their urgent restoration of an almost-lost past make this one of the most impressive first books I've read in a long time." -- John Unterecker, poet and critic "He had forced into words anguish in loss, courage in the face of defeat, honesty in the face of deceit and an abounding affirmation of origins." -- Books Abroad "When Borich is writing of the Indian experience he is capable of a weird clarity and freshness of perception." -- Parnassus, Poetry in Review "Profoundly uplifting, for the rage and indignation is balanced by a gentleness of spirit and a profound reverence for life. There is much radiant spirit in these poems. Borich has achieved a totally effective poetic style and a distinctive voice. The consistent high level of craft and technical discipline is simply amazing in a first volume of poetry." --Laurence Lieberman, poet and critic "The poems are brilliant! Marvelous!" -- Susan Wooldridge, author of poemcrazy: freeing your life with words

Remembering Korea 1950

Autor: H. K. Shin
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874175259
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Hyung K. Shin was sixteen years old when the North Korean army invaded South Korea in June 1950. Fleeing his home, Shin soon found himself alone in Pusan, a refugee without resources or any means of support. To save himself from destitution, he lied about his age and volunteered for service in the South Korean army. Shin’s account of the months that followed is a moving record of the Korean War from the perspective of an ordinary ROK soldier. He recounts his hasty training and subsequent experiences as a battlefield soldier in North Korea, as a guard in a prisoner-of-war camp, and as a refugee again in the massive flight of civilians and ROK military personnel retreating before the onslaught of the Chinese invasion. Through it all, Shin struggles to retain his humanity and pursue his education. In the process, the naïve schoolboy becomes a man. Today, Hyung K. Shin is an internationally respected chemist, but in the pages of this memoir he carries us back to Korea during a pivotal moment in that country’s history. This is the first account in English that describes the war from the perspective of a Korean who lived through and fought in it. Shin’s detailed and lively narrative is a stirring monument to the survival of human decency and kindness in the midst of terror, cruelty, despair, and the destruction of a proud nation.

Masham Means Evening

Autor: Kanina Dawson
Publisher: Coteau Books
ISBN: 1550505505
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It is six years since Canadian forces began their long struggle to hold Kandahar province. Ten years since Canada opened its embassy in Kabul and launched Operation ATHENA to establish security in the city. Twelve years since Canadian forces were committed to Operation Enduring Freedom to dismantle al-Qaeda's network and remove the Taliban from power. As Canada prepares to bring its troops home for good, Masham Means Evening is a poetry collection that takes the reader inside army camps, convoys, schools, markets, and villages, charting a young female soldier's tour through Canada's war in Afghanistan. Inextricably, vividly engaged with the human side of the war, Masham Means Evening recreates the ordinary soldiers and medics, the weary village leaders, the school principals fearing acid attacks on their female students, the edangerous men' hidden behind a mask of hospitality n a microcosm of those whose fortunes have thrust them into the path of an endlessly complex conflict.Sensual lyricism contrasts with clean, spare language, bringing us quietly to the tragedies and small celebrations that happen in the spaces between. Images of breathtaking beauty are made fragile by a terrifyingly present brutality. These poems are a thin membrane barely containing both fury and grim fatalism at the new cruelties each day brings. It is an extraordinary debut collection rich in the images of a daily life forged from extreme circumstances.

Wounded Writers Ask Am I Doing It Write

Autor: S. Rebecca Leigh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462097135
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This book addresses (and aims to dismantle) writer woundedness, a state of being that prevents students from trusting themselves as capable of writing something they can feel good about. Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invites students to begin a new writing history through a collection of 48 free-writes that explore list writing, aesthetic writing, word craft, and writing that delves into personal life stories. These free-writes are invitations to develop a lead or improve a story title, to discover a character’s name or replace one word for another that is more vivid, to locate a story idea or revise a story’s focus. More than this, Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? emphasizes creative consciousness over correctness, where writing is a vehicle for exploring identity and (re)claiming voice across multiple grade levels. This book is for the wounded student writer as much as it is for the wounded classroom teacher as writer, who may feel burdened by his/her own writing history such that he/she struggles with where or how to start. For each free-write, Leigh offers Before Writing, During Writing, and After Writing suggestions with samples of student writing to guide teachers into writing engagements with their students that break down walls and open up new vistas.

When Walls Become Doorways

Autor: Tobi Zausner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307238085
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A visual artist draws on the experiences of such noted artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo to explain how individuals can draw on the transformative power of illness to enhance creativity and productivity that can help heal the soul. 15,000 first printing.

Poem Central

Autor: Shirley McPhillips
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109633
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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

Bathing With Ants

Autor: Susan Wooldridge
Publisher: Bear Star Press
ISBN: 9780971960749
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Poetry. "Susan Wooldridge's poems arrive breathless with the wonder and power of language, drenched in the magic of the natural world, and touched with mysticism. With one foot grounded in humor and the other in awe, she takes on topics ranging from driving a car full of vegetables to the eros of geese, but her true subject is always the mysterious intersection of the human and what lies beyond our power to describe"--Alison Luterman. Susan Wooldridge's previous book is titled Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life With Words (Clarkson Potter, 1996). She curently lives in Chico, California.

The Power Of Words

Autor: Scott C. Greenwood
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607097281
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This book provides teachers with the hows and whys of effective vocabulary instruction, through the use of visual organizers, user-friendly appendices, classroom vignettes, and simple, clear language, encouraging professionals to truly engage their pupils.

Song Of Six Rivers

Autor: Zev Levinson
Publisher: Humboldt State University Press and Sequoiasong Pu
ISBN: 9780578438382
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Song of Six Rivers relates one man's life-changing experiences throughout the Humboldt Bay region of northern California, depicting the area's geography and history along the way, through both poetry and archival photography. When the muse of this epic poem, Guy Kuttner, died unexpectedly, Zev Levinson heard his voice imploring him to sing of the land they both love. As a roving teacher of poetry in the schools, often staying in far-flung places, Zev had come to know the Six Rivers terrain and communities intimately. He put his pen to the task of meeting Guy's daunting challenge, confronting mortality and loss as he ventured to understand our connection to earth. At its heart, this endeavor strives to weave poetry into the everyday lives of those who dwell behind the redwood curtain.