Even though this is written for young adults I loved this simple, fun craft book on being a poet, creativity and learning to write poetry. The illustrations are great and the lessons are clear. There are also instructions for making your own poetry chapbook and taking a daily writing pledge which of course I think is wonderful. Author and poet Allan Wolf suggests you write at least “2 sentences a day.” that’s doable isn’t it?
I wasn’t into poetry as a young adult but if I had this book I think I would have been motivated to explore and write poetry. Full of prompts, lessons, poetic devices, tools for revision and reminders to “improve your eye for detail” I think I would recommend this to beginning poets whatever their age.
The Writing Nag
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