HOW TO WRITE POETRY

Ballad to Villanelle

By LEE ANN RUSSELL

158 pages, Third Edition, Night Owl Publications, 2000
Spiral Bound, ISBN: 0-9701290-0-9

This instruction guidebook by an award-winning poet is the textbook for many poets around the world. Its easy-to-follow rules for 156 poetic forms are illustrated with 95 examples. The book contains 386 definitions and biographical data about 148 famous poets' lifespans. In the preface, Lee Ann says:

" How to Write Poetry - Ballad to Villanelle was written to help you learn the difference between a Haiku and a Shakespearean Sonnet. ...Writing poetry for one's own pleasure, special occasions, to publish, sell, or enter in contests, is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime. ...When writing poetry, use imagination, sensitivity and creativity. Consult the dictionary, books of synonyms and antonyms, thesaurus and dictionary of rhymes. ...Writing poetry is challenging, enjoyable and fulfilling. I hope the following definitions and examples are of help. Enclosed are traditional poetic forms from hundreds of years ago to modern-day, plus those you may never have heard of. Try different forms and create!"

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