Recommended Accompanying Resources

Chapter One: Getting Started: Nine Muses

Stafford, William. “A Way of Writing”

Hugo, Richard.

“Writing Off the Subject”

The Triggering Town

Whitman, Walt. Song of Myself

Walt Whitman: An American Experience. PBS Documentary.

Museum of Modern Art. Most viewed exhibits. 

Crawford, Matthew. The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Chapter Two: Images

A Thesaurus

Chapter Three: Voice

Burroway, Janet. Writing Fiction.

Glossary of Poetry Schools and Movements. The Poetry Foundation.

Chapter Four: Architecture

Oliver, Mary. Rules for the Dance.

Longenback, James. The Art of the Poetic Line.

Chapter Five: Acoustics

Pinsky, Robert. The Sounds of Poetry.

Chapter Six: Experimenting with Forms

Skelton, Robin. The Shapes of Our Singing.

Strand, Mark and Eavan Boland. The Making of a Poem.

Chapter Seven: Revision

The Poet’s Billow.

Chapter Eight: Publishing

The Poet’s Market.

Poets and Writers

Chapter Nine: Reading Your Poems to an Audience

Moyers, Bill. The Language of Life.

The Library of Congress Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Video Archive.

Poetry Everywhere with Garrison Keillor. PBS.


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