Writing Poetry - Recommended Reading

The forthcoming ebook entitled How to Write a Poem for a Funeral is intended for bereaved people b who wish to write a personal Individualistic Funeral Poem without the need to learn or adhere to formal poetry strictures or rules.   


However, for those who wish to, or are ready to, gain more formal insight in writing poetry generally, the books on this page will be of interest.

The Poet's Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux covers elements of poetry, technique, suggested topics and writing exercises.  It is a very useful and inspiration guide.  (90% of its ratings were either 5 or 4 stars (out of 5) based on over 100 reviews - March 2018.) 




How to Write a Poem by Sam O'Neill (pictured below) is described as a practical guide to expressing yourself through poetry.




This next one, Poemcrazy:  Freeing Your Life with Words by Susan G. Wooldridge is sure to give your creativity a boost (See the reviews here.)



Poetry:  Tools and Techniques by John C. Goodman provides a practical guide to developing your craft.