Welcome to day six of the annual Writer Mama Back-to-School-Giveaway. No one needs an advanced degree in creative writing to reap the rewards of poetry. Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry, brought to you by Sage Cohen and Writers Digest Books, puts poetry back into the hands of the people – not because they are aspiring to become the poet laureate of the United States – but because poetry is one of the great pleasures in life.
Writing the Life Poetic is packed full of captivating new ways to generate ideas and have fun with the writing process. 80 short, friendly chapters address a mix of content, process and craft ideas designed to help you:
- Find the inspiration you need to put pen to paper immediately
- Transform the raw materials of experience and emotion into language
- Build skills and confidence in your poetic voice
- Learn some key craft techniques and enjoy experimenting with them
- Engage in (or breathe new life into) a writing and reading practice
- Get excited about the possibilities of poetry
Poetry is as unique and personal as fingerprints. No one else will ever write what you write, the way you write it. Writing the Life Poetic can help you find your place in poetry by tuning into the poetry of your life—and getting it down on the page.
About the Author
Sage Cohen is the author of Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry (Writers Digest Books, 2009) and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. An award-winning poet, she writes three monthly columns about the craft and business of writing, publishes the Writing the Life Poetic Zine and serves as Poetry Editor for VoiceCatcher 4. Sage has won first prize in the Ghost Road Press poetry contest and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She hosts a monthly reading series at Barnes & Noble and teaches the online class Poetry for the People. To learn more, visit http://http://www.writingthelifepoetic.com/. Join the conversation about living and writing a poetic life at http://www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com!
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Today’s question is…
What does a poetic life mean to you as a writer mama? What is your life like when it’s poetic? How could you make your life more poetic? Does poetry have a place in a more poetic vision for your life? Feel free to wax rhapsodic. 🙂
Before you go! WE HAVE A CAUSE TO RAISE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR! Please read the story about the Applin family here and consider making a small contribution at some point during the giveaway. We’re aiming for $100/day collectively. Please help us help the Applin family adopt two beautiful children from Russia. 🙂