Poets learn about poetry by reading the poems of practiced poets, studying a variety of forms, and experimenting with techniques.
In hope of providing you with ongoing help for all of the above, I recently uploaded my former poetry home study course as a Kindle e-book, the Christian Poet’s Guide to Writing Poetry and, soon after, uploaded the Poetry Dictionary For Children and For Fun – for poets of all stages and ages.
In addition to those resources, the previous postings on this blog will hopefully help you with your poetry as I refocus on writing and revising mine:
Line breaks can make or break your poem
Punctuate your poetry
Punctuation and grammar provide poets and writers with language tools of writing trade
Getting A New Vision For Your Re-Vision.
Poetry Revision: Less can bring more to a poem
Revising your poetry can be a smooth move
Enjambment and rhyme placement tone down jangling rhymes
Good times to write in rhymes
Unlocking clockwork rhyme
Scan A Poem. Get The Picture.
Scan a poem. Catch the beat. Change the rhythm as you revise.
Title Tales: on finding effective titles for your poems
Why and how to title a poem
How to write Haiku
Rhyme, rhythm, and reality: traditional English verse
Sonnets traditionally require poets to use rhythmic rhymes and argue nicely in fourteen lines
Villanelles need something worth repeating
Writing children’s poems for actual kids to read
© 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler