In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop
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Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns.This edition adds Steve Kowit's famous essay on poetics "The Mystique of the Difficult Poem," in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great.
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This book will excite your imagination.
It will help you unlock your heart and transform what's inside into memorable poetry.
My absolute favorite book for teaching poetry--wonderful exercises, great writing prompts, and a generous selection of relevant contemporary poems--all held together by Kowit's conversational tone that speaks to us like a good friend inviting us into the wonders of poetry.--Riochard Blanco