The Inspired Poet: Writing Exercises to Spark New Work

Susan Landgraf (Author)


The Inspired Poet, which comes out of years of teaching and leading workshops, offers writing exercises, prompts, poems, and facts for poets, teachers, workshop leaders, and prose writers. They are meant to be invites for the Muses to come visit.

Even if you're not a poet and don't like to write, these invites might entice you to see yourself and the world in a new light. This book may give an insight into grief or a respite from grieving for something or someone lost--or for celebrating something found.

The exercises in The Inspired Poet can be used for your personal writing practice, for writing groups, leading poetry workshops, and in the classroom. Both novice writers and established writers can find inspiration in the 37 chapters of this book, each of which offers unique exercises on such topics as structure, pop culture, revision, mythology, grief, relationships, nature, symbolism/imagery, women's voices, psychology/sociology, and personal reflections on creativity/inspiration.

Product Details

$17.00  $15.64
Two Sylvias Press
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
6.0 X 0.48 X 9.0 inches | 0.69 pounds
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About the Author

A writer and photographer, Susan Landgraf has published more than 400 poems, essays, and articles in more than 150 journals, magazines, and newspapers. Most recently her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Nimrod, The Bellingham Review, Kestrel, Margie, and The Sow's Ear. Her chapbook Other Voices was published by Finishing Line Press, and a textbook, Student Reflection Journal for Student Success, was published by Prentice Hall. Landgraf has given more than 150 writing workshops ranging from Centrum and the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference to Antioch International, Oxford, England, the Washington State Community College Mathematics Conference, and the Walla Walla State Prison. A book of writing exercises is due out in 2018 from Two Sylvias Press. Honors include two Pushcart Prize nominations; Pablo Neruda, Society of Humanistic Anthropology, and Academy of American Poets awards; a Jack Straw Productions grant; Centrum, Hedgebrook, Ragdale, Willard R. Espy, Soapstone and Whiteley residencies, and a Theodore Morrison scholarship at Bread Loaf. Landgraf taught at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China in 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2012 through an exchange program with Highline College, where she taught writing, journalism, media, literature, Diversity and Globalism, and college studies classes for 27 years.