Resources for Poets
Books are my teachers and bookstores and libraries are where I’ve found my people and my tools. I enjoy learning at my own pace, according to my interests and needs at a given moment. Therefore, I tend to think that aspiring writers can put together a perfectly fine education without the expense of an MFA program, especially if that option is out of reach.
The resources on this highly subjective list can become your companions and tutelary texts. You are not alone.
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Journal of a Solitude
The Book of Symbols. Reflections on Archetypal Images
Archive For Research in Archetyp (aras)
On Art and Mindfulness
Enrique Martínez Celaya
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry
The Essential Poet's Glossary
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Leaping Poetry: An Idea with Poems and Translations
Several Short Sentences about Writing
The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World
The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-Up Advice on Making a...
Anna Deavere Smith
The Pleasure of the Text
The Art of Attention: A Poet's Eye
The Art of Description: World Into Word
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry
Primer for Poets
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing (Revised)
The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life
John Daido Loori
The Art of the Poetic Line
The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden
The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning...
Next Word, Better Word: The Craft of Writing Poetry