The Portable Poetry Workshop
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The Portable Poetry Workshop

Nigel McLoughlin

  1. 240 pages
  2. English
  3. PDF
  4. Available on iOS & Android
eBook - PDF

The Portable Poetry Workshop

Nigel McLoughlin

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About This Book

This book explores the art of poetry writing from a practice-based perspective, showing how form, trope and theory inform the practical craft of writing poems. It is divided into three key sections:
- Form and structure, covering sonnets, ballads, blank verse and more
- Trope and device, introducing topics such as irony, imagery and voice
- Poetics and practice, which discusses the writing of poets such as Robert Frost, Amy Lowell and Frank O'Hara Each chapter unpacks a particular concept or form, using examples to display it in practice. The book is filled with exercises to get you writing, and hints and tips for effective re-writing and for avoiding common pitfalls. Written by published poets, many of whom teach writing or literature, The Portable Poetry Workshop will push you to explore beyond your creative writing boundaries.

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Citation styles for The Portable Poetry Workshop

APA 6 Citation

McLoughlin, N. (2017). The Portable Poetry Workshop (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

McLoughlin, Nigel. (2017) 2017. The Portable Poetry Workshop. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Harvard Citation

McLoughlin, N. (2017) The Portable Poetry Workshop. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

McLoughlin, Nigel. The Portable Poetry Workshop. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.