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Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out
Author: Ralph Fletcher
ISBN 13: 9780380797035
ISBN 10: 380797038
Edition: First Edition (Unsta
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2002-02-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $5.99

Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak.

I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going to smash poems up into the tiniest pieces. This book is about writing poetry, not analyzing it. I want this book to help you have more wonderful. moments in the poetry you write. I want you to feel the power of poetry. it's my hope that through this book you will discover lots of ways to make your poems shine, sing, soar...

— Ralph Fletcher

Publishers Weekly

Throw out the formidable rhythm and rhyme schemes: Ralph Fletcher's Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out laughs in the face of formality. Organized into two sections "Lighting the Spark" and "Nurturing the Flame" and peppered with interviews with published poets, Fletcher's accessible volume teaches kids to write poetry from the heart. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.