You don't need an advanced degree to reap the rewards of a rich poetic life–writing poetry is within the reach of everyone. Poet Sage Cohen invites you to slow down to the rhythms of your creative process and savor poetry.
Two accomplished poets and teachers offer a poetry primer that includes short essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and possible subjects for writing, along with writing exercises, tips on getting published, and examples of contemporary poetry.
provides students and other readers with invaluable practical advice. Ideal for courses in poetry writing and creative writing, it includes six sections written by Billy Collins, Carol Muske, David Baker and Ann Townsend, Yusef Komunyakaa, Maxine Kumin, and David Citino. These poets speak their minds about their relationship with their art and craft, offering guidance to writers at all levels of experience from the beginner to the veteran
This book brings together recent interviews with fifteen Latino/a poets, a cross-section of Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban voices who discuss not only their work but also related issues that help define their place in American literature. Each talks at length about the craft of his or her poetry, both the influences and the process behind it, and takes a stand on social and political issues affecting Latinos across the United States.
Established in 1962, the Poetry Center publishes and promotes poets and writers. Supporting established and emerging authors through annual contests, readings, events, and conferences. The Poetry Center also provides assistantships and internship opportunities for the CSU and NEOMFA Communities.