Poets and the Art of Writing Poetry

Highlights

WTP Writer: Robert Peake

One poet and his aspiration for other poets: “crowd sourcing” recommendations to help people find their new favorite poets.

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The Power of Poetry

What is it about a poem that can push us over the edge of our banal comfort zones?

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Lauren Scharhag

“Buddhas on Death Row,” is one of many poems by Lauren Scharhag featured in WTP Vol. VII #2. Read Scharhag’s poem today.

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Listen to Kirstin Maguire

Kirstin Maguire produces audio poetry at SoundCloud as well as publishing them in publications and collections—Woven Tale Press presents The Writing Life.

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WTP Writer: Eleanor Hooker

“I’ve been telling stories since I was knee high to a grasshopper… It’s all I ever wanted to do.”

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In the WTP Spotlight

Mary Gilliland’s poetry appears in WTP Vol. VII #10, and she has a forthcoming collection from Bright Hill Press out in 2020.

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Poetry Prompt

The Poet's Pulse

Introducing

One-on-One Poetry Intensives

Instructor: Sara London,

WTP Poetry Editor

This is a masterclass for anyone who has been writing poems and is eager to revise her/his/their way to even stronger work. Writing effective poems involves a uniquely delicate dance of control and surrender. An initial spark — an image, memory, idea, or language itself — may launch us on a poem with confidence, yet ultimately usher us toward some unexpected wilderness. How do we navigate that line of tension between clear purpose and a poem’s surprising wild side? How do we follow a path of compelling illumination and bring a poem to resonant conclusion? We’ll take a close look at matters of subject, imagery, diction, lineation, rhythm, tone, and more. Students will receive written feedback on work (submitted in advance), tips for future revisions, and reading recommendations. (Number of poems to be determined in pre-conference communication.)

(On acceptance you will be contacted by email to schedule a convenient meeting time.)

wtp@thewoventalepress.net

Sara London

Sara London headshot

Author of the poetry collections The Tyranny of Milk and Upkeep (forthcoming in 2019), both from Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, Poetry East, The Iowa Review, the Poetry Daily Anthology, The Common, and many other journals. She is also the author of two children’s books, and has reviewed children’s literature for The New York Times Book Review. She earned an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and later worked at Scribner’s, as fiction editor at Seventeen magazine, and as poetry editor at Special Report. She teaches creative writing and literature at Smith College. www.saralondonwriter.com


Look for our own first WTP Selected Works edition, and a variety of titles and genres by our  Woven Tale Press authors.

cover of Upkeep poetry collection by Sara London