Introduction to Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches.- PART I: FOUNDATIONS.- Establishing Practice.- Form and Structure.- Voice.- Style.- Subject.- The Cultures of Poetry Writing.- Foundational Exercises.- PART II: SPECULATIONS.- Exploring Possibilities.- Forms and Structures.- Voices.- Styles.- Subjects.- The Cultures of Poetry Writing.- Key Points: Speculations in Poetry Writing.- Speculative Exercises.- Creative Critical Further Reading.- Bibliography.- Index.
CHAD DAVIDSON is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and
Literature at University of West Georgia, USA. His poetry
collections include Consolation Miracle (2003) and The
Last Predicta (2008), both from Southern Illinois UP. He is
Associate Editor for New Writing: The International Journal for
the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. His poems have
appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares and the
Virginia Quarterly Review.
GREGORY FRASER is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Literature at University of West Georgia, USA. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and his poetry has appeared in journals including The Southern Review, The Paris Review and The Chicago Review. His collections of poetry are Strange Pieta (Texas Tech, UP 2003) and Answering the Ruins (Northwestern UP, 2009).