Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets
by Valerie Fox
Publisher: Texture Press
Edition: - 2013
Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets was a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Education/Academic category.
Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin's Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets offers fourteen classroom- and workshop-tested writing prompts that will appeal to both beginning and experienced poets. Among the book's inspiring and unusual ideas are the Fibonacci poem, advice-column poem, and spirit-of-names poem. The book lends itself to academic courses as well as poetry workshops in less formal settings, such as adult-ed, community-based, and "coffee-shop" classes. Individuals will find the book to be a helpful companion to their independent practice of poetry.
In addition to the prompts, scores of sample poems by a variety of poets are included. Contributors include Rina Terry, Arlene Ang, Jim Ellis, Kevin Hughes, Laurel Hostak, Daniela Elza, John Vick, Harriet Levin, Anna Strong, Marie Kane, Chris Cunningham, Luray Gross, Susan Smith Nash, Christine Hamm, Miriam N. Kotzin, Eric Muth, Mirna Norales, Joe Nguyen, Kelly McQuain, Amy LaBrie, Alina Macneal, Lauren Hall, Lewis Warsh, Erin McCourt, Christopher Bursk, Don Riggs, Marshall Warfield, Kevin Hughes, Robert Fabianski, Peter Wood, Leonard Gontarek, Corie Feiner, John Timpane, Dawn Manning, Hayden Saunier, Joanna Fuhrman, and Katherine A. Hogan. The book also includes witty illustrations by Don Riggs.