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Seeing the Blue Between

Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets

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As an inspiration to new poets everywhere, acclaimed anthologist Paul B. Janeczko gathers letters of advice and sample poems from thirty-two poets renowned around the world.

How do you write poetry? It’s a question with as many answers as there are poets. Now, in this unprecedented volume, thirty-two internationally renowned poets provide words of wisdom and inspiring examples of their own work for new poets everywhere.

Compiled by anthologist extraordinaire Paul B. Janeczko, a brilliant poet in his own right, this outstanding resource offers a fascinating spectrum of advice from those who know best - ranging from "break a few rules" to "read Shakespeare’s sonnets in the bathroom" to "revise each poem at least thirty-two times." Not surprisingly, the most frequently made suggestion from these seasoned poets is simply to "read, read, read!" This rich volume - an ideal resource for classroom teachers and a beautiful gift for budding writers of all ages - offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.


"Do you want
to write a poem?

Forget it...
you have
rewritten it." - Lee Bennett Hopkins

"How to begin? How to get better? If you love poetry, that's a good start. If you have a favorite poet, maybe you could memorize a few poems by him/her, so you can carry them around whenever you need or want them. Certain poems - like favorite trees, or views or memories - become old friends over time." - Liz Rosenberg

"Nothing succeeds like failure. Revel in it. You may take a measure of pride if you can say, 'I failed three times today, and that was before lunch.'" - J. Patrick Lewis

"Most of all, I want a poem to say what I really felt or saw or heard - that is, to be true." - Lilian Moore

SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN edited by Paul B. Janeczko. This collection copyright (c) 2002 by Paul B. Janeczko. Letters copyright (c) 2002 by individual authors. Poems copyright (c) year of publication as indicated in Acknowledgments. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

  • Seeing the Blue Between by Paul B. Janeczko
  • April 01, 2002
  • Juvenile Nonfiction - Poetry
  • Candlewick
  • $18.99
  • 9780763608811

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