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The Portable Poetry Workshop

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This "breakthrough" book clearly, comprehensively, and practically informs any student of poetry about the techniques of their craft using the workshop method.
Paperback, 354 pages
Published January 7th 2004 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published 2003)
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Carol Bachofner
Oct 28, 2007 Carol Bachofner rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all serious poets/students of poetry
Jack Myers' book is getting dogeared from its constant bumping around in my bag, briefcase, or suitcase. I take it with me everywhere except church (though it probably went to church a few times just because it was already in a large purse headed out with me for a later writing session). Whenever I am writing and want to get to the revision process, I take it out and do a reveiw of what Jack says about some particular aspect of writing I might be dealing with at the moment.

Jack was one of my MF
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Shaindel
Sep 27, 2007 Shaindel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: poets/teachers of poetry/creative writing
I use this book as a required text in my intro to poetry writing class in addition to Addonizzio and Laux's _Poet's Companion_. This is a great book for helping students (especially beginning writers) think outside the box and generate new poems.
Lisa
Oct 17, 2007 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: poets
This is another great book that is essential to any poet. Chapters are filled with tips, guidelines, poems and so much more.

This book has become my bible for my writing. I keep it with me at all times and refer to it on several occasions for help.
Ruth
Sep 26, 2007 Ruth rated it it was ok
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After the first chapter, my eyes glazed.

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I'm in this book! One of the best books about poetry ever.
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I read this for a course and got a good many poetry exercises out of it. May as well give it a go!
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Jack Elliott Myers was an American poet and educator. He was Texas Poet Laureate in 2003, and served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University in Dallas for more than 30 years. He was director of creative writing at SMU from 2001 through 2009. Myers co-founded The Writer's Garret, a nonprofit literary center in Dallas, with his wife, Thea Temple. He published numerous books of and about poet ...more
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