Best Books on Writing Poetry

Many books on writing poetry exist, but these are some of the best, the ones that deserve going back to again and again.
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4.34 avg rating — 31,761 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 1,472 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 844 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 978 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 3,406 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 425 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,602 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 1,299 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 62 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 333 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 2,501 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 552 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 512 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 1,463 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 684 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 30 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 20,532 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 449 ratings
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4.69 avg rating — 13 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 582 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 73 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 233 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 161 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 96 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 152 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 47 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 12 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 75 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 97 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 60 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 1,831 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 257 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 56,419 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 430 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 161 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 52 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 188 ratings
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50 books · 85 voters · list created September 8th, 2012 by Scott Wiggerman (votes) .
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message 1: by Scott (last edited Sep 08, 2012 02:22PM) (new)

Scott Wiggerman I've just added this list of 21 books (so far) that I've found particularly useful for writing poetry. All are books that I've read and rated 4 or 5 stars. More to come. Love to hear your thoughts!


message 2: by Beth A. (new)

Beth A. A nice list but it does need more,as long as your adding it's okay!
Mind if I add a shameless promo for my poetry group?

Check it out,everything is open to just look at,so please only join if you plan on posting a couple times a month,thanks!

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message 3: by Diane (new)

Diane Lockward Scott wrote: "I've just added this list of 21 books (so far) that I've found particularly useful for writing poetry. All are books that I've read and rated 4 or 5 stars. More to come. Love to hear your thoughts!"

Great list. Thanks for adding The Crafty Poet to it.


message 4: by Brittany (new)

Brittany This list is great, thanks for sharing!


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