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Ordinary Genius by Kim Addonizio
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Feb 26, 2010

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bookshelves: nonfiction, poetry
Read from January 17 to February 26, 2010

Basically a big book of writing prompts. Totally useful if that's what you're looking for. I wished there'd been more nuanced discussion of the how of actually putting words and thoughts together (a la parts of The Poetry Home Repair Manual), but I did like the other poems she included as examples.

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Kim Addonizio
“Maybe you're one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don't read, your writing is going to suck.”
Kim Addonizio, Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within

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