Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Including Odd and Invented Forms” as Want to Read:
The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Including Odd and Invented Forms
For decades Lewis Turco’s The Book of Forms has been standard in the libraries of writers, teachers, scholars, and others who care about the craft of poetry. Now Turco has expanded and updated “the poet’s bible” once again, this time incorporating a collection of “odd and invented forms,” which adds many interesting ancient and modern prosodies and forms with new examples ...more
Paperback, 2012 imprint of the revised and expanded edition of 2011, 456 pages
Published December 13th 2012 by Dartmouth College Press
(first published January 1st 1968)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Start your review of The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Including Odd and Invented Forms
As a poet and teacher of reading and writing poetry, whenever I read The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Including Odd and Invented Forms, Revised and Expanded Edition, I become better at my own reading, writing and teaching. Anyone who cares about poetry should make a habit of reading this book over and over.
Delicious for any poetry geek. Great for a workout if you haven't been writing much lately; attempting form is always a good exercise to get you back in shape, and Turco's selection is broad enough that even the most skeptical free verse devotee will find something to spark her interest. ...more
Discover lots of new and upcoming nonfiction reads this spring with our author interviews, articles, and book lists! Interviews with...
4 likes · 2 comments