The Portable Poetry Workshop by Nigel McloughlinThe Portable Poetry Workshop by Nigel Mcloughlin

The Portable Poetry Workshop

byNigel Mcloughlin

Paperback | November 23, 2016

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This book explores the art of writing poetry from a practice-based perspective. Split into three sections, it covers poetic form, tropes, structural devices and approaches poets have developed and used in their work. Each chapter unpacks a particular concept or form, then demonstrates how this works through examples and creative exercises.

Nigel McLoughlin is a published poet and his collections include Songs for No Voices (2004) and Blood (2005). He is Professor of Creativity and Poetics at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Lancaster, UK.
Title:The Portable Poetry WorkshopFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:November 23, 2016Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230522300

ISBN - 13:9780230522305

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Table of Contents

Introduction SECTION I: FORM AND STRUCTURE 1. Varieties of The Sonnet; Nigel McLoughlin 2. Terza Rima; Martin Figura 3. The Villanelle; Siobhan Campbell 4. The Ballad; Paul Hardwick 5. Sestinas; Barbara Smith 6. The Ode; Tony Williams 7. Modern Syllabics; Claire Crowther 8. Blank Verse; Ros Barber 9. Vers Libre/Free Verse; Todd Swift 10. The Prose Poem; Carrie Etter 11. Taking Form: Experimental and Avant Garde Forms; Robert Sheppard 12. Spatial Form; Mario Petrucci SECTION II: TROPE AND DEVICE 13. Prosody; J. T. Welsch 14. Rhyme; Angela Topping 15. Simile; Andrea Holland 16. Metaphor; Nigel McLoughlin 17. How to Make a Woman Disappear: Extended Metaphor in ''Waiting for Bluebeard''; Helen Ivory 18. Irony is for Losers; Kevin Higgins 19. Dramatic Monologue; Barbara Smith 20. Humour in Poetry; Todd Swift 21. Imagery; Ashley Lister 22. Persona; Angela France 23. Voice; Andrea Holland 24. The Singing Within; Ann Drysdale SECTION III: POETICS AND PRACTICE 25. Gerard Manley Hopkins: Sprung Rhythm, Inscape & Instress; Nigel McLoughlin 26. Towards a Reading of ''The Mountain'' by Robert Frost; Siobhan Campbell 27. Amy Lowell: Common Sense Readings; Ashley Lister 28. Eliot and Pound: The Better Makers; Todd Swift 29. The Meaning of Meaning: William Empson; Claire Crowther 30. Gertrude Stein: Poetry & Grammar; J. T. Welsch 31. Charles Olson''s Projective Verse: The Breath and the Line; Kate North 32. Frank O''Hara: Personism; Barbara Smith 33. William Carlos Williams: Music and Machines; Susan Millar DuMars 34. Maurice Scully and the Avant Garde; Paul Perry 35. When is a Riddle not a Riddle?; Helen Ivory 36. Muriel Rukeyser: The Social Role of Poetry; Claire Crowther