"During her long life, NELLIE HUNT COLLINGS (1883-1961) kept copious journals detailing life on a small Idaho farm. Interspersed with those entries were bits of poetry, most relating to the things that were central to her--family and community. She celebrated the small things in verses that spoke from her heart to the hearts of those she loved. At times, she notes, during the harsh winters, she might... [click here for more]
Polished over 20 years of use at the university level, this book combines Professor Collings's lucid instruction with practical exercises to introduce beginners to poetry, and to encourage more practiced poets to expand their horizons.
Twenty poetic exercises that will strengthen and hone your craft!
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, ePub and Mobi (Kindle) version of... [click here for more]
Paint Masterful Descriptions on the Page!
Writing strong descriptions is an art form, one that you need to carefully develop and practice. The words you choose to describe your characters, scenes, settings, and ideas--in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction--need to precisely illustrate the vision you want to convey. Word Painting Revised Edition shows you how to color your canvas with descriptions... [click here for more]