Originally ephemeral pamphlets sold by traveling peddlers, or "chap-men," chapbooks have enjoyed a long and illustrious history, surviving in print form from the sixteenth century until today--in fact, much contemporary poetry has first appeared in small-press chapbooks, most frequently folded sheets stapled in the crease. BlueRose compiles ten chapbooks by Michael R. Collings, with publication... [click here for more]
"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]