THE POET'S WORKSHOP AND BEYOND by Terrie Leigh Relf
Terrie Leigh Relf, M.A., distills years of teaching and writing experience into a coherent yet entertainingly off-beat presentation of how to compose speculative poetry, what to do with it once you have composed it, and how to keep it from decomposing. Each section, from "Ordering Chaos" [with a side of Catastrophe, please, and hold the olives] to "The Kung Fu of Writing," from "Plotting with
Playdough" to Unzipping a Rengay, is high on specifics and often includes anecdotal encouragement and examples that drive home the precise point she is making. This handbook contains everything you ever wanted to know about composing poetry, but were afraid to ask.