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Author Smallwood, Carol, 1939-

Title Women on poetry : writing, revising, publishing and teaching
Published Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Part I: Our writing life--A Collective Voice -- The resurgence of women's Poetry Since the 1970s -- The fine art of revision -- How to write in multiple genres successfully -- In praise of the Chapbook -- Making time for writing poetry -- Mirrors and muses -- Women writers on the move -- The physics of poetry -- Poetry at the swimming pool and other unconventional places -- Poets, role models, and finding our voices -- Tapping inspiration -- To go or not to go -- Women writing for (a) change -- Writing taboo -- Part II: We who pass it on--tips on teaching -- Ellen Bass's Top 14 teaching tips -- A few tips on effective line breaks -- Fishing lines, dream hieroglyphics -- The constituent element approach -- Give 'em the beat -- "Hot stuff" -- It sounds good to my ears -- Just like West Side Story -- Making your creative writing class international in scope -- So, you want to present at conferences and workshops -- Teaching with a vision -- Part III: The next step--publishing our poetry -- Bardic bytes -- Blogging for poets -- Braced for the large, fat envelopes -- Build Your platform -- Creating a community life with poetry -- Creating and distributing video poetry -- Being a poet -- From excellent to virtuoso -- How--and why--to write book reviews --How to promote Your poetry in your free time (while working 40 hours, teaching at night, and restoring a century-old house) -- The importance of self-promotion and blogging -- Online presence --. The publisher-poet -- Publishing regardless of how impossible it is -- Revising your poetry manuscript for theme -- Sending your words into the world via an echapbook -- Show me the money -- The woman poet as entrepreneur -- Writing, publishing--but what about presenting? -- Part IV: Just for us--essential wisdom -- Competition and friends -- Unique issues women poets must overcome
Summary In these 59 essays, published female poets share a wealth of practical advice and inspiration. Aimed at students and aspiring and experienced poets alike, the essays address such topics as the women's collective writing experience, tips on teaching in numerous contexts, the publishing process, and essential wisdom to aid the poet in her chosen vocation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American poetry -- Women authors.
Poetry -- Authorship -- Vocational guidance.
Poetry -- Authorship.
Women poets, American -- Psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Brackett-Vincent, Cynthia.
Harris, Colleen S., 1979-
ISBN 0786488719 (electronic bk.)
9780786488711 (electronic bk.)