Ian Humphreys Ed. – Why I Write Poetry: Essays on Becoming a Poet, Keeping Going and Advice for the Writing Life



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What motivates poets in the 21st century? How do they find their voice? What themes and subject matters inspire them? How do they cope with set-backs and deal with success? What keeps them writing? Why I Write Poetry is a dazzling display of honesty, intelligence and wit from twenty-four contemporary poets, and includes practical writing exercises and prompts alongside in-depth thematic explorations and approaches to the art of poetry. Each essay offers their personal take on what inspires and spurs them on. The book shines a light on a wide range of backgrounds, styles and interests. New voices sit alongside established poets with many collections under their belts. Within these pages, you’ll find encouragement, wisdom, advice and writing tips. Read on, learn and enjoy. Including essays by: Romalyn Ante, Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Khairani Barokka, Leo Boix, Vahni Capildeo, Mary Jean Chan, Jo Clement, Sarah Corbett, Rosie Garland, Andrew McMillan, Kim Moore, Pascale Petit, Daniel Sluman, Jean Sprackland, Jennifer Wong and more.

Price £14.99

ISBN: 9781913437299

Date: 25th November 2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 240 pp


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