Writers on the Avenue

Iowa Poetry Association

Midwest Writing Center

Books about Poets and Poetry

Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture. By Dana Gioia, Graywolf Press, 2004

Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems. By John Felstiner, Yale University Press, 2009

Books about How to Write Poetry

The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. By Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, W.W. Norton & Company, 1997

The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach. Edited by Robin Behn & Chase Twichell, Harper Perennial,1992

Creating Poetry: How to begin a poem, use word combinations and new forms, apply the lessons from master poets to individual poems, choose and use images and words carefully, and much more. By John Drury, Writers Digest Books, 1991