Writing Poems By Robert Wallace and Michelle Boisseau

Originally posted on Fox Chase Review:

writing poemsPublisher: Longman; 8 edition (July 16, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0205176054
ISBN-13: 978-0205176052
 
Review by: Stephen Page
 
The first three chapters of Writing Poems are review for any writer who has taken a writing workshop at university and/or published anything other than a blog entry or a vanity book, yet the review is sweeet.  I believe it is imperative for all writers to reread the basics every decade or so, especially if that decade comes after years away from academia and teaching.  It’s not clear which parts of the book are Wallace and which parts are Boisseau, but the colaboration results well.  I like their ideas and theories, and their explanations are clear and concise.   I recommend this book to all writers and teachers alike.
 
On other reading this month, I read chapters three through six of Writing Poems.  I found the authors’ opinion of prose…

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