Poetry 101

From Shakespeare and Rupi Kaur to Iambic Pentameter and Blank Verse, Everything You Need to Know about Poetry

Poetry 101

(Part of Adams 101)
Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series.

Poetry never goes out of style. An ancient writing form found in civilizations across the world, poetry continues to inform the way we write now, whether we realize it or not—especially in social media—with its focus on brevity and creating the greatest possible impact with the fewest words. Poetry 101 is your companion to the wonderful world of meter and rhyme, and walks you through the basics of poetry. From Shakespeare and Chaucer, to Maya Angelou and Rupi Kaur, you’ll explore the different styles and methods of writing, famous poets, and poetry movements and concepts—and even find inspiration for creating poems of your own.

Whether you are looking to better understand the poems you read, or you want to tap into your creative side to write your own, Poetry 101 gives you everything you need!
  • Adams Media | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781507208397 | 
  • September 2018
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Susan Dalzell
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Susan Dalzell

Susan Dalzell is a freelance author who has been writing professionally for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Travel Guide, as well as educational publications such as CASE’s Currents magazine and Ohio University’s research magazine, and many local newspapers and publications. She’s lived in England, Japan, and now DC, following her husband as he serves in the US Air Force: she’s currently working on a travel memoir exploring these experiences. Find her online at SusanDalzell.com or @SusanDalzell.

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