Writers' Block is a malady of the past.

  
The Crafty Poet
A Portable Workshop
  

by Diane Lockward
  


Among the schools adopting
The Crafty Poet as a textbook are:

     

Bellevue College, WA    
Kean University, NJ
Lake Superior State University, MI
Lone Star College System, TX
Montana State University Billings
Seattle University, WA
Sussex County Community College, NJ
Valparaiso University, IN
Washington & Lee University, VA

The Crafty Poet may be obtained from your local bookstore or from on-line vendors such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
   

Best Book on Writing Poetry
Ranked #1 by Good Reads

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Diane's poems have been featured on The Writers Almanac

The Crafty Poet
 ISBN  978-1-936138-62-3
 263 pages.  $20.00

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A bestselling collection of poems, writing prompts, craft
tips, and interviews for aspiring and practicing poets.

Contributors include some of our nation's finest poets
Kim Addonizio
JoAnn Balingit
Ellen Bass
Jan Beatty
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Robert Bense
Pam Bernard
Michelle Bitting
Deborah Bogen
Kathryn Stripling Byer
Edward Byrne
Kelly Cherry
Philip F. Deaver
Bruce Dethlefsen
Caitlin Doyle
Patricia Fargnoli
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Amy Gerstler
Karin Gottshall
Jennifer Gresham
Bruce Guernsey
Marilyn Hacker
Jeffrey Harrison
Lola Haskins
Jane Hirshfield
Gray Jacobik
Rod Jellema
Richard Jones
Julie Kane
Adele Kenny
Dorianne Laux
Sydney Lea
Hailey Leithauser
Jeffrey Levine
Diane Lockward
Denise Low
Jennifer Maier
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Jeffrey McDaniel
Wesley McNair
Susan Laughter Meyers
Bronwen Butter Newcott
Alicia Ostriker
Linda Pastan
Stanley Plumly
Vern Rutsala
Martha Silano
Marilyn L. Taylor
Matthew Thorburn
Lee Upton
Nance Van Winckel
Ingrid Wendt
Nancy White
Cecilia Woloch
Baron Wormser
Suzanne Zweizig
These fifty-six poets contributed twenty-seven Craft Tips, ten Poet on the Poem Q&As, and twenty-seven model poems that accompany the prompts.
Contributors of sample poems
inspired by the prompts in this book
Joel Allegretti
Linda Benninghoff
Broeck Blumberg 
Rose Mary Boehm
Bob Bradshaw
Kelly Cressio-Moeller
Rachel Dacus 
Ann DeVenezia
Liz Dolan 
Kristina England
Laura Freedgood 
Gail Gerwin
Erica Goss
Jeanie Greensfelder
Constance Hanstedt 
Penny Harter
John Hutchinson
Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll
Tina Kelley
Claire Keyes
Laurie Kolp
Antoinette Libro
Charlotte Mandel 
Joan Mazza
Janet McCann 
Nancy Bailey Miller
Thomas Moudry
Drew Myron 
Shawnte Orion 
Donna Pflueger
Wanda Praisner
Susanna Rich
Ken Ronkowitz 
Basil Rouskas
Nancy Scott
Martha Silano
Linda Simone
Melissa Studdard
Lisken Van Pelt Dus
Jeanne Wagner 
Ingrid Wendt
Scott Wiggerman 
Bill Wunder
Michael T. Young 
Sandy Zulauf

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