|New books on writing poetry. Highlights of Poetry. Index of poetry. How to Write Poetry. Books read.|
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
The Beowulf Poet.
Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Corey Marks.
Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka). Jorie Graham. Joseph (Joe) Stroud. Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Louise Glück. Len Anderson. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A).
Richard Hugo. Robert Bly. Sara Teasdale. Shiki (haiku). Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
On the Water Meridian Praise by Joseph Stroud About Barbara Bloom Blog entry.
On the Water Meridian from Hummingbird Press:
See other Hummingbird Press poets:
Book Praised by Joseph (Joe) Stroud, author of Below Cold Mountain
"For over thirty years Barbara Bloom has been quietly attending to the careful, solitary work of a dedicated writer, and through those years she has garnered a reputation as one of Santa Cruz's finest lyric poets. Her first full length book, On the Water Meridian, gathers the best of her poems, and what a pleasure it is to have them, and to turn to them, during these troubling times. Barbara Bloom's poems are a clear window into a world of wonder, of a childhood lived in the wilds of British Columbia, of a commitment to family and friendship, and an abiding reverence for the natural world. Here are poems of a life lived with loving attention, poems that praise and celebrate our incandescent moment in this world. Beneath the lyrical surface of her poems, there is a courage and tenacity of spirit that is prepared to 'go through the fire' to save what she loves. Her work has earned a quietness at the center, where she can say,
of all cruelty.
What is sent forth as love
returns as love.
Reach out your hand
in good faith.
Her poems enact that love, they reach out to us, they give us faith, they help us to cherish this life."
Joseph (Joe) Stroud, author of Country of Light, Below Cold Mountain, Signatures, and In the Sleep of Rivers.
Alphabetic list of poetry forms and related topics. Poetry Index. How to Write Poetry.
New books on writing poetry. Books of Poetry Form.
© 2007-2013 by J. Zimmerman,
except for work quoted from other writers.
[Thanks for visiting.]