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The Practice of Poetry - Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach - cover

The Practice of Poetry - Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach

Robin Behn

Publisher: William Morrow

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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

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