Poets & Writers

Writing Prompts and Exercises

Suggested Reading: A Primer for Poets & Readers of Poetry (W. W. Norton, February 2018) by Gregory Orr

The author of a dozen books of poetry as well as three books about poetry, including (University of Georgia Press, 2002), Orr delivers an innovative and accessible guide based on the notion of turning “worlds into words,” using close readings of

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