Handbook of Poetic Forms

Handbook of Poetic Forms


Edited by Ron Padgett
revised second edition 256 pp.

Grades: all ages
$19.95 paperback

The second edition of this best-selling handbook includes 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms, an updated bibliography, and a resource list of current audio and videocassettes. The Handbook succinctly defines the forms, summarizes their histories, quotes good examples (ancient and modern), and offers professional tricks of the trade on how to use each form. “This colorful, graphically pleasing, and entertaining reference work is what can happen when those who actually practice and preach poetry present their knowledge.”—Teaching English in the Two-Year College

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                                         ISBN 0-915924-60-9