Reluctant poetry readers often feel intimidated with talk of poetics. All that talk about extended metaphors, trochees, and enjambed feminine endings can get confusing. So why bother?
Alice B. Fogel, herself a widely published poet, has written one of the best primers to poetry in recent years. While I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect book, I will say that Fogel goes out of her way to make poetry less intimidating to those who do not understand the ins and outs of the poetic muse. Sans the technical language, her book Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader should ease your worries about not “getting it”.
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