The Art of Writing Poetry
This series takes a look at the process of writing poetry, techniques that poets use, ways to get started, tips and tricks, and anything else associated with the writing life.
- Miles To Go Before I Sleep
by Jough Dempsey - 13 February 2002
An informal introduction to The Art of Writing Poetry series.
- What The Hell Is Poetry?
by Jough Dempsey - 21 February 2002
New to poetry? This article gives a very brief and utterly incomplete introduction to what it is that makes something a poem.
- How Hard Could It Be?
by Jough Dempsey - 24 March 2002
Part One: An examination of the process of writing poetry, some words of warning, and ideas about how to get started.
- Not With A Bang, But A Whimper
by Jough Dempsey - 14 April 2002
Part Two: Some things to keep in mind while writing a poem, practical tips, the "shape" of a poem,
- Not As I Do
by Jough Dempsey - 30 June 2002
Part Three: Some quick "do's" and "don'ts," avoiding cliché, and how to keep your poems effective without being cheesy.
- Voices In My Head
by Jough Dempsey - March 2003
Part Four: "The Internal Censor," more tips and tricks, and some questions to ask yourself as you write and revise.