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Writing your self | 05-Jan-10

Writing your self : transforming personal material / John Killick and Myra Schneider. -- London ; New York : Continuum, 2010. (Book) Guide

If one of your New Year resolutions is to spend more time on your writing you might be interested in a new addition to the Poetry Library's guides to writing poetry Writing your self : transforming personal material.  This book aims to be a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to explore personal experiences in their writing.  Chapter headings include 'Childhood and relationships with parents', 'Identity', 'Adult relationships', 'Abuse', 'Mental illness', 'Loss' and 'Spirituality', and as well as the authors John Killick and Myra Schneider describing how they have used personal material in their writing, poets including Linda Chase, Vicki Feaver, Katherine Gallagher, Grevel Lindop, Pascale Petit, Clare Shaw and Penelope Shuttle also contribute.

Other books on writing poetry recently acquired by the Poetry Library are:

Acquainted with the night : psychoanalysis and the poetic imagination / edited by Hamish Canham and Carole Satyamurti -- London ; New York : Karnac, c2003. (Book) Criticism

At the river's mouth : writing migrations / MARLATT, DAPHNE ; Tapping, Craig (introduction). -- Nanaimo, B.C. : Institute for Coastal Research, 2009. (Book) Poets on poetry

At the source / CLARKE, GILLIAN. -- Manchester : Carcanet, 2008. (Book) Adult collection

Poetry : reading it, writing it, publishing it / Jessie Lendennie. -- Cliffs of Moher, County Clare : Salmon Poetry, 2009. (Book) Guide

The winter sun : notes on a vocation / HOWE, FANNY. -- Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2009. (Book) Poets on poetry

Writing poetry : creative and critical approaches / DAVIDSON, CHAD ; Fraser, Gregory. -- Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. (Book) Guide

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