extraordinary books on writing – part one

Dani Shapiro: Still Writing, The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write. You might read Still Writing as a memoir, I read it primarily as a book on the craft of writing. I don’t think I have ever before compared any…

the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

Today I’m reading The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. I like it a lot. I really haven’t read many books on writing, but (contrary to a lot of readers & writers) I enjoy much of what I read in this genre. “Every good poem…