Poet's Notebook

Poet's Notebook

Inspiration, Techniques, and Advice on Crafts

By David Stanford Burr; Matthew Teacher

Running Press Book Publishers, Paperback, 9780762408245, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 2000

Following the tremendous success of our Musician's Notebook, this parchment notebook is a worthy companion for poets and wordsmiths of all ages. Part blank journal, part helpful workbook and reference, its pages are highlighted with insights from famous poets, an exercise to summon the muse, and definitions of classic poetic techniques. The content is first-rate, and the format is wonderfully inspiring. This ingenious and useful writing tool also includes a six-page appendix with rules of form, meter, and rhythm to help readers compose their own sonnets, haiku, and other poems.

About the Author
David Stanford Burr is the anthology editor of seven titles--including The Love Poems of Lord Byron: A Romantic's Passion; The Love Poems of John Keats: In Praise of Beauty; Love Poems; and Christmas Poems--and the author of The Poet's Notebook: Inspiration, Techniques, and Advice on Craft. He is a published poet, and his poems have appeared in Poetry, Barrow Street, The Kean Review, the Paterson Literary Review, and in other journals and anthologies. He is a managing editor at St. Martin's Press/Macmillan and a professor in the writing department of New York University's School of Professional Studies. David lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and their daughter.

Matt Teacher is the author of fourteen books and journals, including The Musician's Notebook, which has sold over 250,000 copies. He has also written several cocktail and spirits books, including The Spirit of Gin and The Little Pink Book of Cocktails (both by Cider Mill Press). He lives in Philadelphia, PA.