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Writing the Life Poetic

An Invitation to Read & Write Poetry

Sage Cohen


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Writing Poetry for Everyday Life

"Poetry is just the evidence of life," says Leonard Cohen. "If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."

You don't need an advanced degree to reap the rewards of a rich poetic lifewriting poetry is within the reach of everyone. Poet Sage Cohen invites you to slow down to the rhythms of your creative process and savor poetry by:

  • Offering explorations of the poetic life and craft
  • Inspiring a feeling of play instead of laborious study
  • Weaving together lessons in content, form, and process to provide a fun and engaging experience
  • Inviting you to add poetry to your creative repertoire

Writing the Life Poetic is the inspirational companion you've been looking for to help you build confidence in your poetic voice. It takes poetry from its academic pedestal and puts it back into the hands of the people.

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Writer's Digest Books, 9781582975573, 262pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2009

About the Author

Sage Cohen is the author of the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. Her poems and essays have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Sunday Oregonian, Poetry Flash, Oregon Literary Review, VoiceCatcher, and Greater Good. In 2008 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2006 she won first prize in the Ghost Road Press poetry contest. Sage teaches poetry e-courses and writes a monthly column about the life poetic for Writers on the Rise, where she also serves as managing editor. A speaker at writing conferences, festivals, bookstores and libraries, she hosts the Barnes & Noble Reading Series in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about Sage, visit