Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

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Maybe you’ve heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it’s true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak.

I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We’re not going to smash poems up into the tiniest pieces. This book is about writing poetry, not analyzing it. I want this book to help you have more wonderful. moments in the poetry you write. I want you to feel the power of poetry. it’s my hope that through this book you will discover lots of ways to make your poems shine, sing, soar…

— Ralph Fletcher

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5 Responses to Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

  1. Book in hand at all times

    I really enjoyed the details in this book about from where poetry stems. I loved the idea of just watching the wolrd around you and seeing if a poem somes to you. It does! My only concern is the book uses language that would be too difficult for the average 5th-6th grader to understand. I like that poems from kids are included, but this book seems more appropriate for a teacher to reach and intergrate into his/her curriculum.
    Rating: 4 / 5
    Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

  2. Rose Hill

    Hi, I really enjoyed reading Ralph Fletcher’s book “Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the inside out.” He gives lots of good examples. He has interviews with two other poets in the book for ideas on poetry. He makes poetry interesting and fun to learn! I also enjoyed his poetry!
    Rating: 5 / 5
    Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

  3. Kathy Peterson

    As usual, Ralph Fletcher makes you itch to put pencil to paper and write, write, write.
    Rating: 5 / 5
    Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

  4. Tonna00

    I bought this for my 9 yr old daughter who loves writing poetry…Weird I know, but she has seemed to enjoy reading this to get ideas and proper forms…
    Rating: 4 / 5
    Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

  5. JOAO GUIMARAES

    Here’s what I didn’t like: the personal approach to poetry writting, using as examples personal anecdotes at the beginning of some chapters; the use of bad poems written by students instead of poems written by great poets; the superficial approach to poetry writting.

    This is a book suitable for the very beginners. It wont satisfy poetry readers as well as poets.

    Sorry… that’s what I think!
    Rating: 1 / 5
    Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

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