The Crafty Poet series is a favorite resource, and I'm doubly excited about the two books since my work is included in both. The second in the series, The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop, has just been released by Terrapin Books, and I'm happy to report that it lives up to the first: helpful craft tips, prompts with exemplary poems, the "Poet on the Poem" features, and more. Diane Lockward is a gifted editor with a teacher's eye—in this case, for tips, poems, and experiential advice that can help poets become better at what they do.
Here are the accomplished poets and poet-teachers whose company I'm honored to be among—with their poems, insights, and writing strategies:
Kelli Russell Agodon, Dick Allen, Nin Andrews, David Barber, Judith Barrington, Ellen Bass, Mary Bindiger, George Pilgere. Chana Bloch, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, David Bottoms, Fleda Brown, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Lauren Camp, Martha Collins, Mary Cornish, Oliver de la Paz, Carl Dennis, Toi Derricotte, Natalie Diaz, Camille Dungy, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Alice B. Fogel, Alice Friman, Karin Gottshall, Tami Haaland, Barbara Hamby, Ava Level Haymon, Tom Hennen, David Hernandez, Tony Hoagland, Karla Huston, Laura Kasischke, Meg Kearney, David Kirby, Lance Larsen, Sydney Lea, Ada Limon, Timothy Liu, Diane Lockward, Alessandra Lynch, Davis McCombs, Deborah Miranda, D. Nurkse, Priscilla Orr, Paisley Rekdal, Susan Rich, Alberto Rios, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Sheryl St. Germaine, Martha Silano, Ron Smith, A. E. Stringer, KC Trommer, William Trowbridge, Lee Upton, Sidney Wade, Charles Harper Webb, Hilde Weisert, Marjory Wentworth, Terence Winch, Robert Wrigley, Dean Young, Michael T. Young
Plus, the book includes a host of sample poems by these talented poets:
Gloria Amescua, Bob Bradshaw, Constance Brewer, Betsey Cullen, Jessica de Koninck, Gail Fishman Gerwin, Deborah Gerrish, Patricia L. Goodman, Jeanie Greensfelder, Susan Gundlach, Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Tracy Hart, Penny Harter, Karen Paul Holmes, Akua Lezli Hope, Jenny Hubbard, Jen Karetnick, Tina Kelley, Adele Kenny, Kim Klugh, Denise Low, Kathy Macdonald, Charlotte Mandel, Joan Mazza, Jane Miller, Maren Mitchell, Camille Norvaisas, Ellie O'Leary, Judith Quaempts, Wanda Praisner, Anjela Villarreal Ratliff, Kim Roberts, Jennifer Saunders, Paula Schulz, Martha Silano, Linda Simone, Jay Sizemore, Kate Sontag, Carole Stone, Marilyn L. Taylor, Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Pramila Ventkateswaren, Angela Vogel, Jeanne Wagner, Jane West, Scott Wiggerman, Lori Wilson