On My Night Stand | A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry by Gregory Orr

Every now and then I like to indulge in a good craft book. I am a fan of Gregory Orr’s poetry and saw this book advertised in the latest issue of The Writer’s Chronicle.

It’s targeted toward young poets—a population I do not belong to—but I do find the exercises useful. Here’s one I particularly like: create your own compendium (Orr calls it a bible) of your favorite poems to inspire you.

What’s on your night stand this week?

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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3 Responses to On My Night Stand | A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry by Gregory Orr

  1. I always like to read writing craft books for kids and find good things in most of them. Right now I am (at long last) reading Brown Girl Dreaming. It’s lovely.

  2. I’m mostly a reader of poetry, but this sounds like a book I’d enjoy and might be able to use with my high school students. Thanks, Barbara!

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