Praise for Annie Finch's The Ghost of Meter
"[Finch is] a perceptive and aurally literate reader . . . I would bet that a whole generation of critics will learn from Finch how to hear the poems they read."
--Timothy Morris, Style
A Poet's Craft is a comprehensive book on writing poetry from inspiration through publication. It includes chapters on the Muse, imagery, language and diction, revision, giving a poetry reading--and also perhaps the most thorough introduction to writing in meter, rhyme, and form available anywhere today. It also includes hundreds of classic and contemporary poems as well as numerous quotes on poetry. In short, A Poet's Craft is like an introduction to writing poetry, a history of poetry, a poetry anthology, a form handbook, and a poet's reflections on poetry all rolled into one.