Master Poetry Forms is for those who want to reach their full potential as poets and deepen their love of poetry.
We made it for you...
- when you're frustrated that you can’t find the most powerful way to say something.
- when free verse feels like the only option to express yourself.
- when you get lost in reference books that aren’t helping you understand what you really need to know.
"It's a very useful and comprehensive piece of work."
- Pádraig Ó Tuama, Poetry Unbound
Master Poetry Forms is a beautiful new way to see, understand, and use the forms.
- Stop feeling lost and confused
- Get readable and reliable information you need to create your best poems
- Find full and beautiful expression of your unique voice
Master Poetry Forms is deceptively magisterial, a massive achievement clothed in play that deserves a place alongside the best-known tomes on the subject.
It offers chops that any veteran poet wants, succor that every quaking novice needs, and ease-of-entry every teacher of poetry has longed for.
Whenever the book gets a little boring there’s a little funny thing that keeps you learning. It’s hard to get bored unless you have no sense of humor – in which case, you should read some other book!
Sneaky-audacious. This book is so warm and inviting as an introduction and so clearly organized as a reference
that I fear people may miss its deeper accomplishment: While it reads like a travel guide for poets, it's also something of a Grand Unified Theory for
poetry forms. I have never seen anything like it. The book is not only beautiful, it's sneaky. And audacious.
“The map is incredible! I am a
very visual learner. I am a sculptor, so seeing with my eyes is super-important. It’s super-helpful in how it helps me dial in on information I am looking for. But even if I wasn’t interested in poetry, the map itself is so beautiful I want to put them in all of our units.”
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We know what it feels like to have something to say and not know how. It takes the right tools to get it out.
That’s why the co-founders of Master Poetry Forms, an award-winning writer and scholar and a cutting-edge poet and coach put a combined 33 years into creating tools that are readable, reliable, and beautiful. Whether you are a novice or a Nobel laureate, you can use and enjoy the resources we created for a lifetime.
Stop feeling frustrated, lost, and confused. Bring more beauty into the world.
- Buy your set of tools.
- Find your form.
- Write your poem.