Books & Articles

Kim Addonizio, Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, A Poet’s Companion

Meena Alexander, Poetics of Dislocation

Aristotle, Poetics

Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, On Poetic Imagination and Reverie

Ellen Bryant, The Art of Syntax

Sage Cohen, Writing the Life Poetic

Terry Eagleton, How to Read a Poem

Paul Fussell, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

Edward Hirsch, How To Read a Poem and Fall In Love With Poetry

Jane Hirshfield, Nine Gates

John Hollander, Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse

Richard Hugo, The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry

James Longenbach, The Art of the Poetic Line

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Steve Kowit, In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop

Frances Mayes, Discovering Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poetry

Mary Oliver, Rules For the Dance, The Poetry Handbook

Gregory Orr, Poetry As Survival

Robert Pinsky, The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics

William Stafford, Writing the Australian Crawl, The Answers Are Inside the Mountains, You Must Revise Your Life, Crossing Unmarked Snow

Lewis Turco, The Book of Forms


Annotated bibliography on creativity and healing poetics resources.

Aristotle Poetics: A Bibliography

The Poetics of Everyday Life

The Poetics Listserv