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Creative Writing by Casey Clabough

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CHAPTER18

The Seamless Book of Poetry

In This Chapter

  • Commonalities in poetry
  • Shared images and metaphors
  • Identifying density and intensity
  • Similarities in prosody, rhythm, and rhyme

To start this chapter, let’s assume you’ve written a number of poems, sent them out to poetry journals, read them in public, and even had some of them published. Now it’s time to assemble those poems a book manuscript—along with some new ones you might feel necessary to complete your collection—you can submit to publishers or publication contests.

Because most of your poems are already written, you might think you just need to patch them together to form your book ...

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