Poetry. Writing Reference. WINGBEATS II: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the original WINGBEATS, is an exciting collection from teaching poets—58 poets, 59 exercises. Whether you want a quick exercise to jump-start the words or multi-layered approaches that will take you deeper into poetry, WINGBEATS II is for you. The exercises include clear step-by-step instruction and numerous example poems, including work by Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Cleopatra Mathis, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Patricia Smith, William Carlos Williams, and others. You will find exercises for collaborative writing, for bending narrative into new poetic shapes, for experimenting with persona, for writing nonlinear poems. For those interested in traditional elements, WINGBEATS II includes exercises on the sonnet, as well as approaches to meter, line breaks, syllabics, and more. Like its predecessor, WINGBEATS II will be a standard in creative writing classes, a standard go-to in every poet's library.
Scott Wiggerman is the author of three books of poetry—Leaf and Beak: Sonnets (a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Helen C. Smith Memorial Award), Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships; and the co-editor of WINGBEATS: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY I & II, LIFTING THE SKY: SOUTHWESTERN HAIKU & HAIGA, BEARING THE MASK: SOUTHWESTERN PERSONA POEMS, and Earthsigns, the anthology of 2017's Haiku North America conference. Recent poems have appeared in Switched-on Gutenberg, Modern Haiku, Under the Bashō, Ocotillo Review, bosque, Chelsea Station, and Sin Fronteras. He is the Chair of the Albuquerque chapter of the New Mexico State Poetry Society. David Meischen has been honored by a Pushcart Prize for his autobiographical essay, "How to Shoot at Someone Who Outdrew You," available in Pushcart Prize XLII. Recipient of the 2017 Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story from the Texas Institute of Letters, Meischen has recent fiction, nonfiction, or poetry in Borderlands, bosque, The Gettysburg Review, Manzano Mountain Review, The Ocotillo Review, San Pedro River Review, Southern Poetry Review, Talking Writing, and elsewhere. Co-founder and Managing Editor of Dos Gatos Press, he lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his husband—also his co-publisher and co-editor—Scott Wiggerman.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA