Sunday, May 6, 2012
Writing the Life Poetic by Sage Cohen
Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read & Write Poetry examines poetry's role in life. Cohen discusses how we use poetry to define life and life to define poetry. She makes poetry accessible to everyone no matter what their background. Topics cover a wide gambit including finding inspiration to write poetry, submitting one's work, and how to read poetry without feeling intimidated. Most chapters contain exercises to help aspiring poets find their voices and create poems. Writing the Life Poetic manages to educate the reader about poetry while remaining interesting and fun. Cohen's writing is engaging and inspiring for anyone who's interested in poetry.
T. L. Cooper grew up on a farm in Tollesboro, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University. Her poems, short stories, articles, and essays have appeared online, in books, and in magazines. Her published work includes a novel, All She Ever Wanted, five books of poetry, and a book of short stories. When not writing, she enjoys yoga, golf, creating plant-based recipes, and traveling. Currently, she resides in Albany, Oregon.