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Subject: Poetry writing books
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 10:51 PM ET
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Any suggestions for books that inspire you to write poetry or teach about the different forms.  I am waitlisted for Mary Oliver's Rules of the Dance.  Or just poetry anthologies you really enjoyed.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 11:10 PM ET
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I found Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg to be really inspiring. One caveat: she is a practicing Buddhist and she talks about it a lot, so if that's not your thing, it may not be the book for you. But - I'm not a Buddhist and still loved it!