Margaret Ryan

Extraordinary Poetry Writing

Extraordinary Poetry Writing is a Cliff Notes view of the poetry writing process íV concise, colorful, a quick way to get an overview of a broad subject.

Written as a supplementary text for middle and high school students, the first part of the book covers: Finding Subjects for Poems, Imagining Your Poem, Writing the First Draft, and The Spin Room íV where you learn how to kick your poem up a notch.

The second half includes mini-guides to writing some of the most commonly used poetic forms: Haiku, List Poems, Dramatic Monologues. Ballads and Sonnets.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
How-to filled with cool activities, innovative strategies, and multimedia approaches to help teens write poems.
A great oral presentation entertains, instructs, informs, amuses, and impresses. This book will help you prepare and give an extraordinary oral presentation.
Poetry
Poetry chapbook. Decorative cover, 26 pages.