书名:Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry
译名:抓住你的呼吸:写作感人的诗句
作者:Laura Purdie Salas
出版社:Capstone Press Inc
出版年:2016
页数:64
装祯:精装,全彩
书号:ISBN 9871491459904
丛书:Writer’s Notebook(4册,其他为Steal the Scene: Writing Amazing Drama, Telling Tales: Writing Captivating Short Stories, The Whole Truth: Writing Fearless Nonfiction)
Amazon 分类关键词: Children’s Books, Education & Reference, Early Learning, Reading & Writing ,  Composition & Creative Writing, Poetry

 

If you want a definition, poetry is words broken into lines instread of paragraphs. But as a writer, you know poetry is much more than that. Poets create striking images that plant themseves in a reader’s brain. They combine words in surprising, unexpected ways. Poets can show readers something new-or something old, but in a new way. Good poetry makes reader’s minds blossom!

——Laura Purdie Salas

 

这是一本写给青少年读者的诗歌创作入门书,也适合其他年龄段创作者阅读。旨在帮助读者 Learn how to write poetry like a professional-from the professionals, and read about how published poets got their starts.

该书用平实的文字、诗例,简要介绍了诗歌创作基本要点和初级技巧。以青少年为对象,重在启迪,激发兴趣。特点稍加整理如下,或有借鉴价值:

1、叙述语言平易亲切,以第二人称娓娓道来。多采用生动比喻辅助说明,如:“写一首诗就像种一棵植物,开始于一粒创意的种子,你通过写出第一版草稿来种下它。然后你满足它成长的需要以培育它,对一首诗而言,这就是时间和修改。”其间援引话语、举例诗作时,以 Author Profile 的形式顺带介绍几位女诗人,只配合知识说明,不在背景方面多做介绍。

2、专业知识介绍蜻蜓点水,不追求系统,不需要定义,每个章节的信息量都很节制(追求内容的少而精,以便理解和记忆)。

3、选择短小、简单、有趣、易学的几种诗歌体裁予以介绍,如 Found Poem(从报纸、杂志文章挑选词和短语,游戏一样的创意写作)、Haiku(三行英文俳句)、Acrostic(藏头字母诗)、Cinquain等。

4、给予读者正面鼓励,如鼓励与别人分享诗歌时:“分享一首诗,如同将你的心切下一块并投放在大屏幕上。这样做吓人吗?但有时你分享的是重要事情,且它们只来自于你的创作,那么这样做,能让你强大起来。”此外,知识点介绍之后,作者尾以 You Turn,积极鼓励引导读者动起手来,尝试创作。

作者
Laura Purdie Salas (laursalas.com),美国儿童及青少年读物作家、诗人,创作出版诗集及青少年图书逾百本,并多次获奖。出版的诗歌教育书籍有:


• Write Your Own Poetry (2008) –
Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

• Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing (2011)-
International Reading Association Teachers′ Choices List; TriState Young Adult Review Committee Books of Note

• Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry (2016)

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