Diane Lockward provides great support for poets through her free Poetry Newsletter and via her book The Crafty Poet–an inspiring and affordable portable poetry workshop book no poet should be without!
The Crafty Poet is “a poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Model poems with prompts, writing tips, and interviews contributed by fifty-six poets, including thirteen former and current state Poets Laureate. Sample poems from an additional forty-five poets. Geared for experienced poets and aspiring poets. Guaranteed to break through any writer’s block. Ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop.”
The Crafty Poet is widely recommended with several reviews and will soon be available in an eBook format, so watch for it online.
It was also named a Best Book for Writers by Poets & Writers: “In this resource for poets, Lockward offers practical advice and insights about establishing sound, voice, and syntax in poetry while also providing writing prompts and other poems as inspiration.”