Hi guys! I'm an author and poet (although I suppose those are one and the same), and I just published a book called "Verse: The Art of Words".
Most of my works are novels, although I've also published shorter pieces in journals as well, but this is my first non-fiction book that isn't original poetry.
Before I give you the blurb, I'd like to say that while I AM selling the book, it's a tremendously valuable resource for anyone interested in poetry, literature, or writing in general,
and if you'd like to read it but can't afford to buy it I would be happy to send you a free eBook version if you PM me.
Writing a book on poetry is clearly not a good way to make money--it was something I did because I love verse and wanted to share that.
Feel free to AMA!
[Verse: The Art of Words](http://amzn.com/B00R6WHDWI)
When most people hear someone mention poetry they scoff and look away—and it’s hard to blame them, but it’s not their fault.
When we’re in school, and particularly high school English classes, we’re forced to read dense, inaccessible, difficult-to-comprehend verse by—to be frank—dead old British dudes.
Not only does their language seem antiquated to the contemporary reader, but it’s also difficult to relate to, as it almost always seems unbearably floral.
Because this is what we’re given to study, it’s only natural that we come to assume all poetry must be the same way.
But if we’re exposed to the “right" poetry—and not necessarily "better" poetry—it can enrich our lives in much the same way that music does.
For the reader it provides insight into a pure, condensed form of emotion or storytelling, a tap into the rich past that has guided human thought for millennia.
For the writer, it teaches a sensitivity to language, a concision of diction and punctuation, and an economy of thought otherwise difficult to learn.
And for everyone, if only they could get over the cultural stigma surrounding it, poetry could provide a very meaningful and accessible form of honest self-expression.
This text will expose readers to the “right" poetry, pieces that explore what to most will be a new—and yet immeasurably old—form of music.
By the end of this book you will have caught a glimpse of the art of verse, as well as obtained the knowledge necessary to enjoy it on your own.