Making Poems: 40 Poems with Commentary by the Poets

March 1, 2010

New from SUNY Press, Making Poems: 40 Poems with Commentary by the Poets, edited by Todd David and Erin Murphy is full of wonderful poems and insights about the writing process.

In addition, among the 40 poets are 8 who qualify as Mennonite--or Mennonite-connected--authors:

Todd Davis, J. L. Conrad, Jeff Gundy, Ann Hostetler, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Mary Linton. Keith Ratzlaff, and G. C. Waldrep.

For a full table of contents with contributors and titles, as well as a description of the book, see:


Endorsements for Making Poems:

“A valuable addition to one’s personal library for all writers and readers of poetry, this anthology finds its rightful position among the tradition of entertaining and enlightening books in which authors discuss poetic craft or the creative process with a cogent blend of practical wisdom and refreshing clarity.” — Edward Byrne

“This collection is a gift to creative writing classrooms everywhere.Rather than literal explanations of the text, these are fascinating explorations of the creative process, achieving the intimacy of a live reading.” — Faith Adiele

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