POETRY WRITING TIPS – POST 1 – WITH SHERRYL CLARK – Villanelles and Pantoums

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I knew Sherryl as a fellow batchmate during the 2004 Annual Children’s Writers Conference at Chautauqua (upstate NY). She is a prolific Aussie children’s writer and here, she tells you how to write villanelles and pantoums (poetry styles) for kids and adults. To know more, please check out Sherryl’s poetry website for children and teachers at http://www.poetry4kids.net

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POETRY WRITING TIPS

I’ve had a number of questions from people looking for writing tips about poetry. So I called on the expertise of some of my very talented poetry writing colleagues, and they’ve generously agreed to share their knowledge here over the coming months in a POETRY WRITING TIPS blog post series.

My first guest poet is Sherryl Clark who writes amazing verse novels and poetry plus many other things.  Sherryl was also my teacher at the Victoria University Professional Writing & Editing Diploma course I completed, and I learned so much from her.

Sherryl  has a poetry website for children and teachers at www.poetry4kids.net Her latest novel is Dying to Tell Me (Australian edition) and her author website is at www.sherrylclark.com She also has a site that provides information and help for writers at www.ebooks4writers.com

And if you’re in Victoria, you’re invited to the launch of Sherryl’s latest…

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