Contrary to popular opinion, being a poet is not easy. Even though you might be a ‘natural’, there are days when the pen just won’t leave the margin and the cursor just won’t shift from the start of the document. And there isn’t much you can do about it. If you love poems and want to be a poet than practice, and read about poetry, waiting for inspiration to take root in the depths of your being. Here are 10 books for prospective poets.

रेनर मारिया रिल्के द्वारा एक युवा कवि को पत्र

प्रेम कविताएँ और कवि बनना चाहते हैं - एक युवा कवि को पत्र
Love Poems and Want to be a Poet – एक युवा कवि को पत्र

यह महान जर्मन कवि रिल्के ने एक युवा, भावी कवि को लिखे पत्रों की एक श्रृंखला है। ये पुस्तकें सामान्य रूप से विशिष्ट और रचनात्मक लोगों के सभी कवियों के लिए अवश्य पढ़ी जानी चाहिए, लेकिन उनमें जीवन का दर्शन लगभग सभी पर लागू होता है। यह पुस्तक रूप, संरचना या शब्दावली के बारे में नहीं है। यह आपके भीतर एक कवि होने के बारे में है, आपके गहरे अस्तित्व में।

मैरी ओलिवर द्वारा एक कविता पुस्तिका

भावी कवियों के लिए 10 पुस्तकें - एक कविता पुस्तिका
10 Books For Prospective Poets – एक कविता पुस्तिका

Mary Oliver’s nature poetry is a breathtaking glimpse of heaven, and her poetry guide is just as insightful. In this book, she accepts that to be a poet, one must have something poetic at one’s core – that is indispensable. But there are things that can be learnt too – the sound, the word, the form being some of those. In this book, she teaches you to hone just that.

A Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux

Love Poems and Want to be a Poet - A Poet’s Companion
Love Poems and Want to be a Poet – A Poet’s Companion

This is one of the most holistic guides to writing you can get. It includes subjects and topics to write about, literary techniques to use to your benefit, overcoming self-doubt, writer’s block and other issues and more. Plus, it also has writing exercises for you to apply your learnings to get the most out of the book.

केली रसेल एगोडन और मार्था सिलानो द्वारा द डेली पोएट

भावी कवियों के लिए 10 पुस्तकें - दैनिक कवि
10 Books For Prospective Poets – दैनिक कवि

This is a collection of writing prompts for poets feeling ‘stuck’ in their writing process. There’s one for every day of the year, meaning if you follow this book, you will have enough poems to publish three poetry collections! Of course, these prompts are not mathematical problems, but anchors to be used to express your own thoughts.

एमएच अब्राम्स द्वारा एक कविता और अन्य निबंध का चौथा आयाम

प्रेम कविताएँ और कवि बनना चाहते हैं - एक कविता और अन्य निबंधों का चौथा आयाम
Love Poems and Want to be a Poet – एक कविता और अन्य निबंधों का चौथा आयाम

M H Abrams is one of the leading literary critics today, and his essays expound the philosophy of poetry. The titular essay is about the joy od reading poetry aloud, while some of the other essays consider the contribution of literary critics to poetry. This book doesn’t give overt advice, but the passion Abrams writes with will sure inspire writers.

इवान बोलैंड और मार्क स्ट्रैंड द्वारा एक कविता का निर्माण

भावी कवियों के लिए 10 पुस्तकें - एक कविता का निर्माण
10 Books For Prospective Poets – एक कविता का निर्माण

This is a Norton anthology which discusses form and structure. Oftentimes, poets can get carried away by free form, thinking that poetry is formless. While that is true to an extent, it is also important that poetry be distinguished from prose – through its structure, texture and rhythm. This book is ideal for that.

स्टीव कोविट द्वारा आपके हाथ की हथेली में

प्रेम कविताएँ और कवि बनना चाहते हैं - अपने हाथ की हथेली में
Love Poems and Want to be a Poet – अपने हाथ की हथेली में

The subtitle of this book is ‘a portable writer’s workshop’ and that is exactly what this book is about. The best thing about this book is that is serves as double agent of sorts, it’s a guide for both teachers and students alike. It’s great as a writing exercise but also to understand the basics of poetry.

रॉबिन बेहन और चेज़ ट्विचेल द्वारा कविता का अभ्यास

भावी कवियों के लिए 10 पुस्तकें - कविता का अभ्यास
10 Books For Prospective Poets – कविता का अभ्यास

यह रीता डोव और आगा शाहिद अली सहित आधुनिक समय के कुछ महान कवियों द्वारा लिखित अभ्यासों का संकलन है। ये अभ्यास न केवल आपकी रचनात्मकता को व्यापक बनाने के लिए संकेत के रूप में कार्य करते हैं, बल्कि कुछ बेहतरीन सलाह भी देते हैं। यह पुस्तक उन दिनों के लिए आदर्श है जब आप अपने सिस्टम से और कागज पर कुछ भी प्राप्त नहीं कर सकते।

मार्टिन हाइडेगर द्वारा कविता, भाषा, विचार

प्रेम कविताएँ और कवि बनना चाहते हैं - कविता, भाषा, विचार
Love Poems and Want to be a Poet – कविता, भाषा, विचार

The thing about poetry is that it is never just about writing – it is about life itself. The internal and external must blend to create a poem, and this philosophical book talks about exactly that. Heidigger is a prominent philosopher, and in this book he brings his rich insights to discuss the parameters of poetry in the human world.

शिरा वोलोस्की द्वारा कविता की कला

भावी कवियों के लिए 10 पुस्तकें - कविता की कला
10 Books For Prospective Poets – कविता की कला

To write fine poetry, it is as important to read as it is to write. Critical appreciation of poems is an essential and non-negotiable part of being a good writer, and Wolosky’s book covers this. This is a comprehensive guide to understanding the written word and its form, and how one can grasp in its entirety. She also includes readings from the greatest poets.

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