The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

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Stephen Fry’S The Ode Less Travelled provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.

Stephen Fry has always had a secret passion for poetry and he reveals this in this book about how to write poetry. This book will give everybody the tools to write poetry; covering the full spectrum of the different poetic forms, structures and techniques. According to Stephen it will make writing poetry fun, easy, satisfying, fulfilling and delightful.

Here is a taste of Stephen’s own efforts;

Lesbian Sappho made this form
With two beats to the final line
Her sex life wasn’t quite the norm
And nor is mine

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Advanced Praise:
"Delightfully erudite, charming and soundly pedagogical guide to poetic form... Fry has created an invaluable and highly enjoyable reference book."
Publishers Weekly

"A smart, sane and entertaining return to the basics... If you like Fry’s comic manner... this book has a lot of charm... People entirely fresh to the subject could do worse than stick with his cheerful leadership."
The Telegraph (UK)

"...intelligent and informative, a worthy enterprise well executed."
Observer (UK)

"If you learn how to write a sonnet, and Fry shows you how, you may or may not make a poem. But you will unlock the stored wisdom of the form itself."
—Grey Gowrie, The Spectator (UK)

"...intelligent and informative, a worthy enterprise well executed."
Observer (UK)

About the Author:

As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars’ Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and the first volume of his autobiography, Moab is My Washpot, Fry has played Peter in Peter’s Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie.

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