The Poetry Salon’s Signature Books!
The Poetry Salon Best of Anthology Book

Open up a fantastic collection of poems and short stories from burgeoning and established writers of The Poetry Salon, Los Angeles. This anthology features a wide array of poems from some of L.A.s most exciting writers, including winners of Rattle’s Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, The Cincinnati Review’s Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Contest, Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest, and several Pushcart Prize nominations.

Covering the spectrum of the poetic arts, they reach right to the modern edge of the form.These works are the product of six years of intensive, in-person and online classes, ecourses, readings and retreats at the Poetry Salon, a thriving community of artists supporting one another’s growth in a safe, nurturing environment. The Salon features ongoing online and one-day classes, two-years of original curriculum, lots of direct feedback and plenty of laughter and heart-centered sharing. We are proud to present this sterling collection of the work made by the dedicated writers who have put their trust in this organization.

The Poetry Salon Method and Mystery Book

In Method and Mystery Tresha Faye Haefner, M.A. Humanistic Psychology/Creativity Studies and founder of teaching institute The Poetry Salon explores the fascinating, unpredictable and enriching process of facilitating a poetry writing workshop. She offers clear insight into how teachers can create the ideal conditions for their students to access that most mysterious of realms, the place from which inspiration springs.

This book is for both independent and institutional writing teachers who want a new, research-based approach to take their students to deep places. Teachers will receive:

• Penetrating insights about their proper role in the creative process

• Guidelines for how to set ideal conditions for students to access authentic creativity, build confidence in their voice, and savor the profound thrill of making poetry

• Tried and true methods for helping students master essential techniques

• Practical, research-based tools for creating effective writing prompts that take writers to inspirational, unexpected places

• 60 ready-to-use writing prompts for all skill levels.

Contributors to Method and Mystery

Kim Addonizio

Sally Ashton

Francesca Bell

Lin Nelson Benedek

Michelle Bitting 

Elya Braden

Chanel Brenner

Antoinette Brim

Alessandra Castellanos 

Adrian Ernesto Cepeda 

Brendan Constantine

Kelly Cressio-Moeller 

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach 

Alicia Elkort

Marcus Ellman

Debra Franco

Hannah Gamble

Jennifer Givhan 

Jeannine Hall Gailey 

Tony Gloeggler

Amanda Gorman

Kelly Grace Thomas 

Jack Grapes

Sonia Greenfield

Bonnie S. Kaplan 

Tobey Kaplan

Tracey Knapp

Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong 

Jennie Linthorst 

Suzanne Lummis 

Sarah Maclay

Marie-Elizabeth Mali 

Douglas Manuel

Mighty Mike McGee

Leslie Anne Mcilroy

Danielle Mitchell 

Linda Neal

Nancy K. Pearson

David Perez

Alexis Rhone Fancher

Mehnaz Sahibzada

Maryrose Smyth

Michelle Suzanne Snyder

Nancy Lynée Woo


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