The Poet’s Way (Paperback)


Be the first to leave a review

In this accessible guide, Manjusvaratackles the essential elements of poetry writing. The Poet’s Way features Buddhist reflections on the writing process and shows how poetry can reveal new aspects of spiritual life.

View the eBook

Paperback: 224 pages


In stock

SKU: 9781907314049 Categories: , ,

The Poet’s Way

This accessible guide tackles the essential elements of poetry writing. With imaginative and inspiring exercises, Manjusvara illuminates the craft, providing a practical guide to writing and sharpening up your own work.

Featuring Buddhist reflections on the writing process and considering issues such as influence, memory, and the relationship with prayer and ritual, The Poet’s Way shows how poetry can reveal new aspects of spiritual life.

Paperback, 224 pages – Published: 01/12/2010

1 review for The Poet’s Way (Paperback)

  1. Padmachandra

    A voice that is friendly, accessible, straightforward, authentic, and which seems to be speaking specifically to me. A voice which also communicates that spark of magic that is in all creative enterprise. Manjusvara’s voice is just like this throughout this simple yet profound book: a voice that is trustworthy and intimate, humorous, enthusiastic and never patronising. Whilst reading the book I also felt the generosity of someone who was willing to share the tools of his trade in detail and without jargon, what he has learned through hard work along the way, both as a poet and experienced Dharma practitioner.
    Reading this book for me was like entering an ocean. The entry seemed gradual and straightforward, but seemingly without effort or difficulty I found myself having been guided surely and steadily to deep places where inspiration and treasures were generously offered. I would recommend this book as a great and uniquely accessible guide for anyone sincerely wishing to understand and write poetry, especially where they value reading and writing as a means towards greater sensitivity and awareness of self and world.

Add a review

Talks and Links

“This book will transform your writing no matter what stage in your career, and it may even transform your life”
Des Dillon, Arvon Foundation tutor and award-winning poet.