If you enjoy writing poetry but feel you need some more guidance Writing Poetry: The Essential Guide can help. Kenneth Steven covers the basics of writing poems right through to the final revisions. The book covers: How to build a poem from start to finish. How to edit poems, and how to know when to stop. Advice on different verse forms and techniques to make rhyme work more efficiently. Writing for children, including information on getting into collections. Depth, lyricism and technical skill.