A Guide To Writing Poetry by Stephen Fry

The Ode Less Travelled cover

Lockdown is the perfect time to learn a new skill, so what about putting pen to paper and trying your hand at poetry?

If you’re not sure where to start, we can recommend Stephen Fry’s re-issued book, The Ode Less Travelled, full of the warmth and wit we have come to expect from one of our foremost national treasures.

It’s brimming with step-by-step instructions and confidence building exercises, to help you discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms.

Through the pages of his book Stephen successfully demystifies poetry writing, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Stephen Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled (Arrow, paperback reissue Jan 28, £9.99) is available now from Amazon.

Allison Hay

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