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Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge is a poet and teacher who conducts workshops privately, as well as in the California Poets in the Schools program. Her exuberant, critically acclaimed teaching guide takes instructors, writers, and general readers into the very heart and intensity of life and the craft of expressing what one feels through the written word.
About the Author
Susan G. Wooldridge conducts writing workshops privately, through Poets & Writers, Inc., and with the California Poets in the Schools program. She is the author of Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words, a Book Sense Pick, a long-running Quality Paperback Book Club selection, and a Writer's Digest Book Club selection. She has also written a chapbook of poems, Bathing with Ants.
“This is a wonderful book—smart, wide-eyed, joyful, helpful, inspiring. You’re going to love it, and love writing poetry more for having read it.”—Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird
“Wooldridge wants each of us to connect with our inner poet. Savvy . . . optimistic, warm, unpretentious.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Written with exuberance and great heart, Poemcrazy is a collection of high-spirited meditations and strategies which provide both writing teachers and students a wealth of approaches to poetry.”—Wild Duck Review
“Poemcrazy is, in its simplest sense, a book of ideas and techniques for people who teach poetry. But Wooldridge’s enthusiasm takes it into another realm, in which poetry is a state of mind, a way of being spiritual and powerful, a glimpse at the secrets of the inner self.”—Arizona Republic
“Jubilant . . . More than an instruction book for tapping the creative and beginning to write, Poemcrazy is also about being alertly alive. It is a field guide to imagination.”—Chico News and Review