This is the definitive guidebook and rebel yell for poets seeking radical growth. You want to write great poems: poems that challenge, inspire and awe; poems that forever alter your audience and yourself. Those poems take imagination, skill and some serious guts. This is not an easy step-by-step up a how-to staircase. This collection of essays, prompts and exercises is the safe cracker’s toolbox you need to tap in to your creative source, find what’s sparkling in the dark, and get its life-blood and electricity flowing into your writing.