Asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. This book illustrates the author's points with examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries.
Phil Roberts was born in Canada and educated there and in England. Apart from working as a writer, with over ten published books, he is also an active musician. He is an Associate of the Australian Conservatory of Music and also of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.