It may be called How To Write Poetry, but it doesn't really tell you how to write poetry. The only way to be able to write poetry or just write better, is to do it. But this book does explain the differences between free verse poems, narrative poems and more. It tells you ways that you can write better. The book even has writing exercises for you to use to help and improve your poetry writing.So while the book doesn't exactly tell you how to write poetry, it is useful and has very good advice. I had written some poetry after reading the book and I found that my poems are better than before so I took something from reading this book. I am thankful to the author, Paul B. Janeczko, for writing this book. It has helped me into improve my poetry writing.