Highly respected poets, Hall and Emblem have chosen classical and contemporary selections to make this a delightful writer's companion. A Writer's Reader is a collection of essays, short stories, and poems organized alphabetically, so instructor's can arrange readings to best suit their needs. Several readings by the same author are provided for a closer look at a writer's style. A rhetorical and thematic index are included to support various teaching approaches. Unobtrusive pedagogy includes author headnotes and 5-10 Considerations questions with each selection.