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A Poet S Guide To Poetry

Author : Mary Kinzie
ISBN : 0226437396
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Looks at examples of poetry ranging from medieval to modern, discusses style and mode, and provides exercises for beginning and advanced writers

Poets Handbook

Author : Kenneth C. Steven
ISBN : 1902713109
Genre : Reference
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If you're an aspiring poet, this handbook will be a valuable reference source. It is a complete step-by-step guide to poetry, from the very first spark of inspiration to the final revision.

Poetry For Dummies

Author : The Poetry Center
ISBN : 1118053648
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Talking Back To Poems

Author : Daniel Alderson
ISBN : 0890877955
Genre : Poetry
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By focusing on the simple tools and methods used by poets across time, TALKING BACK TO POEMS teaches a poetic craft accessible to all would-be poets. Author Daniel Alderson uses this same method in teaching high school students from diverse backgrounds to write with a grace and style reminiscent of their favorite poets, by mimicking an element of sound, structure, imagery, or meaning.

A Primer For Poets And Readers Of Poetry

Author : Gregory Orr
ISBN : 9780393253931
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An innovative and accessible guide to poetry-writing by an award-winning poet and beloved professor of poetry. A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides the young poet toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in his or her life, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way. Using such poems as Theodore Roethke’s "My Papa’s Waltz" and Robert Hayden’s "Those Winter Sundays," the Primer encourages young writers to approach their "thresholds"—those places where disorder meets order, where shaping imagination can turn language into urgent and persuasive poems. It provides the poet with more than a dozen focused writing exercises and explains essential topics such as the personal and cultural threshold; the four forces that animate poetic language (naming, singing, saying, imagining); tactics of revision; ecstasy and engagement as motives for poetry; and how to locate and learn from our personal poetic forebears.

A Poet S Guide To Britain

Author : Owen Sheers
ISBN : 9780141957043
Genre : Poetry
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Introduced and selected by the poet-presenter Owen Sheers, A Poet's Guide to Britain is a major poetry anthology that ties in with the BBC series of the same name. Owen Sheers passionately believes that poems, and particularly poems of place, not only affect us as individuals, but can have the power to mark and define a collective experience - our identities, our country, our land. He has chosen six powerful poems, all personal favourites, and all poems that have become part of the way we see our landscape. The anthology follows a similar format to the BBC series itself, while also offering paper chains of poems about the landscape and nature of Britain, transcripts of contemporary poet interviews, and a short introduction to each lead poem.

Frugal Poets Guide To Life

Author : Cynthia Gallaher
ISBN : 9781483571430
Genre : Reference
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Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part personal journey, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, and part reference, with a special section on the modern history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. In many ways, this book is an anti-MFA guide to being a poet – or any other type of creative person. As poet Robert Frost said, “ To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”

Contemporary Gay American Poets And Playwrights

Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN : 0313322325
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.

Encyclopedia Of The New York School Poets

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ISBN : 9781438140667
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century.

Poets Guide To America

Author : John F. Buckley
ISBN : 9781936767168
Genre : Poetry
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The first book of their collaborations by two poet-friends.

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