the book of forms a handbook of poetics including odd and invented forms revised and expanded edition

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The Book Of Forms

Author : Lewis Turco
ISBN : 1584650222
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.

Ecstatic Occasions Expedient Forms

Author : David Lehman
ISBN : 0472066331
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An unexpectedly entertaining collection of writing by poets discussing the creative inspiration and artistic form of their work.

Metre Rhythm And Verse Form

Author : Philip Hobsbaum
ISBN : 9781134881680
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poetry criticism is a subject central to the study of literature. However, it is laden with technical terms that, to the beginning student, can be both intimidating and confusing. Philip Hobsbaum provides a welcome remedy, illuminating terms ranging from the iambus to the bob-wheel stanza, and forms from the Spenserian sonnet to modern 'rap', with clarity and comprehensiveness. It is an essential guide through the terminology which will be invaluable reading for undergraduates new to the subject.

An Exaltation Of Forms

Author : Annie Finch
ISBN : 0472067257
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fifty poets examine the architecture of poems from the "haiku" to rap music and trace their history "

University Press Of New England Fall 2012 New Titles

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The Teachers Writers Handbook Of Poetic Forms

Author : Ron Padgett
ISBN : 0915924617
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For the Handbook, 19 teaching poets have written 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. The Handbook succinctly defines the forms, summarizes their histories, quotes good examples (ancient and modern, by adult and young writers), and offers professional tricks of the trade on how to use each form. New to this edition of the Handbook are: two new entries for poetic forms, a new preface, an updated bibliography, and a resource list of current audiocassettes, videocassettes, CD-ROMs, and Web sites. Padgett has revised the text throughout.

Toward The Open Field

Author : Melissa Kwasny
ISBN : 9780819566072
Genre : Literary Collections
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The historical writings that helped shape our current understandings of poetry.

The Book Of Dialogue

Author : Lewis Turco
ISBN : 1584653612
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a book about dialogue for writers: how to get characters talking in a way that vividly reveals who they are, what they are doing, and what s coming next in your story."

What We Are

Author : Peter Nathaniel Malae
ISBN : 9780802197993
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice and a blazing and authentic new literary voice, Peter Nathaniel Malae’s raw and powerful, bullet-fast debut novel looks at contemporary America through the eyes of one disillusioned son. What We Are follows twenty-eight-year-old Samoan-American Paul Tusifale as he strives to find his place in a culture that barely acknowledges his existence. Within San Jose’s landscape of sprawling freeways and dotcom headquarters, where the plight of migrant workers is ever-present, Paul lives outside society, a drifter who takes a personal interest in defiantly—even violently—defending those in need. As he moves through the lives of sinister old friends, suburban cranksters, and septuagenarian swingers, Paul battles to find the wisdom he desperately needs, whether through adhering to tradition or casting it aside. A dynamic addition to America’s diverse literature of the outsider, What We Are establishes Peter Nathaniel Malae as an authentic, gifted new writer, whose muscular prose brings to life the pull of a departed father’s homeland, the anger of class divisions, the noise of the evening news, and in the end beautifully renders the pathos of the disengaged.

Mexican Enough

Author : Stephanie Elizondo Griest
ISBN : 9781416579717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Growing up in a half-white, half-brown town and family in South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest struggled with her cultural identity. Upon turning thirty, she ventured to her mother's native Mexico to do some root-searching and stumbled upon a social movement that shook the nation to its core. Mexican Enough chronicles her adventures rumbling with luchadores (professional wrestlers), marching with rebel teachers in Oaxaca, investigating the murder of a prominent gay activist, and sneaking into a prison to meet with indigenous resistance fighters. She also visits families of the undocumented workers she befriended back home. Travel mates include a Polish thief, a Border Patrol agent, and a sultry dominatrix. Part memoir, part journalistic reportage, Mexican Enough illuminates how we cast off our identity in our youth, only to strive to find it again as adults -- and the lessons to be learned along the way.

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