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.

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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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."

Lives Of The Poets

Author : Michael Schmidt
ISBN : 9780307557520
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years--spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language. Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed "a common language of poetry" into the rustic rhythms and elegiac ballads, love sonnets, and experimental postmodern verse that make up our lyrical canon. A comprehensive guided tour that is lively and always accessible, Lives of the Poets illuminates our most transcendent literary tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Love S Last Number

Author : Christopher Howell
ISBN : 9781571319333
Genre : Poetry
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From celebrated poet Christopher Howell, Love’s Last Number is a series of musings on time’s arrow: on both the relentless march that divides each moment into past, present, and future — before and after — and the ultimately porous and recursive nature of time itself. A soldier remembers limes and curious children in Portugal. Refugees cross a dangerous land, and find each other in love. Boy scouts play war in devastating ways, a child listens to a baseball game in a more innocent time. In this multiplicity of voices and tones, the collection reflects on what we, as humans, do about memory, love, grief, war, and the search for meaning. In its sinuous sequences, Love’s Last Number insists that life — and history — are a continuing crisis of faith, imagination, consciousness, and moral clarity. And yet these poems, like existence itself, offer moments of transcendent joy and sudden hilarity: laughter against the darkness.

Structure Surprise

Author : Michael Theune
ISBN : 0915924277
Genre : Education
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Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns offers a road map for analyzing poetry through examination of poems' structure, rather than their forms or genres. Michael Theune's breakthrough concept encourages students, teachers, and writers to use structure as a tool to see the fundamental affinities between strikingly different kinds of poetry and radically different literary eras. The book includes examination of the mid-course turn and the elegy, as well as the ironic, concessional, emblem, and retrospective-prospective structures, among others. In addition, 14 contemporary poets provide an example of and commentary on their own work.

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