A Poet's Guide to Poetry

A Poet's Guide to Poetry

Author: Mary Kinzie

Publisher:

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780226923062

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In A Poet’s Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie brings her decades of expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a comprehensive reference work for any writer wishing to better understand poetry. Detailing the formal concepts of poetry and methods of poetic analysis, she shows how the craft of writing can guide the art of reading poems. Using examples from the major traditions of lyric and meditative poetry in English from the medieval period to the present, Kinzie considers the sounds and rhythms of poetry along with the ideas and thought-units within poems. Kinzie also shares her own successful classroom tactics that encourage readers to approach a poem as if it were provisional. The three parts of A Poet’s Guide to Poetry lead the reader through a carefully planned introduction to the ways we understand poetry. The first section provides careful, step-by-step instruction to familiarize students with the formal elements of poems, from the most obvious feature through the most subtle. The second part carefully examines meter and rhythm, as well as providing a theoretical and practical overview of free verse. The final section offers helpful chapters on writing in form. Rounding out the volume are writing exercises for beginning and advanced writers, a dictionary of poetic terms, and a bibliography of further reading. For this new edition, Kinzie has carefully reworked the introductory material and first chapter, as well as amended the annotated bibliography to include the most recent works of criticism. The updated guide also contains revised exercises and adjustments throughout the text to make the work as lucid and accessible as possible.


The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry

Author: Gary L. McDowell

Publisher:

Published: 2010

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780978984885

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Poetry. Literary Criticism. A wide-ranging gathering of 34 brief essays and 66 prose poems by distinguished practitioners, THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO PROSE POETRY is as personal and provocative, accessible and idiosyncratic as the genre itself. The essayists discuss their craft, influences, and experiences, all while pondering larger questions: What is prose poetry? Why write prose poems? With its pioneering introduction, this collection provides a history of the development of the prose poem up to its current widespread appeal. Half critical study and half anthology, THE FIELD GUIDE TO PROSE POETRY is a not-to-be-missed companion for readers and writers of poetry, as well as students and teachers of creative writing.


The Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry

The Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry

Author: Eleanor Wilner

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Published: 2013-11-11

Total Pages: 233

ISBN-13: 0472052039

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A collection of essays and poems by 35 distinguished poets, illuminating the processes of conceiving, drafting, and revising their work


A Poet's Guide to Britain

A Poet's Guide to Britain

Author: Owen Sheers

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2009-10-29

Total Pages: 413

ISBN-13: 0141957042

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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.


Haiku

Haiku

Author: Lee Gurga

Publisher:

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 170

ISBN-13: 9780974189406

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A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1994

Total Pages: 148

ISBN-13: 9780156724005

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With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. "Stunning" (Los Angeles Times). Index.


The Sounds of Poetry

The Sounds of Poetry

Author: Robert Pinsky

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published: 2014-08-19

Total Pages: 129

ISBN-13: 1466878495

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The Poet Laureate's clear and entertaining account of how poetry works. "Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or bodily an art as dancing." As Poet Laureate, Pinsky is one of America's best spokesmen for poetry. In this fascinating book, he explains how poets use the "technology" of poetry--its sounds--to create works of art that are "performed" in us when we read them aloud. He devotes brief, informative chapters to accent and duration, syntax and line, like and unlike sounds, blank and free verse. He cites examples from the work of fifty different poets--from Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to W. C. Williams, Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, C. K. Williams, Louise Glück, and Frank Bidart. This ideal introductory volume belongs in the library of every poet and student of poetry.


How to Write Poetry

How to Write Poetry

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Published: 2001

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780613357296

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An award-winning poet and anthologist provides a versatile guide for young readers and offers concrete advice that will help them express themselves through poetry.


The Poet's Guide to Life

The Poet's Guide to Life

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Modern Library

Published: 2007-12-18

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 0307432491

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“You have to live life to the limit, not according to each day but by plumbing its depth.” –RAINER MARIA RILKE In this treasury of uncommon wisdom and spiritual insight, the best writings and personal philosophies of one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, are gleaned by Ulrich Baer from thousands of pages of never-before translated correspondence. The result is a profound vision of how the human drive to create and understand can guide us in every facet of life. Arranged by theme–from everyday existence with others to the exhilarations of love and the experience of loss, from dealing with adversity to the nature of inspiration, here are Rilke’s thoughts on how to live life in a meaningful way: Life and Living: “How good life is. How fair, how incorruptible, how impossible to deceive: not even by strength, not even by willpower, and not even by courage. How everything remains what it is and has only this choice: to come true, or to exaggerate and push too far.” Art: “The work of art is adjustment, balance, reassurance. It can be neither gloomy nor full of rosy hopes, for its essence consists of justice.” Faith: “I personally feel a greater affinity to all those religions in which the middleman is less essential or almost entirely suppressed.” Love: “To be loved means to be ablaze. To love is: to shine with inexhaustible oil. To be loved is to pass away; to love is to last.” Intimate, stylistically masterful, brilliantly translated, and brimming with the wonder and passion of Rilke, The Poet’s Guide to Life is comparable to the best works of wisdom in all of literature and a perfect book for all occasions.


Thirteen Ways of Looking for a Poem

Thirteen Ways of Looking for a Poem

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780321011305

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Thirteen ways of Looking for a Poem encourages students to enrich their writing by actively studying and practicing poetic form. Using a unique textbook/anthology format, which includes poems by both emerging and well-known poets, Wendy Bishop demonstrates how various poetic forms offer insight into the often hidden inner mechanics of poem-building, strengthening writing skills and poetry interpretation at the same time.