The Poetry Handbook

The Poetry Handbook
Author: John Lennard
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780199265381
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Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Poetry Handbook is a lucid and entertaining guide to the poet's craft, and an invaluable introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry, from metre to gender, offer a wide-ranging general account, and end by looking at two or three poems from a small group (including works by Donne, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), to build up sustained analytical readings.Thorough and compact, with notes and quotations supplemented by detailed reference to the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a companion website with texts, links, and further discussion, The Poetry Handbook is indispensable for all school and undergraduate students of English. A final chapter addresses examinations of all kinds, and sample essays by undergraduates are posted on the website. Critical and scholarly terms are italicised and clearly explained, both in the text and in acomplete glossary; the volume also includes suggestions for further reading.The first edition, widely praised by teachers and students, showed how the pleasures of poetry are heightened by rigorous understanding and made that understanding readily available. This second edition -- revised, expanded, updated, and supported by a new companion website - confirm The Poetry Handbook as the best guide to poetry available in English.

A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0156724006
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

Rules for the Dance

Rules for the Dance
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 194
ISBN: 039585086X
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1001465999
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy
Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307559128
Available:
Release: 2009-09-30
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms

The Teachers   Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms
Author: Ron Padgett
Pages: 228
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110176000
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage.

How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem
Author: Edward Hirsch
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0547543727
Available:
Release: 1999-03-22
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture—the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.

The Book of Forms

The Book of Forms
Author: Lewis Turco
Pages: 337
ISBN: 1584650222
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Release: 2000
Editor: UPNE
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Pages: 203
ISBN: OCLC:1131452809
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Anonim
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781349223985
Available:
Release: 1992-11-10
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

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The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

The Poet s Companion  A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
Author: Kim Addonizio,Dorianne Laux
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393340884
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Release: 2010-11-22
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

Owls and Other Fantasies

Owls and Other Fantasies
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 67
ISBN: 9780807068755
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Release: 2006-03
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of poetry and essays celebrates the birds that have played an important role in the author's life, including the owl, goldfinch, swan, hummingbird, and loon.

Long Life

Long Life
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780786739486
Available:
Release: 2005-03-02
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poets must read and study, but also they must learn to tilt and whisper, shout, or dance, each in his or her own way, or we might just as well copy the old books. But, no, that would never do, for always the new self swimming around in the old world feels itself uniquely verbal. And that is just the point: how the world, moist and bountiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That's the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. 'Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?' This book is my comment.--from the Foreword.

House of Light

House of Light
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780807095393
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Release: 2012-03-28
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

The Sounds of Poetry

The Sounds of Poetry
Author: Robert Pinsky
Pages: 129
ISBN: 9781466878495
Available:
Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Work of Poetry

The Work of Poetry
Author: John Hollander
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780231108973
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Release: 1997
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the twentieth century's most distinguished poets and critics presents a collection of new and seminal essays treating such topics as the poetry of John Ashbery, the relationship between poetry and the individual, and the definition of a poet. UP.

Blue Horses

Blue Horses
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780698170049
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

What Do We Know

What Do We Know
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 88
ISBN: 030680994X
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Release: 2002-04-08
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the many admirers of Mary Oliver's dazzling poetry and luminous vision, as well as for those who may only now be discovering her work, What Do We Know will be a revelation and, in the words of Stanley Kunitz, "a blessing." These forty poems—of observing, of searching, of pausing, of astonishment, of giving thanks—embrace in every sense the natural world, its unrepeatable moments and its ceaseless cycles. Mary Oliver evokes unforgettable images—from one hundred white-sided dolphins on a summer day to bees that have memorized every stalk and leaf in a field—even as she reminds us, after Emerson, that "the invisible and imponderable is the sole fact."What was most wonderful?The sea, and its wide shoulders;the sea and its triangles;the sea lying back on its long athlete's spine.What did you think was happening?The green breast of the hummingbird;the eye of the pond;the wet face of the lily;the bright, puckered knee of the broken oak;the red tulip of the fox's mouth;the up-swing, the down-pour, the frayed sleeve of the first snow—so the gods shake us from our sleep.—from "Gratitude"

Don t Read Poetry

Don t Read Poetry
Author: Stephanie Burt
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0465094503
Available:
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Pages: 177
ISBN: UCAL:B3565314
Available:
Release: 1974
Editor: New York : Funk & Wagnalls
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic reference work--an invaluable sourcebook for poets and readers