A Poetry Handbook

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

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

The Poetry Handbook

The Poetry Handbook
Author: John Lennard
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0191532738
Available:
Release: 2006-01-06
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: un

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 a complete 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.

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

Rules for the Dance

Rules for the Dance
Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 194
ISBN: 039585086X
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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

Poetry Handbook

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

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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.

Strange Terrain

Strange Terrain
Author: Alice B. Fogel
Pages: 189
ISBN: 0980167256
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poetry. Reference. Criticism. Poet, educator, and Poetry Foundation bestseller Alice B. Fogel has written the perfect book for those who feel uncomfortable with reading poetry. Divided into eight "steps," this "handbook" looks at such topics as shape, words, sound, images, and emotion. Fogel illustrates each step from her own poetry. "Great advice, good humor, excellent examples . . . and not textbooky. Playful and accessible, the continuing point that you don't have to 'get' poems to get them will ease a lot of minds. This is an important and mysterious subject-the reading of poetry. I learned a lot. Painlessly"--Rebecca Rule. The book is an essential resource for individuals, reading groups, teachers--even friends and families of poets who want to feel more comfortable with poetry.

The Book of Forms

The Book of Forms
Author: Lewis Turco
Pages: 337
ISBN: 1584650222
Available:
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.

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 Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual
Author: Ted Kooser
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0803259786
Available:
Release: 2007-03-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend—a friend who is willing to share everything he’s learned about the art he’s spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

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"

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry
Author: Jonathan Post
Pages: 748
ISBN: 9780199607747
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Release: 2013-07-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry provides the widest coverage yet of Shakespeare's poetry and its afterlife in English and other languages.

Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy
Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307559128
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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 Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms
Author: Alex Preminger,O. B. Hardison Jr.,Frank J. Warnke
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781400857982
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Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories of poetry and the relationship of linguistics to poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Prosody Handbook

The Prosody Handbook
Author: Robert Beum,Karl Shapiro
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780486122670
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Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This guide to versification is immensely useful for anyone interested in poetry or in general poetic structure. Concise and informal, it offers a systematic study of meter, tempo, rhyme, and other components of verse.

How a Poem Moves

How a Poem Moves
Author: Adam Sol
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781773053172
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of playfully elucidating essays to help reluctant poetry readers become well-versed in verse Developed from Adam Sol’s popular blog, How a Poem Moves is a collection of 35 short essays that walks readers through an array of contemporary poems. Sol is a dynamic teacher, and in these essays, he has captured the humor and engaging intelligence for which he is known in the classroom. With a breezy style, Sol delivers essays that are perfect for a quick read or to be grouped together as a curriculum. Though How a Poem Moves is not a textbook, it demonstrates poetry’s range and pleasures through encounters with individual poems that span traditions, techniques, and ambitions. This illuminating book is for readers who are afraid they “don’t get” poetry but who believe that, with a welcoming guide, they might conquer their fear and cultivate a new appreciation.

How to Write Poetry

How to Write Poetry
Author: Christopher Salerno,Kelsea Habecker
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1646117972
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Rockridge Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A poetry journal for those looking to improve their art Nourish your poetic soul with this instructive and inspiring journal. Whether you're just starting out or seeking ways to expand your skills, How to Write Poetry is a poetry journal designed to nurture creativity and deepen your understanding of this age-old literary tradition. Discover lessons on everything from crafting evocative imagery to exploring the nuances of rhythm and meter--all while immersing yourself in related readings that reinforce your connection to the instruction. Put your knowledge into practice with dozens of original, enriching prompts meant to jump-start a ritual of poetry writing. No matter where you are on your journey, this poetry journal will help you unleash your artistic voice. This how-to poetry journal helps teach with: A poetic primer--Go from basic to more advanced techniques with descriptive instructions that provide comprehensive guidance. Practice makes perfect--Hone your skills with thought-provoking prompts and blank pages that encourage you to try what you've learned. Finishing touches--This poetry journal contains expert advice for revising your poems, as well as a list of respected publications you can submit your completed works to. Expand your knowledge and broaden your skills with a poetry journal that teaches you how to find your voice and share your passion.

The Truth About Magic

The Truth About Magic
Author: Atticus
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250232809
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant New York Times bestseller from the mysterious and romantic poet Atticus, Instagram sensation and author of Love Her Wild and the Dark Between Stars In his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing. Whether it’s drinking wine out of oak barrels, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, or making love on sandy beaches, Atticus reminds us that magic is everywhere—we simply have to look for it.

Don t Read Poetry

Don t Read Poetry
Author: Stephanie Burt
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780465094516
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Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Hachette UK
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.

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms
Author: Roland Greene,Stephen Cushman
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781400880645
Available:
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An essential handbook for literary studies The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms—drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics—provides an authoritative guide to the most important terms in the study of poetry and literature. Featuring 226 fully revised and updated entries, including 100 that are new to this edition, the book offers clear and insightful definitions and discussions of critical concepts, genres, forms, movements, and poetic elements, followed by invaluable, up-to-date bibliographies that guide users to further reading and research. Because the entries are carefully selected and adapted from the Princeton Encyclopedia, the Handbook has unrivalled breadth and depth for a book of its kind, in a convenient, portable size. Fully indexed for the first time and complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for all literature students, teachers, and researchers, as well as other readers and writers. Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Provides 226 fully updated and authoritative entries, including 100 new to this edition, written by an international team of leading scholars Features entries on critical concepts (canon, mimesis, prosody, syntax); genres, forms, and movements (ballad, blank verse, confessional poetry, ode); and terms (apostrophe, hypotaxis and parataxis, meter, tone) Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a full index