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Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World
Poets Teaching Poets
Self and the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0472066218
Essays on the craft and relevance of poetry by distinguished practitioners and teachers of the art
Poetic Meter and Poetic Form
Poetic Meter and Poetic Form
Paperback      ISBN: 0075536064
Excerpts from distinctive poems illustrate the author's appreciation of the metrical and formal aspects of poetry
Hafez: Teachings of the Philosopher of Love
Teachings of the Philosopher of Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0892811889
An exploration of the Persian poet's spiritual philosophy, with original translations of his poetry • Features extensive insight into the meanings and contexts of the poetry and philosophies of this spiritual teacher • Includes over 30 complete poems by Haféz, including “The Wild Deer,
Abc of Reading
Abc of Reading
Mass Market Paperback      SKU: 1199029831
Circumstances Beyond Our Control: Poems
Circumstances Beyond Our Control
Paperback      ISBN: 0801883784
Robert Phillips is a prominent member of America's neglected "transition generation" of poets -- those born in the late 1930s and early 1940s. His work has been included in many anthologies and textbooks. He gathers for his seventh full-length collection his best poems of the past six years, from dramatic monologues to personal lyrics. While most are free-verse, there are also sonnets, a villanelle, a ballade, an abecedarian, found poems, prose poems, haiku, and clerihews. Divided into three sections -- "Fire and Obsession," "A Little Light Music," and "Rituals" -- this new volume reveals Phillips's playfulness and good humor, his high intelligence, and his musicality.
I Six Non Lectures
I Six Non Lectures
Paperback      ISBN: 0674440102
The author begins his "nonlectures" with the warning "I haven't the remotest intention of posing as a lecturer." Then, at intervals, he proceeds to deliver the following: 1. i & my parents 2. i & their son 3. i & selfdiscovery 4. i & you & is 5. i & now & him 6. i & am & santa claus These talks contain selections from the poetry of Wordsworth, Donne, Shakespeare, Dante, and others, including e.e. cummings. Together, it forms a good introduction to the work of e.e. cummings.
Poet's Choice
Poet's Choice
Paperback      ISBN: 0156032678
A collection of revised and expanded writings culled from the author's popular Washington Post Book World "Poet's Choice" column demonstrates how poetry responds to world challenges and introduces the work of more than 130 writers. By the author of How to Read a Poem. Reprint.
After Confession: Poetry As Autobiography
After Confession
Poetry As Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 1555973558
In an age of memoir, the distinction between fiction and nonfiction has become increasingly blurred, sparking controversy among writers and readers alike. But what about the autobiographical impulse in poetry? In this groundbreaking collection, some of our best contemporary poets contemplate the legacy of the confessional poets such as Plath, Sexton, and Lowell. They also tackle such fiery topics as the nature of authorial responsibility in telling the truth, the focus on issues of self in relation to others and to the natural world, the very essence of craft as transformation, and the role female poets have played in breaking the code of silence. Rich in opinion and theory, After Confession offers the first thorough discussion on the lyric "I"--the boundaries between literal and emotional truth, memory and imagination, person and persona, narcissism and revelation. Contributors: Joan Aleshire Frank Bidart Kimberly Blaeser Joseph Bruchac Marilyn Chin Billy Collins Stephen Dunn Annie Finch Carol Frost Brendan Galvin Pamela Gemin Louise Glück David Graham Kimiko Hahn Judith Harris Andrew Hudgins Colette Inez Yusef Komunyakaa Ted Kooser Sydney Lea William Matthews Thylias Moss Carol Muske-Dukes Sharon Olds Alicia Ostriker Stanley Plumly Claudia Rankine Adrienne Rich Kate Sontag Alan Williamson
Twentieth Century Pleasures : Prose on P
Twentieth Century Pleasures : Prose on P
Paperback      ISBN: 0880010460
Essays discuss modern poetry and writers such as Robert Lowell, James Wright, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Creeley, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Czeslaw Milosz
To Be the Poet
To Be the Poet
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674007913
The author of The Woman Warrior presents a first collection of poetry, which is based on her 2000 delivery of the William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard and which explores her quest to become a poet while inviting her muse to assist in her endeavor. (Literature)