A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook

Paperback
Pub. price: $14.99

ISBN10: 0156724006 ISBN13: 9780156724005 Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Jan 1 1995 Pages: 130 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space.

"Mary Oliver would probably never admit to anything so grandiose as an effort to connect the conscious mind and the heart (that's what she says poetry can do), but that is exactly what she accomplishes in this stunning little handbook."--Los Angeles Times
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