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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I was determined not to be a sheep (or a goat?): I was going to be prepared! This book is amazingly detailed for a basic introduction and extremely useful for reading, writing, and talking about many different kinds of poems. A Poetry Handbook not only spared me public humiliation in college, it also gave me a lasting understanding of the mechanics of poetry.
Recommended by Alexis, Powells.com

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Publisher 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. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space.

Review:

"Stunning." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Mary Oliver is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her books include Red Bird; Our World; Thirst; Blue Iris; New and Selected Poems, Volume One; and New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. She has also published five books of prose, including Rules for the Dance and, most recently, Long Life. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156724005
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Versification
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
English poetry -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
English language -- Versification.
Subject:
American poetry -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1101
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I was determined not to be a sheep (or a goat?): I was going to be prepared! This book is amazingly detailed for a basic introduction and extremely useful for reading, writing, and talking about many different kinds of poems. A Poetry Handbook not only spared me public humiliation in college, it also gave me a lasting understanding of the mechanics of poetry.

"Review" by , "Stunning."
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