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Night Errands: How Poets Use Dreams

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Book News Annotation:

Twenty-six contemporary poets share their work and reveal connections between their dreams and their poetry. Includes b&w photos of contributors. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Night Errands is an anthology comprising personal essays and accompanying poems by more than two dozen contemporary American poets. It is the first collection to focus specifically on the messages the subconscious sends nightly to poets, and the ways such communications affect their work. The book is based on the premise that dreams and poetry are intimately related, and in fact, parallel languages. Both rely on compression, juxtaposition, deep imagery, and ambiguity to create a charged atmosphere and unearth buried truths.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822940777
Subtitle:
How Poets Use Dreams
Editor:
Townley, Roderick
Other:
Townley, Rod
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location:
Pittsburgh :
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Subject:
Dreams in literature.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 239-240.
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.30x6.27x.89 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Night Errands is an anthology comprising personal essays and accompanying poems by more than two dozen contemporary American poets. It is the first collection to focus specifically on the messages the subconscious sends nightly to poets, and the ways such communications affect their work. The book is based on the premise that dreams and poetry are intimately related, and in fact, parallel languages. Both rely on compression, juxtaposition, deep imagery, and ambiguity to create a charged atmosphere and unearth buried truths.
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