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Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry

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“One of the best-read men in the Western world” is how Poetry Review describes Irish poet-critic Dennis O’Driscoll. Quote Poet Unquote, his compilation of contemporary quotations on all things poetry-related, proves that judgment spot on. The book grew out of O’Driscoll’s column “Pickings and Choosings” for Poetry Ireland Review, and contains nearly two thousand smart sayings obsessively gleaned from six hundred sources—including powerhouse critics, prize-winning poets, world leaders, and newspaper headlines. The voices in this volume are by turns provocative, deadpan, humorous, and inspirational:

“If you dribble past five defenders, it isn’t called sheer prose.”—Tom Leonard

“I do not give the honorific name of ‘poetry’ to the primitive and the unaccomplished.”—Helen Vendler, The New York Times

“I started a PhD in English at the University of Chicago because I loved poetry—which I now realize is like saying I studied vivisection because I loved dogs.”—Michael Donaghy, Verse

Organized by headings as forthright as “What Is It Anyway?” as playful as “Prose and Cons” and “No, Thanks” (on bad poetry), this collection is both a reference work and a supremely entertaining take on the poetry world. Quote Poet Unquote offers incontrovertible evidence—thousands of pieces of it—that poetry, and the passionate discourse it generates, is alive and kicking.

Dennis O’Driscoll, former editor of Poetry Ireland Review, is the author of seven books of poetry and a collection of essays. He lives in Ireland.

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A teeming mosaic of provocative one-liners and chewy ruminations on the art and practice of poetry.

Synopsis:

Poetry. "One of the best-read men in the Western world" is how Poetry Review describes Irish poet-critic Dennis O'Driscoll. QUOTE POET UNQUOTE, his compilation of contemporary quotations on all things poetry-related, proves that judgment spot on. The book grew out of O'Driscoll's column "Pickings and Choosings" for Poetry Ireland Review, and contains nearly two thousand smart sayings obsessively gleaned from six hundred sources--including powerhouse critics, prize-winning poets, world leaders, and newspaper headlines. Organized by headings as forthright as "What Is It Anyway?" as playful as "Prose and Cons" and "No, Thanks" (on bad poetry), this collection is both a reference work and a supremely entertaining take on the poetry world. QUOTE POET UNQUOTE offers incontrovertible evidence--thousands of pieces of it--that poetry, and the passionate discourse it generates, is alive and kicking.

About the Author

Dennis O'Driscoll is one of Ireland's most widely published and respected critics of poetry. He is the author of seven previous collections of poetry and one collection of essays. His awards include a Lannan Literary Award, the E.M. Forster Award, and the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. He lives in Co Kildare, Ireland.

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9781556592706
Author:
Odriscoll, Dennis
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Editor:
O'Driscoll, Dennis
Author:
O'Driscoll, Dennis
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Author:
Driscoll, Dennis
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Dennis O
Author:
Driscoll
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.02x6.23x.97 in. .99 lbs.

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A teeming mosaic of provocative one-liners and chewy ruminations on the art and practice of poetry.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. "One of the best-read men in the Western world" is how Poetry Review describes Irish poet-critic Dennis O'Driscoll. QUOTE POET UNQUOTE, his compilation of contemporary quotations on all things poetry-related, proves that judgment spot on. The book grew out of O'Driscoll's column "Pickings and Choosings" for Poetry Ireland Review, and contains nearly two thousand smart sayings obsessively gleaned from six hundred sources--including powerhouse critics, prize-winning poets, world leaders, and newspaper headlines. Organized by headings as forthright as "What Is It Anyway?" as playful as "Prose and Cons" and "No, Thanks" (on bad poetry), this collection is both a reference work and a supremely entertaining take on the poetry world. QUOTE POET UNQUOTE offers incontrovertible evidence--thousands of pieces of it--that poetry, and the passionate discourse it generates, is alive and kicking.
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