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Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer called 'one of the most passionate, energetic and honest poets living,' was that rare phenomenon'"a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Townis Hugo"s classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all 'directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems.' From pieces that include 'Writing off the Subject' and 'How Poets Make a Living,' anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo"s playful and profound insights into the mysteries of literary creation.

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"Richard Hugo's free-swinging, go-for-it remarks on poetry and the teaching of poetry are exactly what are needed in classrooms and in the world."--James Dickey

Synopsis:

Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters--a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo's sayd, playful, profound insights and advice concerning the mysteries of literary creation.

About the Author

was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. He received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393309331
Subtitle:
Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
Author:
Hugo, Richard
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Poetics
Copyright:
Series Volume:
292
Publication Date:
19920817
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Richard Hugo's free-swinging, go-for-it remarks on poetry and the teaching of poetry are exactly what are needed in classrooms and in the world."--James Dickey
"Synopsis" by , Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters--a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo's sayd, playful, profound insights and advice concerning the mysteries of literary creation.
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