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Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer's Vocation (Poets on Poetry)

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"It is this impulse to change the quality of experience that I recognize as central to creation. . . . Out of all that could be done, you choose one thing. What that one thing is, nothing else can tell you--you come at it over unmarked snow."

--William Stafford

A plain-spoken but eminently effective poet, the late William Stafford (1914-1993) has managed to shape part of the mainstream of American poetry by distancing himself from its trends and politics. Though his work has always inspired controversy, he was widely admired by students and poetry lovers as well as his own peers. His fascination with the process of writing joined with his love of the land and his faith in the teaching power of nature to produce a unique poetic voice in the last third of the twentieth century.

Crossing Unmarked Snow continues--in the tradition of Stafford's well-loved collections Writing the Australian Crawl and You Must Revise Your Life-- collecting prose and poetry on the writer's profession. The book includes reviews and reflections on poets from Theodore Roethke to Carolyn Forche, from May Sarton to Philip Levine; conversations on the making of poems; and a selection of Stafford's own poetry. The book also includes a section on the art of teaching, featuring interviews, writing exercises, and essays on the writer's vocation.

William Stafford authored more than thirty-five books of poetry and prose during his lifetime, including the highly acclaimed Writing the Australian Crawl: Views on the Writer's Vocation and You Must Revise Your Life.

Synopsis:

Essays, interviews, and poetry by revered poet and teacher William Stafford

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472066643
Editor:
Merchant, Paul; Wixon, Vincent
Editor:
Merchant, Paul
Editor:
Merchant, Paul
Editor:
Wixon, Vincent
Editor:
Merchant, Paul; Wixon, Vincent
Author:
Merchant, Paul
Author:
Wixon, Vincent
Author:
Stafford, William
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor :
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Stafford, William
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Poets on Poetry (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in

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