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The award-winning poet Carl Phillipss invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing

In six insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space for possibility and inquiry. What does it mean to give shapelessness a form? How can a poem explore both the natural world and the inner world? Phillips demonstrates the restless qualities of the imagination by reading and examining poems by Ashbery, Bogan, Frost, Niedecker, Shakespeare, and others, and by considering other art forms, such as photography and the blues. The Art of Daring is a lyrical, persuasive argument for the many ways that writing and living are acts of risk. “I think its largely the conundrum of being human that makes us keep making,” Phillips writes. “I think it has something to do with revision—how, not only is the world in constant revision, but each of us is, as well.”

About the Author

Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry, including Silverchest and Double Shadow, and a collection of essays, Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Art and Life of Poetry. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Risk, Restlessness, Imagination
Phillips, Carl
Graywolf Press
Writing Skills
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