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What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World
What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World
by Robert Hass
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An evocative and captivating collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography—with accompanying photos throughout—from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Robert Hass Renowned for his magisterial verse, Robert... (read more)

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My Poets
My Poets
by Maureen N Mclane
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A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetrys uniquely seductive spell “Oh! there are spirits of the air,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book, Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and... (read more)

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A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver
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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
by David Orr
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Contemporary poetry may seem like a foreign country you've barely visited and wouldn't dream of living in. Beautiful & Pointless, however, reveals how to accept the foreignness of poetry in the same way we accept the strange delights of a place we're... (read more)

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Romanticism and Consciousness: Essays in Criticism
Romanticism and Consciousness: Essays in Criticism
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The Virtues of Poetry
The Virtues of Poetry
by James Longenbach
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An illuminating look at the many forms of poetrys essential excellence by James Longenbach, a writer with “an ear as subtle and assured as any American poet now writing” (John Koethe) “This book proposes some of the virtues to which... (read more)

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Re-Reading Poets: The Life of the Author (Pitt Comp Literacy Culture)
Re-Reading Poets: The Life of the Author (Pitt Comp Literacy Culture)
by Paul Kameen
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In Re-reading Poets, Paul Kameen offers a deep reflection on the importance of poets and poetry to the reader. Through his historical, philosophical, scholarly, and personal commentary on select poems, Kameen reveals how these works have helped him form... (read more)

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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems (Harvest Original)
The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems (Harvest Original)
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Long before she fell in love with Tuscany, Frances Mayes fell in love with poetry. The author of five poetry collections, she was also a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University. In this accessible field guide, Mayes invites... (read more)

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Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry
Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry
by Stephen Burt
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Essays and critical writings on contemporary poetry by Stephen Burt, “the finest critic of his generation” (Lucie Brock-Broido) Stephen Burts Close Calls with Nonsense provokes readers into the elliptical worlds of Rae Armantrout, Paul... (read more)

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On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word
On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word
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"If Leighton's ability to embody what she also articulates is one source of her study's power, the other is her willingness to risk being passionate about art that is always different from what is human yet indissolubly tied to it."-The Journal of Pre... (read more)

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The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1993... (read more)

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Break, Blow, Burn
Break, Blow, Burn
by Camille Paglia
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Camille Paglia is a top-notch analyst, and she'll introduce you to poems, poets, and ideas for how to see the written word in new and exciting ways.... (read more)

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One for the Money: The Sentence as a Poetic Form, a Poetry Workshop Handbook and Anthology
One for the Money: The Sentence as a Poetic Form, a Poetry Workshop Handbook and Anthology
by Gary Young
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The one-sentence poem has proven to be a compelling and persistent poetic device through the ages. This anthology offers strategies and prompts for using the single sentence as a principle of poetic structure, a rhetorical tool, and a stimulus. The book... (read more)

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Boundary #02: American Poetry After 1975
Boundary #02: American Poetry After 1975
by Charles Bernstein
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This issue offers a wide-ranging survey of poetic practice in the United States since the mid-1970s. Comprising scholarship, essays, and poems, “American Poetry after 1975” brings together notable senior critics such as Al Filreis, Marjorie... (read more)

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By Heart: Reflections of a Rust Belt Bard
By Heart: Reflections of a Rust Belt Bard
by Philip Brady
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“This is a book that is sensible and smart. It throbs with life and style and the hard iron of living-the words beaten into tensile strength, all rust scoured into thought.” -Sam Pickering With a perfect balance of playfulness, humor, and... (read more)

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The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (Harvest Book)
The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (Harvest Book)
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New Poetics
New Poetics
by Mathew Timmons
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Poetry. A cross-referenced encyclopedia of all things New, Mathew Timmons's THE NEW POETICS challenges the prevailing obsession with the emergent and the reinvented by remaking The New itself in the image of the banal. Employing techniques of collage and... (read more)

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You Only Guide Me by Surprise: Poetry and the Dolphin's Turn (Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poet)
You Only Guide Me by Surprise: Poetry and the Dolphin's Turn (Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poet)
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The Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lectures on the Teaching of Poetry was established in 2003 in memory of a poet and an inspired teacher of poetry to children and to the underprivileged. She is also remembered for her generosity in support of actions... (read more)

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