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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)
by Frances Mayes
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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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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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The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction (Art Of...)
The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction (Art Of...)
by Dean Young
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In Dean Youngs sprawling and subversive first book of prose on poetry, imagination swerves into primitivism and surrealism and finally toward empathy. How can recklessness guide the poet, the artist, and the reader into art, and how can it excite in us a... (read more)

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How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry (Harvest Book)
How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry (Harvest Book)
by Edward Hirsch
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"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture-the... (read more)

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Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West
Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West
by Clare Cavanagh
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Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics explores the intersection of poetry, national life, and national identity in Poland and Russia, from 1917 to the present. As a corrective to recent trends in criticism, acclaimed translator and critic Clare Cavanagh... (read more)

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A Little Book on the Human Shadow
A Little Book on the Human Shadow
by Robert Bly
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Robert Bly, renowned poet and author of the ground-breaking bestseller Iron John, mingles essay and verse to explore the Shadow -- the dark side of the human personality -- and the importance of confronting it.... (read more)

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Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse
Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse
by John Hollander
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In his classic text, Rhyme's Reason, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In this substantially... (read more)

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English Elegy: Studies in the Genre from Spenser to Yeats
English Elegy: Studies in the Genre from Spenser to Yeats
by Peter M. Sacks
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In an award winning book of literary scholarship, Sacks explores the functions as well as forms of convention and provides an interpretive study of the elegy as a genre. "The English Elegy" is an ambitious and humane book, an eloquent work on the poetry... (read more)

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A Poet's Glossary
A Poet's Glossary
by Edward Hirsch
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A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirschs sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of... (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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Poetry: An Introduction
Poetry: An Introduction
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Flexible enough for any poetry course, this text is designed to make your students lifelong lovers of poetry. It combines classic poetry with todays hippest verse, mixing in delicious portions of contemporary life, humor, and universal themes. In-depth... (read more)

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The Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry
The Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry
by David Citino
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Featuring contributions from widely published and practicing poets who are also experienced teachers and presenters of poetry, The Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry provides students and other readers with invaluable practical... (read more)

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Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems
Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems
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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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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Blake's 'Jerusalem' as Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body
Blake's 'Jerusalem' as Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body
by Suzanne M Sklar
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Before etching Jerusalem William Blake wrote about creating 'the grandest poem that this world contains.' Blake's avowed intention in constructing the work was to move readers from a solely rational way of being (called Ulro) to one that is highly... (read more)

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Whitman's Wild Children: Portraits of Thirteen Poets
Whitman's Wild Children: Portraits of Thirteen Poets
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In "Whitman's Wild Children", Neelie Cherkovski looks at eleven contemporary beat poets -- Michael McClure, Charles Bukowski, John Wieners, James Broughton, Philip Lamantia, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, William Everson, Gregory Corso, Harold Norse, and... (read more)

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Into a Light Both Brilliant and Unseen: Conversations with Contemporary Black Poets
Into a Light Both Brilliant and Unseen: Conversations with Contemporary Black Poets
by Malin Pereira
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Malin Pereira’s collection of eight interviews with leading contemporary African American poets offers an in-depth look at the cultural and aesthetic perspectives of the post–Black Arts Movement generation. This volume includes... (read more)

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The Art of Description: World Into Word (Art Of...)
The Art of Description: World Into Word (Art Of...)
by Mark Doty
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“It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see,” Mark Doty begins. “But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings of desire stirring in... (read more)

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The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song (Art Of...)
The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song (Art Of...)
by Ellen Voigt
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With intelligence and precision, Ellen Bryant Voigt parses out the deft and alluring shape of poetic language in The Art of Syntax. Through brilliant readings of poems by Bishop, Frost, Kunitz, Lawrence, and others, Voigt examines the signature musical... (read more)

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One for the Money (12 Edition)
One for the Money (12 Edition)
by 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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