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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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More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
by George Lakoff
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"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool... (read more)

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Claims for Poetry (Poets on Poetry)
Claims for Poetry (Poets on Poetry)
by Donald Hall
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A collection of essays by contemporary American poets on the subject of their art... (read more)

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Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words
Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words
by Susan Wooldridge
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Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge is a poet and teacher who conducts workshops privately, as well as in the California Poets in the Schools program. Her exuberant, critically acclaimed teaching guide takes instructors, writers, and general readers into the very... (read more)

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Ten Poems to Change Your Life
Ten Poems to Change Your Life
by Roger Housden
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Using works by poets ranging from Antonio Machado and Pablo Neruda to Galway Kinnell and Franz Kafka, Roger Housden presents each poem as a catalyst, then creates a text upon which the reader is invited to reflect more deeply.... (read more)

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Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Critics on Poetry (Reading Women Writing)
Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Critics on Poetry (Reading Women Writing)
by Yopie Prins
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Contributors here suggest new ways of thinking and writing about poetry in light of contemporary questions about history and identity. The book covers a range of time, geography, and genre, considering poets from antiquity to the present and drawing on a... (read more)

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The Emergence of the English Author: Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England
The Emergence of the English Author: Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England
by Kevin Pask
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The historical construction of authorship is of enormous interest to scholars and critics. Yet an important aspect of the historical emergence of the author--the literary biography or "life of the poet"--has received scant attention. In The Emergence of... (read more)

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Language of Life: A Festival of Poets
Language of Life: A Festival of Poets
by Bill Moyers
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"Poets live the lives all of us live," says Bill Moyers, "with one big difference. They have the power--the power of the word--to create a world of thoughts and emotions other can share. We only have to learn to listen." In a series... (read more)

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Green Thoughts, Green Shades
Green Thoughts, Green Shades
by Jonathan F S Post
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Green Thoughts, Green Shades is a strikingly original book, the first and only of its kind. Edited and introduced by noted seventeenth-century scholar Jonathan Post, it enlists the analytic and verbal power of some of today's most celebrated poets to... (read more)

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By Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry
By Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry
by Molly Mcquade
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Have women finally moved beyond the status of cultural outsiders to become full participants in American poetry and its criticism? In By Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry, contemporary women poets reconsider their art form on their own terms, and the results... (read more)

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More Poems from Both Sides of the Fence: Experiences of a Disabled Physician in Medicine
More Poems from Both Sides of the Fence: Experiences of a Disabled Physician in Medicine
by Beryl Lawn
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These short, accessible poems describe the experiences of the author as a practicing internist and (later) psychiatrist. Some allude to the responses of patients to a physician with an obvious physical disability. Others describe the reactions of... (read more)

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Versification: A Short Introduction
Versification: A Short Introduction
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Versification: A Short Introduction is written by one of Australia's most distinguished poets. The book discusses poetic meter, and may be the only source you need. McAuley devotes a short chapter to versification based on accent, syllable count, free... (read more)

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The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets
The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets
by Adam Kirsch
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This book reclaims the achievements of six American poets--Lowell, Bishop, Berryman, Jarrell, Schwartz, and Plath--by offering critical "biographies of the poetry."... (read more)

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Second Things
Second Things
by Daniel Tobin
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In the Harvard Review, critic Christopher Bock writes that ...Four Way Books is known for taking risks with aesthetically challenging and important work, and Tobin seems more ambitious than many of his contemporaries.... Second Things is Daniel Tobin's... (read more)

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Poetry Slam : the Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (00 Edition)
Poetry Slam : the Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (00 Edition)
by Gary Mex (ed.) Glazner
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One of the really cool elements about this thorough collection of slam celebrities are the many sidebar articles about the logistics and history of the slam. These articles include tips on how to memorize your work, how to do your own spoken word tour... (read more)

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The Homeplace: Poems
The Homeplace: Poems
by Marilyn Nels Waniek
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Marilyn Nelson Waniek is a teller of family tales whose black roots in the South quickly embrace us all. Maybe best, Waniek has the full range of a blues singer's passion, from bitterness to joy, and she shows why in the right hands poetry's cry of the... (read more)

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Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830 (African Studies Series)
Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830 (African Studies Series)
by Peter T Murphy
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Contrasts different notions of the status of poetry in the work of MacPherson, Burns, Hogg, Scott, and Wordsworth.... (read more)

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Revaluation
Revaluation
by F R Leavis
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A scrutiny of verse from Donne to Keats, showing the main lines of development in the English tradition the essential structure. In this overview, Leavis has given us genuinely new judgements which are now part of our thinking.... (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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An Introduction to Poetry: The River Sings
An Introduction to Poetry: The River Sings
by Jeff Knorr
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Breaking barriers and cultivating a lifelong love of poetry, this practical guide to reading poetry is set up to provide a background in analyzing poems, applying literary theory, forming opinions and offers approaches to discussing and writing about... (read more)

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