The Poetry Handbook

The Poetry Handbook
Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0199265380
ISBN 13: 9780199265381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Handbook Book Review:

The Poetry Handbook is a lucid and entertaining guide to the poet's craft, and an invaluable introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry, from metre to gender, offer a wide-ranging general account, and end by looking at two or three poems from a small group (including works by Donne, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), to build up sustained analytical readings.Thorough and compact, with notes and quotations supplemented by detailed reference to the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a companion website with texts, links, and further discussion, The Poetry Handbook is indispensable for all school and undergraduate students of English. A final chapter addresses examinations of all kinds, and sample essays by undergraduates are posted on the website. Critical and scholarly terms are italicised and clearly explained, both in the text and in acomplete glossary; the volume also includes suggestions for further reading.The first edition, widely praised by teachers and students, showed how the pleasures of poetry are heightened by rigorous understanding and made that understanding readily available. This second edition -- revised, expanded, updated, and supported by a new companion website - confirm The Poetry Handbook as the best guide to poetry available in English.

A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780156724005
ISBN 13: 0156724006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Poetry Handbook Book Review:

Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1001465999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rules for the Dance

Rules for the Dance
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780395850862
ISBN 13: 039585086X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for the Dance Book Review:

An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1131452809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms

The Teachers   Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms
Author: Ron Padgett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110176000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms Book Review:

A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1992-11-10
ISBN 10: 1349223980
ISBN 13: 9781349223985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem
Author: Edward Hirsch
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999-03-22
ISBN 10: 9780547543727
ISBN 13: 0547543727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Poem Book Review:

"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 constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.

Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy
Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0307559122
ISBN 13: 9780307559128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poemcrazy Book Review:

Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

Strange Terrain

Strange Terrain
Author: Alice B. Fogel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780980167252
ISBN 13: 0980167256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Terrain Book Review:

Poetry. Reference. Criticism. Poet, educator, and Poetry Foundation bestseller Alice B. Fogel has written the perfect book for those who feel uncomfortable with reading poetry. Divided into eight "steps," this "handbook" looks at such topics as shape, words, sound, images, and emotion. Fogel illustrates each step from her own poetry. "Great advice, good humor, excellent examples . . . and not textbooky. Playful and accessible, the continuing point that you don't have to 'get' poems to get them will ease a lot of minds. This is an important and mysterious subject-the reading of poetry. I learned a lot. Painlessly"--Rebecca Rule. The book is an essential resource for individuals, reading groups, teachers--even friends and families of poets who want to feel more comfortable with poetry.

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual
Author: Ted Kooser
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780803259782
ISBN 13: 0803259786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Home Repair Manual Book Review:

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend—a friend who is willing to share everything he’s learned about the art he’s spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

The Poet s Companion  A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
Author: Kim Addonizio,Dorianne Laux
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-22
ISBN 10: 0393340880
ISBN 13: 9780393340884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry Book Review:

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

The Book of Forms

The Book of Forms
Author: Lewis Turco
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781584650225
ISBN 13: 1584650222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms
Author: Alex Preminger,O. B. Hardison Jr.,Frank J. Warnke
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400857988
ISBN 13: 9781400857982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms Book Review:

This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories of poetry and the relationship of linguistics to poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Publsiher: New York : Funk & Wagnalls
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002915362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Handbook Book Review:

The classic reference work--an invaluable sourcebook for poets and readers

Don t Read Poetry

Don t Read Poetry
Author: Stephanie Burt
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 9780465094509
ISBN 13: 0465094503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Read Poetry Book Review:

An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike.

Blue Horses

Blue Horses
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 0698170040
ISBN 13: 9780698170049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Horses Book Review:

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

What Do We Know

What Do We Know
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2002-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780306809941
ISBN 13: 030680994X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Do We Know Book Review:

For the many admirers of Mary Oliver's dazzling poetry and luminous vision, as well as for those who may only now be discovering her work, What Do We Know will be a revelation and, in the words of Stanley Kunitz, "a blessing." These forty poems—of observing, of searching, of pausing, of astonishment, of giving thanks—embrace in every sense the natural world, its unrepeatable moments and its ceaseless cycles. Mary Oliver evokes unforgettable images—from one hundred white-sided dolphins on a summer day to bees that have memorized every stalk and leaf in a field—even as she reminds us, after Emerson, that "the invisible and imponderable is the sole fact."What was most wonderful?The sea, and its wide shoulders;the sea and its triangles;the sea lying back on its long athlete's spine.What did you think was happening?The green breast of the hummingbird;the eye of the pond;the wet face of the lily;the bright, puckered knee of the broken oak;the red tulip of the fox's mouth;the up-swing, the down-pour, the frayed sleeve of the first snow—so the gods shake us from our sleep.—from "Gratitude"

The Practicing Poet

The Practicing Poet
Author: Diane Lockward
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1947896083
ISBN 13: 9781947896086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ode Less Travelled

The Ode Less Travelled
Author: Stephen Fry
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 1407088432
ISBN 13: 9781407088433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ode Less Travelled Book Review:

If you can speak and read English, you can write poetry. The trick is knowing where to start. Stephen Fry, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.