The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

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Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803259782

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

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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.

Valentines

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Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803217706

Category: Poetry

Page: 47

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For Valentine?s Day 1986, Ted Kooser wrote ?Pocket Poem? and sent the tender, thoughtful composition to fifty women friends, starting an annual tradition that would persist for the next twenty-one years. Printed on postcards, the poems were mailed to a list of recipients that eventually grew to more than 2,500 women all over the United States. Valentines collects Kooser?s twenty-two years of Valentine?s Day poems, complemented with illustrations by Robert Hanna and a new poem appearing for the first time. ø Kooser?s valentine poems encompass all the facets of the holiday: the traditional hearts and candy, the brilliance and purity of love, the quiet beauty of friendship, and the bittersweetness of longing. Some of the poems use the word valentine, others do not, but there is never any doubt as to the purpose of Kooser?s creations.

A Study Guide for Ted Kooser's "Delights and Shadows"

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410344088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Ted Kooser's "Delights and Shadows," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser

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Author: Mary K. Stillwell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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Like a flash of lightning it came to him—the unathletic high school student Ted Kooser saw a future as a famous poet that promised everything: glory, immortality, a bohemian lifestyle (no more doing dishes, no more cleaning his room), and, particularly important to the lonely teenager, girls! Unlike most kids with a sudden ambition, Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and thirteenth poet laureate of the United States, made good on his dream. But glory was a long time coming, and along the way Kooser lived the life that has made his poetry what it is, as deeply grounded in family, work, and the natural world as it is attuned to the nuances of language. Just as so much of Kooser’s own writing weaves geography, history, and family stories into its measures, so does this first critical biography consider the poet’s work and life together: his upbringing in Iowa, his studies in Nebraska with poet Karl Shapiro as mentor, his career in insurance, his family life, his bout with cancer, and, always, his poetry. Combining a fine appreciation of Kooser’s work and life, this book finally provides a fuller and more complex picture of a writer who, perhaps more than any other, has brought the Great Plains and the Midwest, lived large and small, into the poetry of our day.

Writer's Digest University

Everything You Need to Write and Sell Your Work

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Author: Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599632616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, a CD featuring recorded live webinars with industry professionals, an all-access pass to WritersMarket.com, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience level. This one-stop resource contains: Quick and comprehensive answers to common questions including: "How do I write a successful novel?" and "How do I know if self-publishing is right for me?" Instruction and examples for formatting and submitting fiction, nonfiction, articles, children's writing, scripts, and verse. Advanced instruction on business-related issues like marketing and publicity, using social media, freelancing for corporations, keeping finances in order, and setting the right price for your work. A detailed look at what agents want and how to get one that best fits your needs. Market listings for publishers and agents open to unsolicited work and new writers, contests and awards, and conferences and workshops. A CD with recordings of 4 popular WD webinars: How Do I Get My Book Published?, How to Land a Literary Agent, How Writers Can Succeed in the Future of Digital Publishing, and Freelance Basics.* A scratch-off code that gives you a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com and a 20% discount on the WritersDigestUniversity.com course of your choice.* Get started now with everything you need to build a thriving writing career. Whether you're starting from scratch or have a bit of experience, you'll find the tools you need for success. *PLEASE NOTE: CDs and one-year subscription are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.

The Blizzard Voices

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Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803259638

Category: Poetry

Page: 50

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A collection of poems written from the voices of survivors of the January 1888 Nebraska blizzard.

The Wheeling Year

A Poet's Field Book

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Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803249705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 83

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"A short, accessible set of prose observations about nature, place, and time, arranged (like Local Wonders) according to the calendar year"--

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

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Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

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Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Writing Brave and Free

Encouraging Words for People who Want to Start Writing

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Author: Ted Kooser,Steve Cox

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803278325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

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Sometimes setting pen to paper requires bravery, and writing well means breaking free of the rules learned in school. Liberating and emboldening the beginning writer are the goals of Ted Kooser and Steve Cox in this spirited book of practical wisdom that brings to bear decades of invaluable experience in writing, teaching, editing, and publishing. Unlike ?how to write? books that dwell on the angst and the agony of the trade, Writing Brave and Free is upbeat and accessible. The focus here is the work itself: how to get started and how to keep going, and never is heard a discouraging word such as ?no,? ?not,? or ?never.? Because of the wealth of their experience, the authors can offer the sort of practical publishing advice that novices need and yet rarely find. Organized in brief, user-friendly chapters?on everything from sensory details to a work environment, from creating suspense to revising and taking criticism?the book allows aspiring (and practicing) writers to dip in anywhere and find something of value.

Management von Kunstgalerien

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Author: Magnus Resch

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839428971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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Was macht eine Galerie erfolgreich? Über das Management von Galerien ist nur wenig bekannt. Wie machen Galerien richtig Marketing? Wo schlummern versteckte Umsatzpotenziale? Und welche Kundengruppe ist die attraktivste? Mit einer umfassenden Forschungsarbeit analysiert der promovierte Betriebswirt Magnus Resch das Innenleben von Galerien. Direkt, anschaulich und begleitet von vielen Beispielen beschreibt er einen neuen Ansatz zum Management von Galerien. Nicht zuletzt die eigene Erfahrung des Autors, der mit 20 Jahren eine Galerie gründete und heute Internet-Startups hochzieht, verleiht dem Band Überzeugungskraft und eine frische Note.

Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide

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Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210861

Category: Best books

Page: 1456

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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

What's Up Doc?

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

Page: N.A

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Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

Finding Your Voice Through the Craft of Poetry

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Author: Sandford Lyne

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402208447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Writing Poetry from the Inside Out In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can--and should--write poetry. In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and surprises of writing poetry, and his methods and insights will help you tap into your own unique voice and perpesctive to compose poems of your own in as little as a few minutes. Whether you are an experienced writer looking for new techniques and sources of inspiration or a novice poet who has never written a poem in your life, Writing Poetry from the Inside Out will help you to craft the poems you?ve always longed to write. Sandford Lyne has led poetry writing workshops across the country for the last twenty years. His poems have been published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares 7, Poetry East, Louisiana Literature, and Louisiana Review. He lives outside Lafayette, Louisiana.