A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry


Author: Gregory Orr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3472

An innovative and accessible guide to poetry-writing by an award-winning poet and beloved professor of poetry. A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides the young poet toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in his or her life, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way. Using such poems as Theodore Roethke’s "My Papa’s Waltz" and Robert Hayden’s "Those Winter Sundays," the Primer encourages young writers to approach their "thresholds"—those places where disorder meets order, where shaping imagination can turn language into urgent and persuasive poems. It provides the poet with more than a dozen focused writing exercises and explains essential topics such as the personal and cultural threshold; the four forces that animate poetic language (naming, singing, saying, imagining); tactics of revision; ecstasy and engagement as motives for poetry; and how to locate and learn from our personal poetic forebears.

Exam Prep for: A Primer for Poets & Readers of Poetry


Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications


Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 7786

Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Primer for Poets & Readers of Poetry Items include highly probable exam items: Cosmopolitanism, Irish Republican Army, World Meteorological Organization, Second World, Geneva Convention, Democratic peace theory, Overpopulation, Bailout, Slavery, and more.

The Blessing

A Memoir


Author: Gregory Orr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781571313867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8403

Hailed on its original publication as "eloquent testimony to the engaging power of art in a man's life" (Washington Post), this deeply moving memoir, long out of print, is reissued with an illuminating new afterword.

The Secret Life of Poems

A Poetry Primer


Author: Tom Paulin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571264042

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 8508

The Secret Life of Poems is a primer which offers a poem - or on occasion an excerpt - succeeding with commentary in which rhythm, form, metre and sources are the order of the day, not ethical commentary or descriptive paraphrase. This brief engagement with forty-seven poems is intended for students and readers of poetry, and seeks to explain how poetry works by bringing into view the hidden order of specific poems.

ABC of Reading


Author: Ezra Pound

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811218931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 9546

In celebration of what would have been Ezra Pound's 125th birthday comes a new edition of the author's classic book about the meaning of literature, now with a new introduction. Reissue.

The Poetry of Charles Olson

A Primer


Author: Thomas F. Merrill

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874131963

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

View: 347

A Little Primer of Tu Fu


Author: David Hawkes

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9629968991

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 1381

The deepest and most varied of the Tang Dynasty poets, Tu Fu (Du Fu) is, in the words of David Hinton, the “first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature.” Tu Fu merged the public and the private, often in the same poem, as his subjects ranged from the horrors of war to the delights of friendship, from closely observed landscapes to remembered dreams, from the evocation of historical moments to a wry lament over his own thinning hair. Although Tu Fu has been translated often, and often brilliantly, David Hawkes’s classic study, first published in 1967, is the only book that demonstrates in depth how his poems were written. Hawkes presents thirty-five poems in the original Chinese, with a pinyin transliteration, a character-by-character translation, and a commentary on the subject, the form, the historical background, and the individual lines. There is no other book quite like it for any language: a nuts-and-bolts account of how Chinese poems in general, and specifically the poems of one of the world’s greatest poets, are constructed. It’s an irresistible challenge for readers to invent their own translations.

Of Poetry and Song

Approaches to the Nineteenth-century Lied


Author: Jürgen Thym

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580460550

Category: Music

Page: 450

View: 6552

Interdisciplinary studies of some of the greatest examples of German art song by major scholars in musicology and German literature.

T. S. Eliot

The Contemporary Reviews


Author: Jewel Spears Brooker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 4429

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential poets of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot was also extremely prolific. T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews is a testament to both these aspects of Eliot's work. In it, Jewel Spears Brooker presents the most comprehensive gathering of newspaper and magazine reviews of Eliot's work ever assembled. It includes reviews from both American and British journals. Brooker expands on the major themes of the reviews and shows how the reviews themselves influenced not only Eliot, but also literary history in the twentieth century.

The poem's heartbeat

a manual of prosody


Author: Alfred Corn

Publisher: Story Line Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

View: 6901

Offers practical advice on how to write poety, and discusses line, rhythm, meter, and diction