Writing Poems

ISBN-10: 0321858700
ISBN-13: 9780321858702
Edition: 8th 2012
List price: $83.07
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Description: The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems, 8/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works.

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Book details

List price: $83.07
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems, 8/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works.

Before Designing the Course: A Preface to the Teacher
Starting Out: An Introduction
Word Magic
Diction
Syntax
Pruning and Weeding
Clarity, Obscurity, and Ambiguity
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Barter
Mule Hour
Terrance Hayes
Famous
Naomi Shihab Nye
Abstraction
Reading Sonnevi On A Tuesday Night
Form
Verse
Line
Form
Balance
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
the rites for Cousin Vit
Gwendolyn Brooks
Po]Tolka (Prague)
Form
Heather Mchugh
What The Mosquito Gives
Traveling Through The Dark
Unconditional Election
Making the Line (I)
Meter
Stress
Speech, Rhythm, and the Line
Line Length
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Sisyphus
Signs
What We Know About Ghost Images
Eva Braun at Berchtesgaden
Victoria Chang
Her Web
Erin Belieu
One Art
Making the Line (II)
Longer Lines
Lines of Mixed Length
Shorter Lines
Syllabics
Prose Poems
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Meanwhile
Richard Siken
Balloons
Sylvia Plath
Don't Look Back
Kay Ryan
The Guides
the fever
Gruss
the Sound (and Look) of Sense
Visible Form
Repetition
Alliteration and Assonance
Rhyme
Onomatopoeia
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Dear Petrarch
Cate Marvin
Do Not Disturb
Mary Ruefle
Reapers
Jean Toomer
January II
Charles Wright
After the Trial
Weldon Kees
Content
Subject Matter
Subjects and Objects
Memory
Imagery
Resonant Detail
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Bitch
The Man. His Bowl. His Raspberries.
Claudia Rankine
The Tropics in New York
Chrysanthemums
Spencer Reece
The Beautician
Thom Gunn
Metaphor
Figuratively Speaking
A Name for Everything
Pattern and Motif
Conceits
Metaphoric Implication
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
The Empire in the Air
My Arms
Paul Guest
Rowing
The Way Things Work
Blue
Reginald Shepherd
Tale, Teller, and Tone
Narration, Pacing, and Tense
Persona
Point of View
Tone
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Personals
[writing for a young man on the redline train: "to his boy mistress"]
D.A. Powell
Bleeder
Winter
Marie Ponsot
The Wood-Pile
Robert Frost
the Mysteries of Language
The Sense of Nonsense
The Logic of the Analogic
Ordinary Strangeness
Translation
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Hunger
Remember the Trains?
Martha Collins
A Hunger So Honed
Tracy K. Smith
Everything
Srikanth Reddy
The Moon
jaime sabines
Process
Finding the Poem
Imitation and Models
Sources and "Truth"
Emotion and Thought
Getting into Words
Keeping a Poem Going
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
The Other Cold War
Adrian Blevins
Realism
Off-Season at the Edge of the World
Visitation
Kathy Fagan
Song
Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Devising and Revising
Exploring
Focusing
Shaping
Creating Community
Submitting Your Work
Questions and Suggestions
Poems to Consider
Workshop
Billy Collins
Immediate Revision
Chase Twichell
Muse
The Next Poem
Dana Gioia
Winter Conception
Eleanor Wilner
Questions for Discussing and Revising Poetry
A Brief Glossary of Forms
Acknowledgments
Index of Authors and Titles
Index of Terms

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