Walking Light Memoirs and Essays on Poetry

ISBN-10: 1929918003
ISBN-13: 9781929918003
Edition: 2001 (Expanded)
Authors: Stephen Dunn
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Committed to exploring the role of poetry and poets in our culture, Stephen Dunn provides new, expanded versions of the essays originally published by W. W. Norton in 1993, now out of print. In Walking Light, Dunn discusses the relationship between art and sport, the role of imagination in writing poetry, and the necessity for surprise and discovery when writing a poem. Humorous, intelligent and accessible, Walking Light is a book that will appeal to writers, readers, and teachers of poetry. Stephen Dunn is the author of eleven collection of poetry. He teaches writing and literature at the Richard Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey, and lives in Port Republic, New Jersey.

Stephen Dunn is the author of seventeen poetry collections, including What Goes On: New and Selected Poems 1995-2009 and, most recently, Here and Now. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Different Hours. He has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton College, he lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

At the Crossroads: An Introduction
Stepping Out
Bringing the Strange Home
The Good and Not So Good
Basketball and Poetry: The Two Richies
Some Reflections on the Abstract and the Wise
Gambling: Remembrances and Assertions
Complaint, Complicity, Outrage and Composition
A History of My Silence
Artifice and Sincerity
The Truth: a Memoir
Alert Lovers, Hidden Sides, and Ice Travelers: Notes on Poetic Form and Energy
The Poet as Teacher: Vices and Virtues
Journal Notes
Touching the Leper's Hand: Possibilities of Affirmation
Poets, Poetry, and the Spiritual
The Hand Reaching Into the Crowd: James Wright's Grace and the 1993 World Series
Experience, Imagination, and the Poet as Fictionist
Poetry and Manners
Love's Artifice and Fernando Pessoa
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index

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