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Anthology for Creative Writers A Garden of Forking Paths

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ISBN-10: 0131135015

ISBN-13: 9780131135017

Edition: 2007

Authors: Beth Anstandig, Eric Killough

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List price: $133.32
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

An Introduction to the Text
More Than Just the Truth: Creative Nonfiction
Discussion of the Genre
A Quintessential: "The Undertaking"
Reading Selections
"The Ninth Tuesday: We Talk About How Love Goes On"
"Borrrinnng!"
"Tortoises"
"101 Ways to Cook Hamburger"
"A Woman in April"
"Austin to Tucson: Hitting the Road"
from Fierce Attachments
"To Read Fiction"
"Eat or Die"
"Walking"
"Home Debut"
from The Liars' Club
"American Things"
"The Creatures on My Mind"
"Children in the Woods"
"On Being a Cripple"
from The Same River Twice
"Not a Butterfly"
"The Youth in Asia"
"Shooting Dad"
Catalysts
The Autobiographical Object
Pushing a Metaphor to Its Limits
Finding Humor in Heartache
Telling Tales: Short Fiction
Discussion of the Genre
A Quintessential: "A Private Landscape"
Reading Selections
"In the Box Called Pleasure"
"Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Woodstock"
"A Shower of Gold"
"Bigfoot Stole My Wife"/"I Am Bigfoot"
"The Quilt Maker"
"The Little Knife"
"Beyond Lies the Wub"
"Prediction"
"Who's Irish?"
"Work"
"The Story of Two Dogs"
"Lust"
"Pet Fly"
"Brownies"
"Friends"
"Talking Dog"
"Strays"
"The First Year of My Life"
"How Was It, Really?"
Catalysts
Sitting on a Bench
A Fish out of Water
Mind Traveling: A Solitary Adventure
Making Lines: Poetry
Discussion of the Genre
A Quintessential: "Thinking About the Poet Larry Levis One Afternoon in Late May"
Reading Selections
"Love's That Simple"
"These Green-Going-to-Yellow"
"This Moment"
"I Entered a House"
"Interval with Erato"
"Of Distress Being Humiliated by the Classical Chinese Poets"
"11/10 again"
"Libation"
"For Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965"
"The Fall"
"The Building I Live In Is Tipping Over"
"Each Bird Walking"
"Against the Rest of the Year"
"Tear It Down"
"This Cartography"
"Being Pharaoh"
"The Letter"
"Rooster"
"AIDS"
"The Kingdom"
"Jet"
"Counting in Chinese"
"At eighty I change my view"
"The Veil"
"To an Unknown Poet"
"The Misunderstanding"
"Poem to a Jazz Man"
"Believing in Iron"
"Day of Foreboding"
"The Poem Returning as an Invisible Wren to the World"
"The Man Inside the Chipmunk Suit"
"The Swine Who's Eclipsed Me"
"A Happy Childhood"
"Three Boats"
"Poetry"
"Blood"
"Amends"
"I Have a Horse"
"Transfer"
"About Night"
"Dream Broker"
"Not Very Loud"
"Silences: A Dream of Governments"
"Anniversary of Myself"
"Cold Glow: Icehouses"
"Only the crossing counts"
"Desert Footage: Three Dissolves"
Catalysts
In Search of the Image
The Narrative Poem
The Newspaper Poem
Evolving Worlds and Disoriented Words: Experimental Writing
Discussion of the Genre
A Quintessential: "The Colonel"
Reading Selections
"Survivors"
"That Changes Everything"
"Cinema Verite"
"The Glass Mountain"
"The Meat Epitaph"
"Sister Francetta and the Pig Baby"
"The True Story of Mr. and Mrs. Wong"
"Hard Surface Road"
"This Condition"
"Flying"
"Ape and Coffee"
"The Poet's Husband"
"Babe Ruth Pointing"
"Girl"
"Travelling Music"
"Fear: Four Examples"
"Cows in Trouble"
"The Halo"
"Changing the Channel"
"Primary Sources"
"7 or 8 Things I Know About Her-A Stolen Biography"
"A Word Is Coming Up ..."
"Pumpkins"
"Murder, Mystery"
from Dimestore Alchemy
"The Ship in Yokohama"
"Morning News"
"Distance from Loved Ones"
"Sleep"
"The Poet Grows Older"
"Four About Metaphysics"
Catalysts
This Is Just to Say: The Poem Disguised as a Letter
The Interrupted Radio Broadcast: The Nonfiction Collage
In the Midst: Short-Shorts, Flash Fiction, and Prose Poems
The Mapmaker's Unmade Map: Writing About Writing
Discussion of the Genre
A Quintessential: "Memory and Imagination"
Reading Selections
"A Poem Is a Walk"
"So Long Ago"
"Shame and Forgetting in the Information Age"
"Poetic Form: A Personal Encounter"
"Borges and I"
"The Reach of Imagination"
"Don't Just Sit There: Writing as a Polymorphous Perverse Pleasure"
"Marketing Memory"
"Still Life with Oysters and Lemon"
"Portrait of the Writer as a Fat Man: Some Subjective Ideas or Notions on the Care and Feeding of Prose Poems"
"Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird: The Psychic Origins of Poetic Form"
"Poetry and the Mind of Concentration"
"Writing off the Subject"
"My Grandmother on My Shoulder"
"A Note on Prose, Verse, and the Line"
"Language, Power, and Dream"
"I Am Writing Blindly"
"Tell Me a Story"
"A Way of Writing"
"Writing with the Body"
Catalysts
Gift Memories: A Meditative Essay on the Recollection of Borrowed Images
The First House of Memory: Images in Hiding
I and I: Addressing the Self
Index