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Singing School Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters

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ISBN-10: 0393050688

ISBN-13: 9780393050684

Edition: 2013

Authors: Robert E. Pinsky

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“There are no rules”: these are Robert Pinsky’s first words in Singing School, a title taken from William Butler Yeats’s “Sailing to Byzantium”:“Nor is there singing school but studying / Monuments of its own magnificence.” Instead of rules or recipes, this collection proposes that attention to great poetry is the best path to fresher, more pleasurable writing and reading.Pinsky’s headnotes for each of the 80 poems and his brief introductions to each section take a practical, even technical approach: encouraging the reader to read poems with informed pleasure and a sharp interest in the craft. He cites William Carlos Williams’s “Fine Work with Pitch and Copper” as a model for music in plain…    
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 0.59" wide x 0.86" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English