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Poet's Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0393316548

ISBN-13: 9780393316544

Edition: 1997

Authors: Kim Addonizio, Dorianne Laux

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Kim Addonizio is the author of five poetry collections, includingTell Me, a National Book Award finalist. Herlatest collection is Lucifer at theStarlite.

Dorianne Laux is the author of four books of poetry. She has been the recipient of the Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina where she teaches poetry at North Carolina State University.

Introduction
Subjects for Writing
Writing and Knowing
The Family: Inspiration and Obstacle
Death and Grief
Writing the Erotic
The Shadow
Witnessing
Poetry of Place
The Poet's Craft
Images
Simile and Metaphor
The Music of the Line
Voice and Style
Stop Making Sense: Dreams and Experiments
Meter, Rhyme, and Form
Repetition, Rhythm, and Blues
More Repetition: Villanelle, Pantoum, Sestina
A Grammatical Excursion
The Energy of Revision
The Writing Life
Self-Doubt
Writer's Block
Writing in the Electronic Age
Getting Published
Twenty-Minute Writing Exercises
Books on Poetry and Writing
Anthologies for Further Reading
Finding Markets for Your Poems
More Resources for Writers
Credits
Index