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Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry Poems, Poets, Process

ISBN-10: 0472052039

ISBN-13: 9780472052035

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eleanor Wilner, Maurice Manning

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The venture of this collection is to look, from the many vantages that the poets in this eclectic anthology chose to look, at what it was—knowing that a poem can’t be conceived in advance of its creation—that helped their poems to emerge or connected them over time; to see how the meticulous and the spontaneous come together in this process. If preexisting “subjects” or preordained endings are deadly, what kinds of materials, decisions, or intentions invite the imagination? What triggers what Linda Gregerson calls “that blessed ambush they used to call the Muse,” that self-renewing source that refreshes and enlarges vision?
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Introduction
How I Escaped from the Autobiographical Narrative of Crisis and Resolution and Discovered Oscar Wilde and the Tradition of Theatrical Repartee: A Tortured Tale of Psychiatry and Makeup Tips
Spill
Cadaver, Speak to Me
The Pressure of Reality
Transition: Some Thoughts on Pedagogy and the New Old Sound
Ambiguity's Haunted House
"Without Although, Without Because": Syntax and Buried Memory
Going Elsewhere
Cinematic Movement of Metropolis and Un Chien Andalou
Lyric Stories
Place, the Personal, and the Political: Connections
Lucky's Speech
The Grace of Accuracy
How Far Out It Goes
The Song Can Also Be a Story
No Elegies
Greco-Russianizing
Learning from Time 8C the Poem Itself
Rhyme and Quantity in Free Verse
Unplanned Sequences
The Expressive Use of Landscape
Honky Tankas
Sonnets, Holy and Unholy
Two Public Poems
Why Prose if Its a Poem?
Point of View
Needlework Poems
Process, After the Fact
A Romance with Information
The Necessary Fiction
Public Places, Night
The Reaches
Five Versions
Writing as an Act of Reading
Same Bird: New Song
Acknowledgments
Contributors