Poetry Home Repair Manual Practical Advice for Beginning Poets
List price: $14.95
Buy it from $10.77
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of "The Poetry Home Repair Manual," Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets--aspiring or practicing--can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend--a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
|About This Book|
|A Poet's Job Description|
|Writing for Others|
|Don't Worry About the Rules|
|Rhyming, Ham Cubes, Prose Poems|
|Writing About Feelings|
|Can you Read Your Poem Through Your Poem?|
|Writing from Memory|
|Working with Detail|
|Fine Tuning Metaphors and Similes|
|Relax and Wait|
|Source References and Acknowledgments|