In the Palm of Your Hand The Poet's Portable Workshop

ISBN-10: 0884481492

ISBN-13: 9780884481492

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steve Kowit

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An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry, as well as for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft and write poems that expand their technical skills, excite their imaginations, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry.
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

A Few Words before Getting Started
How to Begin
I Couldn't Stop Watching
Little Poems in Prose
Shards of Memory: Playing With Time
Awful Poems
The Art of Revision
After-Glow: The Interior Music
Lonely as a Leftover Thumb: Figure and Image
Speeding Home in Reverse: The Controlling Metaphor
Myth, Legend, and Pop Icon
Family Secrets: The Poem as Photograph
Cut-Ups, Cross-Outs, and Ransom Notes
The House of Language
Flying Into Oneself: Dream Work and the Magical Image
Deranging the Senses: Automatic Writing And Ecstatic Poetics
Coils of Hardened Copper: The Modernist Revolution
Playing With Meter: The Measure of a Poem
A Lighthearted Look at Formal Structure: Limericks and Double Dactyls
More Pleasures of Form and Rhyme: Sonnets and Villanelles
A Cribsheet of English Meters
Line Breaks
The Body Politic
As Soon as These Blossoms Open: The Poetry of Love and Longing
Bodies Flaring in the Moonlight: The Poetry of Desire
Flower Burning in the Day: Poems of Loss
Into the Dazzling Void: Writing About the Natural World
Poetry and the Awakened Life
The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Poetry Workshops
Getting Your Poems into the World
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