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By Gregory Orr

ISBN-10: 0393253929

ISBN-13: 9780393253924

An cutting edge and obtainable consultant to poetry writing by means of an award-winning poet and loved professor.

A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry courses younger poets towards a deeper realizing of the way poetry can functionality of their lives, whereas additionally introducing the paintings in an exhilarating new means. Structuring the presentation from existence towards paintings, Orr urges poets to “turn worlds into phrases” after which provide these phrases a dramatic structure.

Using such poems as Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” and Robert Hayden’s “Those iciness Sundays,” the Primer encourages younger writers to procedure their “thresholds”—those locations the place disease meets order, the place shaping mind's eye can flip language into pressing and persuasive poems. It offers poets with a dozen targeted writing workouts and explains crucial issues akin to the private and cultural threshold, the 4 forces that animate poetic language (naming, making a song, asserting, imagining), strategies of revision, ecstasy and engagement as explanations for poetry, and the way to find and research from our own poetic forebears.

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