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ISBN-10: 0393316548
ISBN-13: 9780393316544
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 09/17/1997
Dimensions: 8.32" L, 5.54" W, 0.83" H

The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

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Price: $17.95

Overview

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry – and do it well. Brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing are each followed by distinctive writing exercises. (“Compare an actual family photograph with one that was never taken, but might have been.”) The ups and downs of the writing life – including self-doubt and writer’s block – are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your “teacher, ” while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

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This feels like the book we've been waiting for: rigorous, generous, in love with the art of poetry, aware of the inner architecture of poems–and maybe it couldn't have been written by anyone but Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, two passionate poets.–Marie Howe
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393316548
ISBN-13: 9780393316544
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 09/17/1997
Dimensions: 8.32" L, 5.54" W, 0.83" H
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