By Gregory Orr

ISBN-10: 0393253929

ISBN-13: 9780393253924

An leading edge and obtainable advisor to poetry writing by means of an award-winning poet and cherished professor.

A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry courses younger poets towards a deeper realizing of ways poetry can functionality of their lives, whereas additionally introducing the artwork in an exhilarating new approach. Structuring the presentation from existence towards paintings, Orr urges poets to “turn worlds into phrases” after which supply 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 process their “thresholds”—those locations the place ailment meets order, the place shaping mind's eye can flip language into pressing and persuasive poems. It offers poets with a dozen targeted writing routines and explains crucial subject matters equivalent 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 causes for poetry, and the way to find and research from our own poetic forebears.

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