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An award-winning poet, Kevin Clark is the author of the collection In the Evening of No Warning. His poems and essays have appeared widely in places such as The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, The Southern Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. Winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award, he teaches at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington. He lives with his wife and children on California’s central coast, where he continues to play upper division softball "despite legs like ancient concrete and more injuries than Evel Knievel."
Table of Contents
|The Mind's Eye Imagery Sound and Idiom Imagination|
|One Words that Paint, Images that Speak Painting Pictures with Words|
|The Power of a Single Image Rendering Human Drama|
|The Verb as Catalyst Exploring with Images|
|The Quicksand of Abstraction|
|A Note on Revision Getting Started|
|The Poet s Note Card Two|
|The Lively Image vs.|
|The Deadly Clich Observations that Surprise Metaphors and Similes Listing|
|The Interior World|
|The Other Senses Dramatizing Everyday Subjects|
|The Poet's Note Card Three|
|The Sound of Contemporary Poetry|
|Why Poems Don t Sing|
|How We Talk Back Home Poems|
|That Go Fast Revising for Sound|
|The Poet's Note Card Four|
|Conflict and Transformation|
|The Problem of the Human Heart Tension and Conflict|
|The Transformative Moment Portraying Stasis Sentiment vs. Sentimentality Revising for Clarity|
|The Poet's Note Card Five|
|Do Poems Have Plot?|
|Keeping Your Reader on Edge Lyric|
|Interludes Narrative and the Transformative Moment Braiding Heightening the Drama Stories of Childhood Closure|
|The Poet's Note Card Six Empathy and Creativity Becoming the Other|
|The Historical Persona Dramatizing Current Events Myth|
|The Psyche Under Pressure|
|The Poet's Note Card Seven Leaping through Time and Space|
|The Poetic Sequence Multiple Pictures Multiple Narratives Non-Numerical Sequences Revising toward the Sequence|
|The Poet's Note Card Eight Frames and Forms Free Verse and the Question of Form Syllabics, Metrics and Blank Verse Rhyming|
|The Poet's Note Card Nine Stanzas, Prose, and the Field of the Page Organizing Words on the Page|
|The Prose Poem Aeration Visual Caesurae|
|The Poet's Note Card Ten Surrealism|
|The Logic of Alogical Images Nonsense vs. Instinct Dream Poems Dreamtime and Magical Realism|
|The Poet's Note Card Eleven Writing about Sadness|
|The Elegy Imagery and Restraint Threnody Expectation and Surprise|
|The Poet's Note Card Twelve Poetry and Eros|
|The Predicament of the Love Poem Conflict and Tone|
|The Language of Des|
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