More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Only one copy
in stock at this price.
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 00 edition with a publication date of 9/17/1997.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
In this fortuitous collaboration, two spirited poets, themselves teachers of poetry, offer guidance to aspiring beginners and those who have already published. 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#xE2;#x80;#x94;including the inevitable visitations of self-doubt and writer's block#xE2;#x80;#x94;are here, along with tips about getting published. A special section contains twenty-minute writing exercises, and valuable appendixes cover further reading and marketing advice. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments. Numerous examples of contemporary poetry, chosen for relevance and freshness, illustrate salient points and stimulate the imagination. By calling on their own experience and focusing on living American writers for their models, the authors introduce you to poetry as it is right now.
Dorianne Laux is associate professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon.
Table of Contents
|Subjects for Writing|
|Writing and Knowing||p. 19|
|The Family: Inspiration and Obstacle||p. 30|
|Death and Grief||p. 39|
|Writing the Erotic||p. 46|
|The Shadow||p. 56|
|Poetry of Place||p. 74|
|The Poet's Craft|
|Simile and Metaphor||p. 94|
|The Music of the Line||p. 104|
|Voice and Style||p. 115|
|Stop Making Sense: Dreams and Experiments||p. 129|
|Meter, Rhyme, and Form||p. 138|
|Repetition, Rhythm, and Blues||p. 151|
|More Repetition: Villanelle, Pantoum, Sestina||p. 161|
|A Grammatical Excursion||p. 171|
|The Energy of Revision||p. 186|
|The Writing Life|
|Writer's Block||p. 199|
|Writing in the Electronic Age||p. 204|
|Getting Published||p. 217|
|Twenty-Minute Writing Exercises||p. 225|
|Books on Poetry and Writing||p. 257|
|Anthologies for Further Reading||p. 261|
|Finding Markets for Your Poems||p. 266|
|More Resources for Writers||p. 267|
|Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.|