A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry

  • 336 pages
  • 0393253929
  • English
  • Kindle
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry

㖾 i like reading ᶭ A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry because ѣ E-Pub Author Gregory Orr क An innovative and accessible guide to poetry writing by an award winning poet and beloved professor of poetry.A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides the young poet toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in his or her life, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way Using such poems as Theodore Roethke s My Papa s Waltz and Robert Hayden s Those Winter Sundays, the Primer encourages young writers to approach their thresholds those places where disorder meets order, where shaping imagination can turn language into urgent and persuasive poems It provides the poet with than a dozen focused writing exercises and explains essential topics such as the personal and cultural threshold the four forces that animate poetic language naming, singing, saying, imagining tactics of revision ecstasy and engagement as motives for poetry and how to locate and learn from our personal poetic forebears. A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry

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