The Discovery of Poetry

The Discovery of Poetry

A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Book - 2001
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The author of Under the Tuscan Sun shares her passion for poetry in a handbook that takes readers inside the art of reading and writing poems, discussing basic terminology and writing techniques that range from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, and accompanied by a selection of poems that demonstrate the art of poetry.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2001
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
ISBN: 9780156007627
Branch Call Number: 808.1 M4532d 2001
Characteristics: xviii, 494 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Wright, James Arlington 1927-1980
Williams, William Carlos 1883-1963
Swenson, May
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Roethke, Theodore 1908-1963
O'Hara, Frank 1926-1966
Mueller, Lisel
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
Hopkins, Gerard Manley 1844-1889
Frost, Robert 1874-1963
Francis, Robert 1901-1987
Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
Campion, Thomas 1567-1620
Blake, William 1757-1827
Hugo, Richard 1923-1982
Alegría, Fernando 1918-2005
Howes, Barbara
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
Breton, Andre 1896-1966
Brooks, Gwendolyn 1917-2000
Donne, John 1572-1631
Ozog, Jan Boleslaw 1913-
Langland, Joseph
Neruda, Pablo 1904-1973
Carew, Thomas 1595?-1639?
Spenser, Edmund 1552?-1599
Milosz, Czeslaw
Wordsworth, William 1770-1850
Kincaid, Jamaica
Gander, Forrest 1956-
Oliver, Mary 1935-
Miller, Jane 1949-
Wright, C. D. 1949-
Plath, Sylvia
Forche, Carolyn
Rukeyser, Muriel 1913-1980
Arnold, Matthew 1822-1888
Prince, F. T. (Frank Templeton), 1912-2003
Krysl, Marilyn 1942-
Meinke, Peter
Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936-
Graham, Jorie 1951-
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 1772-1834
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807-1882
Browning, Robert 1812-1889
Shelley, Percy Bysshe 1792-1822
Stern, Gerald 1925-
Zagajewski, Adam
Andrade, Carlos Drummond de 1902-1987
Garcia Lorca, Federico 1898-1936
Ellis, Thomas Sayers
Smart, Christopher 1722-1771
Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637
Rios, Alberto
Lee, Li-Young 1957-
Herrick, Robert 1591-1674
Larkin, Philip
Dubie, Norman 1945-
Goedicke, Patricia
Mayes, Edward Kleinschmidt 1951-
Keats, John 1795-1821
Duncan, Robert Edward 1919-1988
Barks, Coleman
Clare, John 1793-1864
Cowper, William 1731-1800
Stevens, Wallace 1879-1955
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Wright, Jay 1935-
Walcott, Derek
Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979
Thomas, Dylan 1914-1953
Dickey, James
Phillips, Frances 1951-
Gerstler, Amy
Collins, Billy


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