Author : Gregory Orr
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 13 : 0393253937
Total Pages : 256 pages
Book Rating : 4.31/5 ( download)
Book Synopsis A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry by : Gregory Orr
Download or read book A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry written by Gregory Orr and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2018-02-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 more 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.