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The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets

Kooser, Ted (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780803259782
  • ISBN: 0803259786
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 168 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-163) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Poet's job description -- Writing for others -- First impressions -- Don't worry about the rules -- Rhyming, ham cubes, prose poems -- Writing about feelings -- Can you read your poem through your poem? -- Writing from memory -- Working with detail -- Controlling effects through careful choices -- Fine-tuning metaphors and similes -- Relax and wait.
Summary, etc.: "Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend - a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well."--
Subject: Poetry -- Authorship
Poetry as Topic -- United States

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