A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook

1st Edition

Paperback (15 Aug 1994) | English

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With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space.

"Mary Oliver would probably never admit to anything so grandiose as an effort to connect the conscious mind and the heart (that's what she says poetry can do), but that is exactly what she accomplishes in this stunning little handbook."-Los Angeles Times

Book information

ISBN: 9780156724005
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Mariner Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 808.1
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Sales rank: 7409
Number of pages: 130
Weight: 178g
Height: 204mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 15mm