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Best words, best order : essays on poetry

Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns explains the mystery of the poet's work and the ability of poetry to communicate thoughts and feelings between the writer and the reader. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 0312129327 9780312129323
OCLC Number: 33277419
Description: xiv, 338 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Deceptions --
Metaphor and the authenticating act of memory --
Writing the reader's life --
Notes on free verse --
Pacing : the ways a poem moves --
Function of tone --
Voices one listens to --
Traffic between two worlds --
Rilke's growth as a poet --
Mandelstam : the poem as event --
Chekhov's sense of writing as seen through his letters --
Ritsos and the metaphysical moment --
Cemetery night.
Responsibility: Stephen Dobyns.
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In Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns explains the mystery of the poet's work and the ability of poetry to communicate thoughts and feelings between the writer and the reader. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. Dobyns, a poet and teacher, has the rare ability to speak to readers about his art.

Anyone interested in the beauty and intricacy of writing will find pleasure in Best Words, Best Order.

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