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Lit from within : contemporary masters on the art and craft of writing

Author: Kevin Haworth; Dinty W Moore
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America's most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers of all backgrounds and experience. With contributions from fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, this is a collection of unusual breadth and quality."--Page 4 of cover.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Haworth; Dinty W Moore
ISBN: 9780821419489 082141948X
OCLC Number: 691928034
Description: xii, 194 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The wrong answer / Ron Carlson --
Confessions of a navel gazer / Robin Hemley --
Gesture / Francine Prose --
The myth of craft : thoughts on the writing of poetry / Billy Collins --
Only collect : something about the short story collection / Peter Ho Davies --
Stillness / Charles Baxter --
Thirteen things I hate about poetry / David Kirby --
Some questions about questions / Claire Bateman --
The poem, its buried subject, and the revisionist reader : behind "The guardian angel" / Stephen Dunn --
Thirteen things about the contemporary short story that really hack me off / Lee K. Abbott --
Litany, gamesmanship, and representation : charting the old to the new poetry / Tony Hoagland --
All that is the case : some thoughts on fact in nonfiction and documentary poetry / Maggie Nelson --
A poem of character / Carl Dennis --
Good fortune befell me : notes on the writer/editor relationship / Rick Bass --
Someone reading a book is a sign of order in the world / Mary Ruefle.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Haworth and Dinty W. Moore.

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"The pieces in Lit from Within can be laugh-out-loud funny or seriously contemplative; either way, they all contain nuggets of wisdom that will speak to anyone who sits down to write." - Ohio Today Read more...

 
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