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Nine gates : entering the mind of poetry : essays

Author: Jane Hirshfield
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, [1998] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : 1st HarperPerennial editionView all editions and formats
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One of America's best-known & most respected poets offers a collection of nine essays that, taken together, constitute an intriguing primer on reading poetry. Just as a gate enables passage from outside to inside, so poetry forges a connection between our outer and inner lives. One who enters completely into the experience of a poem is initiated into a deeper intimacy with life. In this brilliant and lucid series of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hirshfield
ISBN: 0060929480 9780060929480
OCLC Number: 39880540
Notes: "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 228 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Poetry and the mind of concentration --
The question of originality --
The world is large and full of noises : thoughts on translation --
The myriad leaves of words --
Poetry and the mind of indirection --
Two secrets : on poetry's inward and outward looking --
Facing the lion : the way of shadow and light in some twentieth-century poems --
Poetry as a vessel of remembrance --
Writing and the threshold life.
Other Titles: Entering the mind of poetry
Responsibility: by Jane Hirschfield.

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One of America's best-known & most respected poets offers a collection of nine essays that, taken together, constitute an intriguing primer on reading poetry. Just as a gate enables passage from outside to inside, so poetry forges a connection between our outer and inner lives. One who enters completely into the experience of a poem is initiated into a deeper intimacy with life. In this brilliant and lucid series of nine essays, award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield teaches us to open our own gates of perception to recognize and appreciate the poetry in our lives.

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