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On the poet and his craft : selected prose of Theodore Roethke

Author: Theodore Roethke
Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: "One of the virtues of good poetry is the fact that it irritates the mediocre." Theodore Roethke was one of the most famous and outspoken poets and poetry teachers this country has ever known. In this volume of selected prose, Roethke articulates his commitments to imaginative possibilities, offers tender advice to young writers, and zings darts at stuffed shirts, lightweights and fools.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Roethke
OCLC Number: 330704
Description: xvi, 154 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: --
Some self-analysis --
American poet introduces himself and his poems --
Theodore Roethke --
On identity --
Part 2: --
Verse in rehearsal --
Open letter --
Teaching poet --
Word to the instructor --
Theodore Roethke writes --
How to write like somebody else --
Some remarks on rhythm --
Part 3: --
One ring-tailed roarer to another --
Dylan Thomas: elegy --
Richard Selig --
Last class --
Part 4: --
Reviews --
Five American poets --
Poetry of Louise Bogan --
Epilogue: --
Tirade turning.
Responsibility: edited with an introd. by Ralph J. Mills, Jr.

Abstract:

Overview: "One of the virtues of good poetry is the fact that it irritates the mediocre." Theodore Roethke was one of the most famous and outspoken poets and poetry teachers this country has ever known. In this volume of selected prose, Roethke articulates his commitments to imaginative possibilities, offers tender advice to young writers, and zings darts at stuffed shirts, lightweights and fools.

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