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Words overflown by stars : creative writing instruction and insight from the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. program

Author: David Jauss; Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writers Digest Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Featuring instruction from past and present faculty members of the acclaimed M.F.A. in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, including Mark Doty, Douglas Glover, Robin Hemley, Richard Jackson, Sydney Lea, Bret Lott, Sue William Silverman, David Wojahn, and Xu Xi, Words Overflown by Stars gives you unprecedented access to a top literary education." "This comprehensive resource covers a wide variety of  Read more...
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Words overflown by stars.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writers Digest Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)681758176
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Jauss; Vermont College of Fine Arts.
ISBN: 9781582975405 158297540X
OCLC Number: 192079525
Description: 472 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Before we get started / Bret Lott --
The girl I was, the woman I have become: fiction's reminiscent narrators / Ellen Lesser --
From long shots to x-rays: distance and point of view in fiction / David Jauss --
Breaking the "rules" of story structure / Diane Lefer --
Notes of novel structure / Douglas Glover --
Wake up and go to sleep: dreams and writing fiction / Philip Graham --
Keeping open the wounds of possibility: the marvelous, the uncanny, and the fantastic in fiction / Christopher Noël --
How do we mean what we do not say: the uses of omission in fiction / Victoria Redel --
Multi-culti literati: or, ways of writing fiction beyond "PC" / Xu Xi --
The textures of fiction: an inquiry / François Camoin --
Showing and telling / Laurie Alberts --
Painful howls from places that undoubtedly exist: a primer of deceit / Robin Hemley --
The fictional "I" in nonfiction / Phyllis Barber --
The meandering river: an overview of the subgenres of creative nonfiction / Sue William Silverman --
"I recognize thy glory": on the American nature essay and lyric poetry / Sydney Lea --
Poetic technique in nonfiction writing / Cynthia Huntington --
Collaborating with chaos: not knowing and the creative process / Jack Myers --
Staking the claim to the title / Nance Van Winckel --
On beginnings / Mary Ruefle --
Souls on ice / Mark Doty --
Roots in our throats: a case for using etymology / Natasha Sajé --
Mind the gap / Betsy Sholl --
Towards a poetics of pull-and-release: some thoughts on silence in poems / Leslie Ullman --
The word overflown by stars: saying the unsayable / Richard Jackson --
The poem, as and of address / Ralph Angel --
The changing other / William Olsen --
Incidental music: the grotesque, the romantic, and the retrenched / Roger Weingarten --
Striking the wrong hours: poetry and time / Nancy Eimers --
Notes on notes, /: punctuation and poetry / Robin Behn --
On voice and revision / Mark Cox --
The writer as revisionary / Clare Rossini --
"If you have to be sure don't write": poetry and self-doubt / David Wojahn.
Responsibility: edited by David Jauss.
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Consisting of 32 essays, this anthology includes essays that focus on prose, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.  Read more...

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