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The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets

Author: Ted Kooser
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend - a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Kooser
ISBN: 9780803259782 0803259786 9780803227699 0803227698
OCLC Number: 71368992
Description: xii, 168 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Poet's job description --
Writing for others --
First impressions --
Don't worry about the rules --
Rhyming, ham cubes, prose poems --
Writing about feelings --
Can you read your poem through your poem? --
Writing from memory --
Working with detail --
Controlling effects through careful choices --
Fine-tuning metaphors and similes --
Relax and wait.
Responsibility: Ted Kooser.
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Provides tools and insights, the instructions that poets - aspiring or practicing - can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. This title presents the critical relationship between poet and  Read more...


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