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Poetry in Person: Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

    I found this very usefull for poets to get in touch with style

    I found this book to be extermly usefull to me and an exciting read as each poet appears and in detail explains thier craft. Ms. London does here homework and engages each poet that visits her class to explain not just what poem they are there to share with her class, but also past writings as well. For me as a struggling poet, not sure if my words are getting through or working, this book gives me much needed energy that I am on the right track.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2010

    A Revelatory Examination of the Creative Process

    "Poetry in Person" provides a unique level of insight into the heart of the creative process. Some of the most accomplished poets working over the last 40 years bared themselves and their work to a remarkable teacher and her classes at New York's New School. Amazingly, these sessions were taped and the tapes rediscovered only in recent years. Several dozen of these tapes have been skillfully edited and given useful introductions. The result is a look into the act of writing poetry specifically, but more generally into how an artist in any field creates. Truly remarkable. Everyone who values writing, or any other artistic endeavor, will find this book completely absorbing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    An amazing collection, start to finish--a must

    They're all here, all the poets under one roof, and open and honest. The photos of the working manuscripts alone worth the price of admission.

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