Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry

Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry

by Dennis O'Driscoll
     
 

A teeming mosaic of provocative one-liners and chewy ruminations on the art and practice of poetry.See more details below

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A teeming mosaic of provocative one-liners and chewy ruminations on the art and practice of poetry.

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O'Driscoll (Reality Check) began collecting quotes in 1987, when he was editing Poetry Ireland Review. Here, he has edited a collection of about 2000 quotes on the subject of poets and poetry from over 600 sources, divided into more than 60 sections. The quotes are humorous, insightful, insufferable, and profound-it's great fun to see so many points of disagreement over so many aspects of poetry in such a small space-and fall into sections on subject matter, character references, poetry in emotion, U.S. poetry, alcohol and pub talk, and more. These quotes cover the whole range of ideas, opinions, and controversies concerning contemporary poetry and the poetic life, from inspiration to publication to public readings to criticism to prizes. The page containing comments on parsnips, poets, and poetry is not to be missed. A complete book on the art of poetry and all the many things that poetry can be to people; recommended for poetry and literature collections.
—Gene Shaw

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556592706
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,292,645
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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