The Poet's Notebook: Excerpts from the Notebooks of Contemporary American Poets

The Poet's Notebook: Excerpts from the Notebooks of Contemporary American Poets

by Stephen Kuusisto, Deborah Tall, David Weiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393316556

ISBN-13: 9780393316551

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"This wonderfully instructive collection of journal writings, notebooks, jottings . . . , workbook fragments leads us into the corners of the mind where poetry hides."—Miami HeraldThe Poet's Notebook brings together excerpts from the working notebooks of twenty-six American poets. Unsystematic, spontaneous, irreverent, intense, witty, unexpected, these

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"This wonderfully instructive collection of journal writings, notebooks, jottings . . . , workbook fragments leads us into the corners of the mind where poetry hides."—Miami HeraldThe Poet's Notebook brings together excerpts from the working notebooks of twenty-six American poets. Unsystematic, spontaneous, irreverent, intense, witty, unexpected, these notebooks shimmer with reflections, speculations, confessions, quotations, impressions, and ruminations. They create a portrait of the artist as a purposeful gatherer and sifter of every kind of experience.
Included are the notebooks from such distinguished and eclectic voices as Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Carolyn Forché, Donald Hall, Garrett Hongo, Joy Harjo, Donald Justice, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Merrill, Mary Oliver, Charles Simic, and William Stafford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393316551
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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