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The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing [NOOK Book]

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"Richard Hugo's free-swinging, go-for-it remarks on poetry and the teaching of poetry are exactly what are needed in classrooms and in the world."—James Dickey

Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters—a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet ...
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The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

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Overview

"Richard Hugo's free-swinging, go-for-it remarks on poetry and the teaching of poetry are exactly what are needed in classrooms and in the world."—James Dickey

Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters—a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo's sayd, playful, profound insights and advice concerning the mysteries of literary creation.
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Editorial Reviews

James Dickey
“Richard Hugo’s free-swinging, go-for-it remarks on poetry and the teaching of poetry are exactly what are needed in classrooms and in the world.”
James Welch
“Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, and an ear for language, and a bit of imagination could become a writer.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393077445
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 489,581
  • File size: 573 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Hugo was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. He received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Good stuff

    If you want to write anything you can learn from this book.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

    Triggering town

    get for writers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2007

    Great book for beginning poets

    I think that this book is a great book for people who are beginning poetry. The book is able to define poetry in an outstanding manner. I also believe that the book is something that one should consider for a reading reference in terms of poetry.

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