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The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
     

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

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by Richard Hugo
 

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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,

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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 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.

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393077445
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/1992
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
300,013
File size:
586 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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Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to write anything you can learn from this book.
altocook More than 1 year ago
get for writers
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.