Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

by David Orr
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Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry by David Orr

"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr’s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." —Tom Perrotta

Award-winning New York Times Book Review poetry columnist David Orr delivers an engaging, amusing, and stimulating tour through the world of poetry. With echoes of Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer, Orr’s Beautiful & Pointless offers a smart and funny approach to appreciating an art form that many find difficult to embrace.

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ISBN-13: 9780061673467
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 642,183
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Orr is the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review. He is the winner of the Nona Balakian prize from the National Book Critics Circle and the Editors Prize for Reviewing from Poetry magazine. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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