- Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in apoem.
- Traces the history and highlights the potential ofpoetry.
- Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction,such as: Who is speaking? Who are they speaking to? Why does theirspeaking take this form?
- Considers both experimental and mainstream approaches tocontemporary poetry.
- Consists of fourteen chapters, making it suitable for use overone semester.
- Encourages readers to experiment with their poetry.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements.
1. The Question of Address.
3. The Question of Voices.
4. The Question of Scale.
5. Uses of Repetition.
7. Short Lines.
8. Long Lines.
10. Uses of Syntax.
12. Traditional Forms: Ode.
13. Traditional Forms: Epistle.
14. The Question of Background.
15. Conclusion: The Question of Variety.