Of Muse and Pen

Of Muse and Pen

by Robert P. Hansen

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Overview

I suspect most poets write poems about writing, and I am no different. When I was developing and refining my writing skills, I focused on writing techniques, the forms of poetry, the use of language and sound--the nuts and bolts of poetry. Although it was a useful exercise to write poems about writing, many of the results were mediocre or too egoistic to have much meaning for anyone else. Over the years, I have culled the worst of these several times, and the ones I couldn't quite bring myself to throw away have found their way into this collection.

The poems range from general commentaries on writing to frustrations I've had in learning specific poetic techniques; the joyful burst of inspiration to lamentations when it fizzles to dust; the arduous, annoying process of submitting poetry for publication to the self-indulgent pleasure of having them accepted. In other words, it covers the broad spectrum of writing poetry.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150064843
Publisher: Robert P. Hansen
Publication date: 01/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 463 KB

About the Author

Robert P. Hansen teaches philosophy courses at a community college and writes fiction and poetry in his spare time. His work has appeared in various small press publications since 1994.

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