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The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets / Edition 1
     

The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets / Edition 1

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by Ted Kooser
 

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ISBN-10: 0803259786

ISBN-13: 9780803259782

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using

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Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts.
 
Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend—a friend who is willing to share everything he’s learned about the art he’s spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803259782
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
493,935
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
About This Book     xi
A Poet's Job Description     1
Writing for Others     19
First Impressions     25
Don't Worry About the Rules     35
Rhyming, Ham Cubes, Prose Poems     45
Writing About Feelings     55
Can you Read Your Poem Through Your Poem?     65
Writing from Memory     73
Working with Detail     93
Controlling Effects     111
Fine Tuning Metaphors and Similes     125
Relax and Wait     147
Source References and Acknowledgments     159
Index     165

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The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read 1/4 of the book, but I can say that I am very happy for purchasing this book. The author puts everything in very plain and understandable language. I am a beginner in studying poetry and writing of poetry. It is worth every penny and B&N provided excellent packing and shipping of the package.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr Kooser is very down to earth in his explanation. Giving sound and experienced advise on how to prepare your poem for its audience. If you are interestd in communicating with others through this venue. This book is for you.