Download PDF by Gregory Orr: A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry

By Gregory Orr

ISBN-10: 0393253929

ISBN-13: 9780393253924

An cutting edge and obtainable consultant to poetry writing via an award-winning poet and liked professor.

A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry courses younger poets towards a deeper knowing of ways poetry can functionality of their lives, whereas additionally introducing the artwork in an exhilarating new approach. Structuring the presentation from existence towards paintings, Orr urges poets to “turn worlds into phrases” after which supply these phrases a dramatic structure.

Using such poems as Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” and Robert Hayden’s “Those wintry weather Sundays,” the Primer encourages younger writers to procedure their “thresholds”—those areas the place ailment meets order, the place shaping mind's eye can flip language into pressing and persuasive poems. It presents poets with a dozen centred writing workouts and explains crucial subject matters similar to the non-public and cultural threshold, the 4 forces that animate poetic language (naming, making a song, announcing, imagining), strategies of revision, ecstasy and engagement as causes for poetry, and the way to find and examine from our own poetic forebears.

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