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Ordinary Genius A Guide For The Poet Within

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393346994
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In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinary Genius?provides wisdom gleaned through personal experience and offers a heady variety of writing exercises. Chapters on gender, addiction, race and class, metaphor and line invite each individual writer to find and to hone his or her unique voice. This is the perfect book for both experienced writers and beginners eager to glimpse the angel of poetry.

What Is This Thing Called Love Poems

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393327094
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Poetry from the author of Tell Me, a finalist for the National Book Award. From lilting lines about a love that "dizzies up the brain's back room" to haunting fragments betokening death and decline in a suffering world, Kim Addonizio articulates the ways that our connections—to the world, to self, and to others—endure and help make us whole.

The Poet S Companion A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340880
Size: 18.15 MB
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From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

Lucifer At The Starlite

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393335259
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A lyrically intense collection by the author of Ordinary Genius explores the author's perspectives on a duality of nature that enables juxtapositions of dark and light, good and evil, and suffering and joy, a volume that considers topics ranging from the war in Iraq to the 2004 Asian tsunami.

Bukowski In A Sundress

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143128469
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Through a collection of personal essays, poet provocateur Kim Addonizio chronicles the joys and indignities in the life of a writer coasting through middle age. She vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road - from sparsely attended readings at small Midwestern colleges to wine-fuelled one-night stands at publishing conferences. Addonizio's crackling wit and colorful prose bring unforgettable life to her words, producing is a memoir that radiates all the wit, heartbreak and sexy grittiness her fans love.

Environmental And Nature Writing

Author: Sean Prentiss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472592549
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Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.

Mortal Trash

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393354348
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Passionate and irreverent, Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire. In a section called Over the Bright and Darkened Lands, canonical poems are torqued into new shapes. Except Thou Ravish Me, reimagines John Donne s famous Batter my heart, Three-person d God as told from the perspective of a victim of domestic violence. Like Pablo Neruda, Addonizio hears a swarm of objects that call without being answered: hospital crash carts, lawn gnomes, Evian bottles, wind-up Christmas creches, edible panties, cracked mirrors. Whether comic, elegiac, or ironic, the poems in Mortal Trash remind us of the beauty and absurdity of our time on earth. From Scrapbook: We believe in the one-ton ros and the displaced toilet equally. Our blue assume you understan not much, and try to be alive, just as we do and that it may be helpful to hold the han of someone as lost as you "

Claims For Poetry

Author: Donald Hall
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472063086
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A collection of essays by contemporary American poets on the subject of their art

Poemcrazy

Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307559122
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Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

In The Palm Of Your Hand A Poet S Portable Workshop

Author: Steve Kowit
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884485242
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An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry, as well as for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft and write poems that expand their technical skills, excite their imaginations, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.