Writing Poems

Author: Michelle Boisseau,Hadara Bar-Nadav,Robert Wallace

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321858702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 1166

The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems, 8/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works.

Writing Poems

Author: Peter Sansom

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 1771

Drawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows would-be poets how to write better, how to write authentically, and how to say genuinely what is to be said. He illustrates his book with many useful examples, covering the areas of writing techniques and procedures and drafting.

Approaching Poetry

Perspectives and Responses

Author: Peter Schakel,Jack Ridl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312132811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 529

View: 1473

This wide-ranging introduction to poetry blends theoretical considerations with a thorough introduction to the elements of poetry, offering alternative perspectives from which to approach and engage with a poem.


An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact Edition, MLA Update Edition

Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134586458


Page: 1552

View: 2636

"For introductory courses in Literature. " " "This compact versionof" " " "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writi" "ng" has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook(April 2016)* " Cultivate a Love of Literature A streamlined version of Kennedy/Gioia s acclaimed literary anthology, "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact, " 8th Edition is a book to lead readers beyond the boundaries of self to see the world through the eyes of others. Built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches, this text was developed with two primary goals: to introduce individuals to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and to develop individuals' abilities to think critically and communicate effectively about and through writing. "* The 8th Editionintroduces sweeping changes to thephilosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the increasing mobility of texts, MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following. " "

The New Nudity

Author: Hadara Bar-Nadav

Publisher: Saturnalia Books

ISBN: 0989979733

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

View: 9067

Hadara Bar-Nadav’s radiant new collection of poetry The New Nudity shocks everyday objects to life. In these chiseled, electrically-charged poems, a ladder, wineglass, and spine ignite into being. With a nod to Francis Ponge, Gertrude Stein, and Pablo Neruda, Bar-Nadav’s poems have a heartbeat all their own, small miracles that haunt and heave.

Writing Poetry

Creative and Critical Approaches

Author: Chad Davidson,Gregory Fraser

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230008120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 8791

Writing Poetry combines an accessible introduction to the essential elements of the craft, with a critical awareness of its underpinnings. The authors argue that separating the making of poems from critical thinking about them is a false divide and encourage students to become accomplished critics and active readers of poetic texts.

Structure & Surprise

Engaging Poetic Turns

Author: Michael Theune

Publisher: Teachers & Writers Collaborative

ISBN: 9780915924271

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 4382

Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns offers a road map for analyzing poetry through examination of poems' structure, rather than their forms or genres. Michael Theune's breakthrough concept encourages students, teachers, and writers to use structure as a tool to see the fundamental affinities between strikingly different kinds of poetry and radically different literary eras. The book includes examination of the mid-course turn and the elegy, as well as the ironic, concessional, emblem, and retrospective-prospective structures, among others. In addition, 14 contemporary poets provide an example of and commentary on their own work.

Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms

85 Leading Contemporary Poets Select and Comment on Their Poems

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472066339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 3628

An unexpectedly entertaining collection of writing by poets discussing the creative inspiration and artistic form of their work.

The Art and Craft of Fiction

A Writer's Guide

Author: Michael Kardos

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319032931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 4323

Brief, practical, and affordable, The Art and Craft of Fiction gives aspiring writers all they need, in a friendly voice that students love. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art. With an organization built on methods and process rather than traditional literary elements, Kardos helps students begin their stories, write strong scenes, use images and research detail, revise for aesthetics and mechanics, and finish and polish their own stories. Instructors trust The Art and Craft of Fiction to help structure their course, and reinforce and complement their teaching points with examples and exercises. A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom.

Contemporary American Poetry

A Pocket Anthology

Author: R. S. Gwynn,April Lindner

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321182821

Category: Poetry

Page: 513

View: 3745

Edited by poets about poets, Contemporary American Poetry is a chronologically organized anthology covering major poets born after 1920.

The New American Poetry of Engagement

A 21st Century Anthology

Author: Ann Keniston,Jeffrey Gray

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 1299

This anthology of poetry collects 21st century American works by both established and emerging poets that deal with the public events, government policies, ecological and political threats, economic uncertainties, and large-scale violence that have largely defined the century to date. But these 138 poems by 50 poets do not simply describe, lament, or bear witness to contemporary events; they also explore the linguistic, temporal, and imaginative problems involved in doing so. In this way, the anthology offers a comprehensive look at contemporary American poetry, demonstrating that poets are moving at once toward a new engagement with public concerns and toward a focus on the problems of representation. A detailed introduction by the editors along with poetics statements by many of the poets add depth and context to a book that will appeal to anyone interested in the state and evolution of contemporary American poetry.

The Wish Book


Author: Alex Lemon

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571318437

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 2594

In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural. These poems are full of frenetic energy and images pleasantly, strangely colliding: jigsaws and bathtubs and kung-fu and X-rays. It's a distinct brand of edginess that readers of Lemon will once again applaud. A lean and muscular collection, The Wish Book marks a new high in this poet's unstoppable career.

Writing Fiction

A Guide to Narrative Craft

Author: Janet Burroway,Elizabeth Stuckey-French,Ned Stuckey-French

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205750344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 6536

The most widely used and respected text in its field, Writing Fiction, 7e by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision by providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process, offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity. The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand-in-hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories.

Three Genres

The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama

Author: Stephen Minot

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780134919294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

View: 5888

Useful for undergraduate courses in creative writing. This book provides an introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing. It addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a non-technical analysis of each genre. It also encourages writers to find their own voice and provides advice on how to begin writing creatively.

An Introduction to Fiction

Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321085313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 843

View: 2337

Designed for an introductory college course, this volume presents 67 classic and contemporary works of short fiction from around the world. Two casebooks explore in depth the works of Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver. Also included are 28 critical excerpts from the ten major schools of literary

MLA Handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603292658

Category: Report writing

Page: 146

View: 7418

Rethinking documentation for the digital age. The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, as an e-book, or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and new formats required additional instructions. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list. More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style. - Back cover.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Joseph Gibaldi,Walter S. Achtert

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 4032

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law

The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Literary Nonfiction

Author: Lisa Chalykoff,Neta Gordon,Paul Lumsden

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554811805

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 5594

Designed for courses taught at the introductory level in Canadian universities and colleges, this new anthology provides a rich selection of literary texts. In each genre the anthology includes a vibrant mix of classic and contemporary works. Each work is accompanied by an author biography and by explanatory notes, and each genre is prefaced by a substantial introduction. Pedagogically current and uncommon in its breadth of representation, The Broadview Introduction to Literature invites students into the world of literary study in a truly distinctive way. The anthology is unlike others on the market in its inclusion of a section on nonfiction prose. The Broadview Anthology of Literature: Literary Nonfiction collects fourteen important essays and prose narratives, including new translations of Montaigne’s “On Cannibals” and Seneca’s “Epistle 47: On Slaves.”

The Histories

Author: Jason Whitmarsh

Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press

ISBN: 9780887486227

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 6678

Jason Whitmarsh’s The Histories is an extravagantly funny and deeply affecting work of the imagination. With an obsessive precision, Whitmarsh catalogs our misunderstandings, our absurdities, our joys, and, above all, our sorrows. This is a world of stunning invention and lyric beauty: horsemen without horses, miniature Manhattan Projects, meditating kings and arguing gods, Wallace Stevens love songs and Kafka singing the blues. Though fragmented and incomplete, these histories get much of our experience—our hopes, our heartbreak—exactly right.