The Poetry Handbook

The Poetry Handbook
Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-01-05
ISBN: 0191608378
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Poetry Handbook is a lucid and entertaining guide to the poet's craft, and an invaluable introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry, from metre to gender, offer a wide-ranging general account, and end by looking at two or three poems from a small group (including works by Donne, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), to build up sustained analytical readings. Thorough and compact, with notes and quotations supplemented by detailed reference to the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a companion website with texts, links, and further discussion, The Poetry Handbook is indispensable for all school and undergraduate students of English. A final chapter addresses examinations of all kinds, and sample essays by undergraduates are posted on the website. Critical and scholarly terms are italicised and clearly explained, both in the text and in a complete glossary; the volume also includes suggestions for further reading. The first edition, widely praised by teachers and students, showed how the pleasures of poetry are heightened by rigorous understanding and made that understanding readily available. This second edition — revised, expanded, updated, and supported by a new companion website - confirm The Poetry Handbook as the best guide to poetry available in English.

A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780156724005
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Poetry Handbook Book Excerpt:

Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Dinah Livingstone
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1992-11-10
ISBN: 1349223980
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Handbook Book Excerpt:

This poetry handbook is for anyone interested in poetry today - members of poetry workshops, students, or individuals at home. It covers traditional metres, sound patterns and forms but its emphasis is strongly on the more difficult questions of the rhythm, sound and shape of contemporary poetry. It discusses poetry's content and scope, poetry in society: both in Britain and by way of contrast, revolutionary Nicaragua. This is followed by a chapter on translating poetry. The conclusion makes some suggestions about where to look or go for poetry in Britain today.

The Romantic Poetry Handbook

The Romantic Poetry Handbook
Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-12-18
ISBN: 1118308735
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romantic Poetry Handbook Book Excerpt:

An absorbing survey of poetry written in one of the most revolutionary eras in the history of British literature This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era—Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley—as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Along with its exceptional coverage, the volume is alert to relevant contexts, and opens up ways of understanding Romantic poetry. The Romantic Poetry Handbook encompasses the entire breadth of the Romantic Movement, beginning with Anna Laetitia Barbauld and running through to Thomas Lovell Beddoes and John Clare. In its central section ‘Readings’ it explores tensions, change, and continuity within the Romantic Movement, and examines a wide range of individual poems and poets through sensitive, attentive and accessible analyses. In addition, the authors provide a full introduction, a detailed historical and cultural timeline, biographies of the poets whose works are featured in the “Readings” section, and a helpful guide to further reading. The Romantic Poetry Handbook is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate study of British Romantic poetry. It also will appeal to every reader with an interest in the Romantics and in poetry generally.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Publsiher: New York : Funk & Wagnalls
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Handbook Book Excerpt:

The classic reference work--an invaluable sourcebook for poets and readers

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Dinah Livingstone
Publsiher: Palgrave
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780333542071
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Handbook Book Excerpt:

This poetry handbook is for anyone interested in poetry today - members of poetry workshops, students, or individuals at home. The book covers traditional metres, sound patterns and forms, but strongly emphasizes the more difficult questions of the rhythm, sound and shape of contemporary poetry. It discusses poetry's content and scope, and poetry in society - both in Britain and, by way of contrast, revolutionary Nicaragua. This is followed by a chapter on translating poetry. The conclusion makes some suggestions about where to look for poetry in Britain today. Included is a list of addresses and publications. Dinah Livingstone runs Camden Voices Poetry Group and has translated Poems by the Chilean poet Maria Eugenia Bravo.

Learning the Secrets of English Verse

Learning the Secrets of English Verse
Author: David J. Rothman,Susan Delaney Spear
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2022-09-10
ISBN: 3030530965
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning the Secrets of English Verse Book Excerpt:

This textbook teaches the writing of poetry by examining all the major verse forms and repeating stanza forms in English. It provides students with the tools to compose successful lines of poetry and focuses on meter (including free verse), rhythm, rhyme, and the many other tools a poet needs to create both music and meaningfulness in an artful poem. Presenting copious examples from strong poets of the past and present along with many recent student examples, all of which are scanned, each chapter offers lessons in poetic history and the practice of writing verse, along with giving students a structured opportunity to experiment writing in all the forms discussed. In Part 1, Rothman and Spear begin at the beginning, with Anglo-Saxon Strong Stress Alliterative Meter and examine every major meter in English, up to and including the free verse forms of modern and contemporary poetry. Part 2 presents a close examination of stanza forms that moves from the simple to the complex, beginning with couplets and ending with the 14-line Eugene Onegin stanza. The goal of the book is to give students the essential skills to understand how any line of poetry in English may have been composed, the better to enjoy them and then also write their own: the keys to the treasure chest. Rothman and Spear present a rigorous curriculum that teaches the craft of poetry through a systematic examination and practice of the major English meters and verse forms. Under their guidance, students hone their craft while studying the rich traditions and innovations of poets writing in English. Suitable for high school students and beyond. I studied with Rothman in graduate school and went through this course with additional scholarly material. This book will help students develop a keen ear for the music of the English language.—Teow Lim Goh, author of Islanders

Twelve Great Spiritual Writers

Twelve Great Spiritual Writers
Author: Liz Hoare
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN: 0281079374
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Great Spiritual Writers Book Excerpt:

Liz Hoare's list of twelve great spiritual writers includes famous and lesser known women whose writings have touched her heart, illuminated her mind, and sharpened her spiritual vision. Liz believes they can do the same for you – which is why she has written this book. Each of these great writers – novelists, poets, preachers, philosophers and theologians – contributes something special to our understanding of the spiritual life today. With key extracts from each writer's best-loved books, and with suggestions for personal reflection or group discussion, here is an exceptionally rich resource that you will want to return to time and time again, wherever you may be on your journey. Contents 1. Kathleen Norris: Everyday mysteries 2. Alison Morgan: Following Jesus 3. Ann Lewin: Watching for the kingfisher 4. Sarah Clarkson: For the love of books 5. Annie Dillard: The world is charged with the grandeur of God 6. Margaret Guenther: Spiritual midwifery 7. Margaret Magdalen: Avoiding mediocrity 8. Benedicta Ward: With all the saints 9. Marilynne Robinson: The givenness of things 10. Barbara Brown Taylor: Struggling with church 11. Ann Lamott: Life in forgiveness school 12. Mary Oliver: Listening convivially to the world

The Poet s Handbook

The Poet s Handbook
Author: Judson Jerome
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet s Handbook Book Excerpt:

Provides instruction in the mechanics and art of writing poetry.

The Poet s Handbook

The Poet s Handbook
Author: Judson Jerome
Publsiher: Writers Digest Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet s Handbook Book Excerpt:

Detailed instruction in the mechanics and art of writing poetry.

Craft Class

Craft Class
Author: Christopher Kempf
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 1421443570
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craft Class Book Excerpt:

With the rise of the workshop in American culture, Kempf shows, manual and mental labor have been welded together like steel plates. What fissures does that weld seal shut? And on whose behalf does the poet punch in?

The Cambridge Guide to Reading Poetry

The Cambridge Guide to Reading Poetry
Author: Andrew Hodgson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 1108906710
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Guide to Reading Poetry Book Excerpt:

At the heart of this book is a belief that poetry matters, and that it enables us to enjoy and understand life. In this accessible guide, Andrew Hodgson equips the reader for the challenging and rewarding experience of unlocking poetry, considering the key questions about language, technique, feeling and subject matter which illuminate what a poem has to say. In a lucid and sympathetic manner, he considers a diverse range of poets writing in English to demonstrate how their work enlarges our perception of ourselves and our world. The process of independent research is modeled step-by-step, as the guide shows where to start, how to develop ideas, and how to draw conclusions. Providing guidance on how to plan, organise and write essays, close readings and commentaries, from initial annotation to final editing, this book will provide you with the confidence to discover and express your own personal response to poetry.

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing
Author: David Morley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN: 1139463756
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing Book Excerpt:

This pioneering book introduces students to the practice and art of creative writing and creative reading. It offers a fresh, distinctive and beautifully written synthesis of the discipline. David Morley discusses where creative writing comes from, the various forms and camouflages it has taken, and why we teach and learn the arts of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. He looks at creative writing in performance; as public art, as visual art, as e-literature and as an act of community. As a leading poet, critic and award-winning teacher of the subject, Morley finds new engagements for creative writing in the creative academy and within science. Accessible, entertaining and groundbreaking, The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing is not only a useful textbook for students and teachers of writing, but also an inspiring read in its own right. Aspiring authors and teachers of writing will find much to discover and enjoy.

Owls and Other Fantasies

Owls and Other Fantasies
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN: 0807096822
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Owls and Other Fantasies Book Excerpt:

Within these pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows and, of course, the snowy owl, among a dozen others-including ten poems that have never before been collected. She adds two beautifully crafted essays, "Owls," selected for the Best American Essays series, and "Bird," a new essay that will surely take its place among the classics of the genre. In the words of the poet Stanley Kunitz, "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations." For anyone who values poetry and essays, for anyone who cares about birds, Owls and Other Fantasies will be a treasured gift; for those who love both, it will be essential reading. From the Hardcover edition.

The Modern Poet

The Modern Poet
Author: Robert Crawford
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2001-08-09
ISBN: 0191589322
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Poet Book Excerpt:

Addressed to all readers of poetry, this is a wide-ranging book about the poet's role throughout the last three centuries. It argues that a conception of the poets as both primitive and sophisticated emerged in the 1750s. Encouraged by the classroom when English literary works began to be studied in universities, this view continues to shape our own attitudes towards verse. Whether considering Ossian and the Romantics, Victorian scholar-gipsies, Modernist poetries of knowledge, or contemporary poetry in Britian, Ireland, and America, The Modern Poet shows how many successive generations of poets have needed to collaborate and to battle with academia.

Marketing the Arts

Marketing the Arts
Author: Finola Kerrigan,Chloe Preece
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2022-12-20
ISBN: 1000788148
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing the Arts Book Excerpt:

With contributions from international scholars of marketing and consumer studies, this renowned text engages directly with a range of contemporary themes, including: The importance of arts consumption and its socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions The impact of new technologies, platforms, and alternative artforms on the art market The importance of the aesthetic experience itself and how to research it The value of arts-based methods The art versus commerce debate The artist as entrepreneur The role of the arts marketer as market-maker This fully updated new edition covers digital trends in the arts and emerging technologies, including virtual reality, streaming services, and branded entertainment. It also broadens the scope of investigation beyond the West looking to film in emerging markets such as China, music in Sub-Saharan Africa, and indigenous art in Australia. Alongside in-depth theoretical analysis, this edition of Marketing the Arts takes inspiration from the creativity inherent in current artistic practice to demonstrate a plurality of approaches and methodologies. Marketing the Arts: Breaking Boundaries is core reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying arts marketing and management. Online resources include chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides and questions for class discussion.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author: Steven R. Serafin,Alfred Bendixen
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 1340
Release: 2005-09-01
ISBN: 9780826417770
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature Book Excerpt:

More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Women s Poetry

Women s Poetry
Author: Jo Gill
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-09-13
ISBN: 0748629939
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Poetry Book Excerpt:

This guide examines the production and reception of poetry by a range of women writers--predominantly although not exclusively writing in English--from Sappho through Anne Bradstreet and Emily Bronte to Sylvia Plath, Eavan Boland and Susan Howe.Women's Poetry offers a thoroughgoing thematic study of key texts, poets and issues, analysing commonalities and differences across diverse writers, periods, and forms. The book is alert, throughout, to the diversity of women's poetry. Close readings of selected texts are combined with a discussion of key theories and critical practices, and students are encouraged to think about women's poetry in the light of debates about race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and regional and national identity. The book opens with a chronology followed by a comprehensive Introduction which outlines various approaches to reading women's poetry. Seven chapters follow, and a Conclusion and section of useful resources close the book.

The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters

The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters
Author: Wendy Burt-Thomas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-12-05
ISBN: 1599634481
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters Book Excerpt:

Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: • Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents • Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy • Select the strongest slant for your book or article • Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable • Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project • Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover.

Literatures of Memory

Literatures of Memory
Author: Peter Middleton,Tim Woods
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780719059506
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literatures of Memory Book Excerpt:

Not only do drama and poetry about the past and historical novels reveal a shared understanding of pivotal moments, historical figures, and every life of earlier times, say Middleton (English, U. of Southampton) and Woods (English, U. of Wales-Aberystwyth), they also outline more general beliefs about the past and its relation to the present. It is.