Why Poetry

Why Poetry
Author : Matthew Zapruder
Publisher : HarperCollins
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780062343093
ISBN 13 : 0062343092
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Book Description:

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it. Zapruder explores what poems are, and how we can read them, so that we can, as Whitman wrote, “possess the origin of all poems,” without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone.

Why Poetry

Why Poetry
Author : Paul F. Cummins
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 67
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 146283387X
ISBN 13 : 9781462833870
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Book Description:

Why Poetry Matters

Why Poetry Matters
Author : Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 206
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780300124231
ISBN 13 : 0300124236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Matters Book Description:

This deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives examines the importance of poetry and its diverse applications in the world.

Why Poetry Matters

Why Poetry Matters
Author : Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
Publisher :
Total Pages : 206
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131710779
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Matters Book Description:

This deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives examines the importance of poetry and its diverse applications in the world.

Why Write Poetry

Why Write Poetry
Author : Jeannine Johnson
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages : 316
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0838641059
ISBN 13 : 9780838641057
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Write Poetry Book Description:

Poets have long been defending poetry in prose, and essays by Sidney, Shelley, and others are a familiar and important part of the Anglo-American literary tradition. This book identifies and examines a related genre - the verse defense of poetry - which shares the same impulse that has led to the composition of prose essays: namely, the desire to protect poetry from its detractors and to promote its value as a vital human endeavor. In the last century or so, this impulse to engage questions of poetry's value in poems has become increasingly widespread, and it has dominated the careers of at least five poets: H.D., Wallace Stevens, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, and Geoffrey Hill. Though these poets espouse very different aesthetic principles, they, like many of their contemporaries, have repeatedly turned to apology in their verse. At first glance, this seems an odd gesture, given that the readers and writers of poetry are those who least need convincing of poetry's worthiness. But questioning poetry in verse is a form of lyric introspection that is productive and well-suited for a modern poet. characterized as one of indifference, defense helps these authors make a claim for poetry's cultural relevance, as well as for its private profit. Jeannine Johnson is a Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University.

Indie Poet Rock Star

Indie Poet Rock Star
Author : Michael La Ronn
Publisher : Ursabrand Media
Total Pages : 166
Release : 2015-01-31
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indie Poet Rock Star Book Description:

Are you frustrated with your poetry career? There's good news. The publishing landscape has changed, and poets have more opportunities to sell their work than ever before. And guess what? Almost no one is pursuing these options! Navigate the New World of Poetry Publishing Indie poet & author Michael La Ronn walks you through what it really means to be a poet in today's market, and how to use the status quo to your advantage. In this book, you'll learn: * What the new landscape looks like and why you should take advantage of it now * Myths about poetry writing & common traps that poets fall into * Why you should indie publish your next collection (and how to do it with style) * How to think about your poetry as a business (hint: it's not just submitting to literary magazines) * The right way to market a poetry collection without the help of a publisher * How MFA programs and literary magazines can adapt in order to thrive in this new world All this and much more. NOW is the time to take charge of your writing career. Buying this book may be the most important thing you do to reach new readers and improve your sales. This is the self-publishing book that poets have been waiting for!

Life Saving

Life Saving
Author : Josephine Hart
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781844088720
ISBN 13 : 1844088723
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Saving Book Description:

Josephine Hart, author of the bestselling novel Damage, had what she called 'a long love affair' with poetry. It was an affair that started as a child and lasted until her untimely death at the age of sixty-nine in 2011. She said 'I was a word child' growing up in Ireland 'a country of word children where life was language before it was anything else'. As a teenager and later she found the poetry of Eliot, Larkin, Yeats and others a lifeline,'a route map through life'. In the late 1980s, Hart, by now a successful West End theatre producer, began a hugely popular event in which actors read the words of the great poets to an enraptured audience. In 2004, The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour moved to the British Library, where it remains today. By her own admission, Josephine Hart gave 'dead poets society' . But she also gave them intelligent and exciting introductions; all of which are now collected here in this volume. They are insightful, even great, works in their own right. Life Saving leaves us an inspiring legacy. It takes us on a journey of the imagination to some of the greatest poems written in the English language and allows us to understand, intuitively and deeply, why poetry matters.

Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation

Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation
Author : Carmen Bugan
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 214
Release : 2017-12-02
ISBN 10 : 9781351191890
ISBN 13 : 1351191896
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation Book Description:

"Poetry born of historical upheaval bears witness both to actual historical events and considerations of poetics. Under the duress of history the poet, who is torn between lamentation and celebration, seeks to achieve distance from his troubled times. Add to this a deep love for and commitment to the Irish and English poetic traditions, and a strong desire to search for models outside his culture, and you have the poetry of the Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-). In this study, Carmen Bugan looks at how the poetry of Seamus Heaney, born of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has encountered the'historically-tested imaginations' of Czeslaw Milosz, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, and Zbigniew Herbert, as he aimed to fulfil a Horatian poetics, a poetry meant to both instruct and delight its readers. Carmen Bugan is the author of a collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, and a memoir, Burying the Typewriter."

The Nature and Elements of Poetry

The Nature and Elements of Poetry
Author : Edmund Clarence Stedman
Publisher : Boston : Houghton, Mifflin
Total Pages : 338
Release : 1892
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009384507
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature and Elements of Poetry Book Description:

Real Life Little Time

Real Life  Little Time
Author : Estrell Young III
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages :
Release : 2013-03-13
ISBN 10 : 9781257573547
ISBN 13 : 1257573543
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Life Little Time Book Description:

A collection of poems that dipect the life and times of Estrell Young.