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The Poet's companion : a guide to the pleasures of writing poetry

Author: Kim Addonizio; Dorianne Laux
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Two accomplished poets and teachers offer a poetry primer that includes short essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and possible subjects for writing, along with writing exercises, tips on getting published, and examples of contemporary poetry.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Addonizio, Kim, 1954-
Poet's companion.
New York : W.W. Norton, ©1997
(OCoLC)872657083
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Addonizio; Dorianne Laux
ISBN: 0393316548 9780393316544 039304081X 9780393040814
OCLC Number: 36138321
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Subjects for writing : Writing and knowing ; The family: inspiration and obstacle ; Death and grief ; Writing the erotic ; The shadow ; Witnessing ; Poetry of place --
The poet's craft : Images ; Simile and metaphor ; The music of the line ; Voice and style ; Stop making sense: dreams and experiments ; Meter, rhyme, and form ; Repetition, rhythm, and blues ; More repetition: villanelle, pantoum, sestina ; A grammatical excursion ; The energy of revision --
The writing life : Self-doubt ; Writer's block ; Writing in the electronic age ; Getting published --
Twenty-minute writing exercises --
Appendixes : A. Books on poetry and writing --
B. Anthologies for further reading --
C. Finding markets for your poems ; D. More resources for writers.
Responsibility: Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux.

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Two accomplished poets and teachers offer a poetry primer that includes short essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and possible subjects for writing, along with writing exercises, tips on getting published, and examples of contemporary poetry.
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