Who Reads Poetry

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Download or read book Who Reads Poetry written by Fred Sasaki and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2017-10-20 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who reads poetry? We know that poets do, but what about the rest of us? When and why do we turn to verse? Seeking the answer, Poetry magazine since 2005 has published a column called “The View From Here,” which has invited readers “from outside the world of poetry” to describe what has drawn them to poetry. Over the years, the incredibly diverse set of contributors have included philosophers, journalists, musicians, and artists, as well as doctors and soldiers, an iron-worker, an anthropologist, and an economist. This collection brings together fifty compelling pieces, which are in turns surprising, provocative, touching, and funny. In one essay, musician Neko Case calls poetry “a delicate, pretty lady with a candy exoskeleton on the outside of her crepe-paper dress.” In another, anthropologist Helen Fisher turns to poetry while researching the effects of love on the brain, “As other anthropologists have studied fossils, arrowheads, or pot shards to understand human thought, I studied poetry. . . . I wasn’t disappointed: everywhere poets have described the emotional fallout produced by the brain’s eruptions.” Even film critic Roger Ebert memorized the poetry of e. e. cummings, and the rapper Rhymefest attests here to the self-actualizing power of poems: “Words can create worlds, and I’ve discovered that poetry can not only be read but also lived out. My life is a poem.” Music critic Alex Ross tells us that he keeps a paperback of The Palm at the End of the Mind by Wallace Stevens on his desk next to other, more utilitarian books like a German dictionary, a King James Bible, and a Macintosh troubleshooting manual. Who Reads Poetry offers a truly unique and broad selection of perspectives and reflections, proving that poetry can be read by everyone. No matter what you’re seeking, you can find it within the lines of a poem.

Avidly Reads Poetry

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ISBN 10 : 9781479813551
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Download or read book Avidly Reads Poetry written by Jacquelyn Ardam and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "More Americans are reading poetry in the 21st century than ever before. This books asks: how do poems come to us? How do they make us feel and think and act when they do? Who and what is poetry for? Who does poetry include and exclude, and what can we learn from it? Each chapter links a reason why we might read poetry (to want, to learn, to resist, to soothe) with a type of poem (the sonnet, the alphabet poem, the documentary poem, the internet poem). Through readings of poems written in English from Shakespeare through today, and through reading the American cultures in which we read them, the book thinks about how poems are embedded in our lives: in our loves, our educations, our politics, and our social media, sometimes in spite of, and sometimes very much because of the nation we live in"--

Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters

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Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters written by Robert Pinsky and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-08-05 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Magnificent . . . poems to inspire [with] brief and brilliant, offhand notes about how to read them.”—Alan Cheuse, NPR Quick, joyful, and playfully astringent, with surprising comparisons and examples, this collection takes an unconventional approach to the art of poetry. Instead of rules, theories, or recipes, Singing School emphasizes ways to learn from great work: studying magnificent, monumentally enduring poems and how they are made— in terms borrowed from the “singing school” of William Butler Yeats’s “Sailing to Byzantium.” Robert Pinsky’s headnotes for each of the 80 poems and his brief introductions to each section take a writer’s view of specific works: William Carlos Williams’s “Fine Work with Pitch and Copper” for intense verbal music; Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” for wild imagination in matter-of-fact language; Robert Southwell’s “The Burning Babe” for surrealist aplomb; Wallace Stevens’s “The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm” for subtlety in meter. Included are poems by Aphra Behn, Allen Ginsberg, George Herbert, John Keats, Mina Loy, Thomas Nashe, and many other master poets. This anthology respects poetry’s mysteries in two senses of the word: techniques of craft and strokes of the inexplicable.

Don't Read Poetry

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ISBN 10 : 9780465094516
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Download or read book Don't Read Poetry written by Stephanie Burt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike.

Poetry For Dummies

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ISBN 10 : 1118053648
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Download or read book Poetry For Dummies written by The Poetry Center and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-03-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Poems Aloud

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Download or read book Poems Aloud written by Joseph Coelho and published by . This book was released on 2022-01-18 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, written to be read aloud. 20 poems arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence.

Inspired

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Download or read book Inspired written by Sherry A. Wright and published by . This book was released on 2007-10 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Longtime Writer Captures Inner Workings of the Heart with Poetry The Collection of Poems Become First-Published Book For ages poetry has been used as an outlet to express the inner affections of the hearts of those in love. While those affections can be hard to describe on paper, one woman has done it with ease and seems to capture the true human emotions that go along with such passionate sentiments. What initially began as a collection of writings to share with her friends soon became an emotional outlet for the attraction author Sherry Wright had towards a friend. Her compilation of poems recently became her first-published work entitled Inspired. Inspired includes a variety of poems describing the full circle relationships take, including themes of ecstasy, confusion, conflict and joy. Based on her own experiences and unique observations, Wright wrote each poem as a script, allowing the reader to become the actor and feel the range of emotions as they read her heartfelt words. Wright's melodic poems came from what she calls inspiredwordsoul which is a mixture of inspiration, imagination and emotions. Although the poems are about relationships, they are not limited to the romantic kind. Many of the poems have a variety of meanings, and Wright leaves it up to the reader to interpret each as they choose. I tell people to read Inspired aloud in order to actually feel the message and emotions coming from them, explains Wright. Inspired allows the reader to feel relate, remember, laugh and even love. Poetry buffs and novices alike can appreciate and connect with the easy-read style of Wright's poems. She effortlessly puts into words the emotions relationships evoke, yet many times are difficult to put into words. Ivy and Gwen Williams: This series of poems is truly the meaning of its title Inspired. Sherry Wright has shared an insight to her soul with her lyrical words. Anyone who reads this will undoubtedly feel a connection, in some way, to themselves in or out of a personal relationship. My husband and I both read the poems and felt a lot of the emotions that Sherry has expressed. Sherry uses words like an artist uses his paints, to allow the reader to feel a full range of emotions in such a short time. There is an instant kinship between Sherry and her readers. We recommend this book to everyone. Karen (Lane) Davis, Community Advocate: Ms. Wright artistically expresses the depth of emotion people often feel and cannot put into words. She expresses uniquely the feelings we all have at one time or another-love, need, curiosity, loneliness and joy. As an avid reader, I found her work unique, apart from the norm and fun to read. I loved it! Honorable Hal and Mary Daub Former Congressman, and Mayor of Omaha Nebraska: You must read these poems. If not from the first reading then the second time you read them, they light you up with their unique syncopation, in rhyme and style that stretches you to most pleasant reflections. This is the most fun we have had in many years with the authors' wonderful experiences set forth in poetic license.

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor

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ISBN 10 : 9780062684066
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Download or read book How to Read Poetry Like a Professor written by Thomas C. Foster and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2018-03-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles. No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers: How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning. The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries. How to listen for a poem’s secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up. How to hear the music in poems—and the poetry in songs! With How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards.

Poet Lore

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ISBN 10 : UCR:31210017305978
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Download or read book Poet Lore written by and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 1330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Developing Response to Poetry

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105032450707
Pages : 166 pages
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Download or read book Developing Response to Poetry written by Patrick Dias and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Poems for People who Don't Read Poems

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Publisher : New York : Atheneum, 1968 [c1967]
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015000637341
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Download or read book Poems for People who Don't Read Poems written by Hans Magnus Enzensberger and published by New York : Atheneum, 1968 [c1967]. This book was released on 1968 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Reports and Transactions

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ISBN 10 : WISC:89128082732
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Download or read book Reports and Transactions written by Cardiff Naturalists' Society and published by . This book was released on 1883 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The English Poets

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ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HWPMDB
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Download or read book The English Poets written by Thomas Humphry Ward and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

How to Read a Poem-- and Start a Poetry Circle

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Publisher : Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
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ISBN 10 : 1573227854
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Download or read book How to Read a Poem-- and Start a Poetry Circle written by Molly Peacock and published by Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks). This book was released on 2000 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A distinguished poet and former president of the Poetry Society of America offers advice on how to read poetry, presenting eighteen cherished poems, along with information about the poem and its author; presents practical tips on organizing a poetry reading group; and includes a suggested bibliography of favorite books. Reprint.

The English Poets: Chaucer to Donne

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Download or read book The English Poets: Chaucer to Donne written by Thomas Humphry Ward and published by . This book was released on 1883 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Prose Writings of William Cullen Bryant: Essays, tales, and orations

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Download or read book Prose Writings of William Cullen Bryant: Essays, tales, and orations written by William Cullen Bryant and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

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Download or read book I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds written by John Foster and published by . This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection offers a wide range of poems to appeal to all children, from poems about giants and space rockets to poems that are great to read aloud, like 'The Wizard Said' and 'Meddling Muddle'. Meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum, it has been carefully selected for children in Year 2 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem, as well as a glossary of key terms.