Don t Read Poetry

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 ...

Author: Stephanie Burt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465094516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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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.

A Study Guide for Ishmael Reed s Beware Do Not Read This Poem

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410341242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Ishmael Reed's "Beware: Do Not Read This Poem," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

W B Yeats

Back in Bedford Park he read omnivorously : Stevenson's Black Arrow ,
Todhunter's legend - inspired Irish poems ... of full stops when there weren't any ,
so Madame said ' Mr Yaytes you dont read poetry like that do you ' Yes he does
Yes he ...

Author: R. F. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0192880853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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In the first authorized biography of Yeats to appear in over 50 years, leading historian R. F. Foster travels beyond Yeats's towering image as arguably the century's greatest poet to restore a real sense of his extraordinary life as he experienced it. 62 halftones, 19 linecuts.

The Language Letters

For that matter, neither he nor Bernstein was widely read in poetry, whether
contemporary or canonical. As Andrews put it, “poetry is kind of a avocation & I
dont read much of it (never did) so dont really know what's happening in the ...

Author: Matthew Hofer

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826360663

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein released the first issue of the poetics newsletter L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E in 1978, launching language-centered writing. The Language Letters reveals Language poetry in its nascent stage, with letters written by Andrews, Bernstein, Ron Silliman, and others in intense and intimate conversation regarding poetry and poetics; the contemporary poetry and arts scenes; publication venues, journals, and magazines; and issues of community, camaraderie, and friendship. The editors have included two critical introductions, two interviews with Bernstein and Andrews, and appendices that include a previously unpublished essay on Larry Eigner by Robert Grenier and short biographies of the major authors. Written between 1970 and 1978, these letters detail the development of the concepts and styles that came to define one of the most influential movements in post-1960s writing. Scholars, writers, and students of poetry will find this collection essential to understanding this important period of literary history.

How to Play a Poem

commentary on a poem and an essay . . . however, i dont understand what the
poem is talking about, moreover analysing it! Please ... It tortured me because I
really do WANT to feel what you feel when you read poetry, but I can't. I think I'm ...

Author: Don Bialostosky

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822982357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Approaching poems as utterances designed and packaged for pleasurable reanimation, How to Play a Poem leads readers through a course that uses our common experience of language to bring poems to life. It mobilizes the speech genres we acquire in our everyday exchanges to identify “signs of life” in poetic texts that can guide our co-creation of tone. How to Play a Poem draws on ideas from the Bakhtin School, usually associated with fiction rather than poetry, to construct a user-friendly practice of close reading as an alternative to the New Critical formalism that still shapes much of teaching and alienates many readers. It sets aside stock questions about connotation and symbolism to guide the playing out of dynamic relations among the human parties to poetic utterances, as we would play a dramatic script or musical score. How to Play a Poem addresses critics ready to abandon New Criticism, teachers eager to rethink poetry, readers eager to enjoy it, and students willing to give it a chance, inviting them to discover a lively and enlivening way to animate familiar and unfamiliar poems.

American Poetry

no name on list in time what a nightmare couldnt have mind read by history by
future pharoahs of enlightenment. i ... his is it can he read it i dont read it i look
quickly at its movement staying still it and i all the movements in stillness. the
swaying ...

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480479197

Category: Poetry

Page: 472

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“Conjunctions offers a showplace for some of the most exciting and demanding writers now at work.” —The Washington Post With work from the seventy-five poets who are the game-changing, bar-setting voices of our time first published in this volume, Conjunctions: 35, American Poetry is the definitive collection for the contemporary poetic landscape. Includes astonishing uncollected work from masters of the form, as well as breathtaking new ventures from risk takers such as Juliana Spahr and Kevin Young. Contributors include John Ashbery, Susan Wheeler, and James Tate.

The Absolute Sound

HP : You dont ? CP : No. As a matter of fact , I don't read poetry . HP : Not at all ?
CP : No. The only person I read is Sylvia Plath . HP : So , you don't read poetry
but you write poems . CP : Yeah . I read song lyrics . But , I'm much more inspired



ISBN: STANFORD:36105004307026

Category: Sound


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In Defence of Plain English

theyre symbols [wrote the silverfish] dont you know anything about poetry
interrogation point ha ha just the current ... lines dont read so badly i mean theyre
garbage lions dont live in forests they live on the veldt but the fact is try as i may i
cant ...

Author: Victoria Branden

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554881987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This indispensable guide to the English language belongs beside the dictionary in every Canadian home. Written in an easy-to-understand light-hearted style, the content of the book is nevertheless serious and important. Our language is declining; illiteracy is rampant. Worse, the sloppy, incorrect use of language is perpetrated by educators, the media, politicians, and others who should be setting a good example. Besides giving simple illustrations of the correct use of grammar and choice of words, the author deals with the commonest offences: language misused, mis-spelled, and misunderstood, and the appalling use of words (usually incorrect) that many people consider sophisticated or "classy." Using actual quotations from essays of university students, the media, and even "good" books, the author clearly defines bad English and explains in a straightforward manner how to change it to good English. What makes this book unique is its complete lack of pretentiousness and its powerful plea for the return of plain English.

You Don t Even Know Me

I sit in your class I play by the rules I'm young I'm fly I'm black. In 9 stories and 13 poems, Sharon G. Flake gives readers insight into the minds of a diverse group adolescent African American males.

Author: Sharon Flake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781423136675

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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I sit in your class I play by the rules I'm young I'm fly I'm black. In 9 stories and 13 poems, Sharon G. Flake gives readers insight into the minds of a diverse group adolescent African American males. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age 17 to love of his life, who's pregnant. He knows it's the right thing to do, but he's scared to death. James writes in his diary about his twin brother's terrible secret, which threatens to pull James down, too. Tyler explains what it's like to be a player with the ladies. In a letter to his uncle, La'Ron confesses that he's infected with HIV. Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Still, he loves his hood. These and other unforgettable characters come to life in this poignant, funny and often searing collection of urban male voices.

The New York Times Book Review

Enzensberger himself puts it in the opening poem of this excellent , and
excellently translated , selection ; " what am i doing here , / in this country / . . .
native but ...



ISBN: UOM:39015034639248

Category: Books


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How Long Is the Present

... id be reading with some other poet id never heard of was that all right? i said
that was fine with me because there were lots of poets id never heard of but i
hoped she understood that i dont read anymore i talk and that whatever i
happened to ...

Author: David Antin

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826355300

Category: Poetry

Page: 392

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Poet, performance artist, and critic David Antin invented the “talk poem.” He insists that his poems be oral and created in front of a live audience, in a specific time and place, with the transcription of the performance adjusted for print by presenting it not in prose but in clumps of words without justified margins or punctuation, peppered with white spaces that indicate pauses. In this book, editor Stephen Fredman provides a critical introduction to a selection of talk poems from three out-of-print collections, accompanied by a new interview with the author. As Fredman points out, Antin’s work is a form of conceptual writing that has influenced generations of experimental poets and prose writers. His profound and humorous talk poems are essential for classroom and scholarly discussions of the arts in modernism and postmodernism—offering as well an invitation to strengthen the ties between the sciences and the humanities.

Speaking of Poets 2

Also , I think it is important that we don ' t expect the kids to like every poem that is
presented . It is simply not going to happen . If I liked every poem I read , I couldn '
t do an anthology ! We don ' t even like every play Shakespeare wrote .

Author: Jeffrey Scott Copeland

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:49015002241520

Category: Poetry

Page: 204

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Examines the lives and works of twenty of today's most popular and critically acclaimed poets. Included are Cynthia Rylant, Ashley Bryan, Paul Fleischman, and Maxine Kumin, Brod Bagert, Constance Levy, Luis Rodriguez, and Michael Spooner among others. Offers suggestions on how teachers and librarians can use poetry to enrich the lives of young readers.

Don t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life

... as long as you can. As you finish your drink you can allow yourself to return to
your work, reading, or people watching. ... you possibly can. Don't do anything
else, just listen to the music, let yourself get swept away with the sounds, become
one with the music. ... Reading. a. Favorite. Book. Choose a book that you love to
read. It can be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, religious literature, whatever. Let yourself

Author: Scott E. Spradlin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572243095

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

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A guide to reigning in out-of-control emotions combines a series of relaxation techniques and stress-relief prescriptions to help readers prevent anger, depression, and anxiety from destroying their lives. Original.

The Paris Review

We had a reading together on a ferryboat in New York . I poems and he read
translations . But I ' m very sad . another reading , somebody I don ' t know
personally “ * Please don ' t ask Allen to come to the stage , because s so will be
upset ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3644082

Category: Fiction


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The Columbia Granger s Index to Poetry in Anthologies

Author: Tessa Kale


ISBN: UOM:39015067701568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2376

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Features 85,000 classic and contemporary poems by 12,000 poets. This work covers such anthologies as "The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry"; "The Oxford Book of American Poetry"; "The New Anthology of American Poetry", "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry"; and "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature."

A Note on Walt Whitman s Prosody

As far said : The people do not read poetry . But some - as a gentler man ... But
he never sang again . said : The people dont want the new poets to write After
singing as he originally did about liberty it the old poetry . Another thing should
be ...

Author: Fred Newton Scott


ISBN: UOM:39015071694264


Page: 12

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The Conservator

When Gilder read the manuscript of the these objects , will voluntarily exclaim , "
We will break first volume of With Walt ... Gilder thought it should poetry I asked
him why he didn't be as long as it pleased as long as it was as good send me the
letter . ... I dont want my men made gods nor my wasn't trying to please Walt .



ISBN: IND:30000130501871

Category: Social problems


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The Poetry Reading

toward a city - wide conference for women . each women ' s group was to prepare
papers on a topic . judy suggested “ why dont you do a thing with poetry ? ” so it
romped around in my head until one nite i decided to make up an anthology of ...

Author: Stephen Vincent

Publisher: Momos Press

ISBN: 0917672119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

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Maximum Rocknroll




ISBN: UOM:39015073795604

Category: Popular music


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