The Practice of Poetry

A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

Author: Robin Behn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062276070

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

In the Palm of Your Hand

Provides aspiring poets guidance on writing poetry.

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: Tilbury House Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016114826

Category: Poetry

Page: 274

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Provides aspiring poets guidance on writing poetry.

Modernism and the Practice of Proletarian Literature

... of what—if anything—could be conceivably located beyond it.49 The series of identifications implicit in Whitman's poetic practicepoem with self; ...

Author: Simon Cooper

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030351953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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This book tests critical reassessments of US radical writing of the 1930s against recent developments in theories of modernism and the avant-garde. Multidisciplinary in approach, it considers poetry, fiction, classical music, commercial art, jazz, and popular contests (such as dance marathons and bingo). Relating close readings to social and economic contexts over the period 1856–1952, it centers in on a key author or text in each chapter, providing an unfolding, chronological narrative, while at the same time offering nuanced updates on existing debates. Part One focuses on the roots of the 1930s proletarian movement in poetry and music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Part Two analyzes the output of proletarian novelists, considered alongside contemporaneous works by established modernist authors as well as more mainstream, popular titles.

Practicing Culture

The practice of sharing work with others also includes aspects of projection, since being thanked in others' publications, or having a book or poem ...

Author: Craig Calhoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134126118

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Practicing Culture seeks to revitalize the field of cultural sociology with an emphasis not on abstract theoretical debates but on showing how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Culture is not just products and representations but practices. It is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation. It is something people do – and do in rich variety and distinctive contexts as engaging case studies from the book reveal. For example: in Russia’s most Western city, Kaliningrad, residents dig for artifacts symbolizing a German past – even though their parents only migrated to what was once Konigsberg after WWII in the USA, fans of professional wrestling pride themselves on being smart enough to know how much is trickery and how the tricks work yet still believe in the contest. Practicing Culture will reshape and invigorate the sociology of culture, not only through internal development, but through enhanced connections to the interdisciplinary social theory and to related fields like the sociology of knowledge and ethnography. It will prove an essential tool for students and researchers of cultural theory, contemporary social theory and cultural sociology.

Poetry Practical Theology and Reflective Practice

Mark Pryce's innovative method of Reflective Practice Poetry Groups offers Clergy CMD practitioners a rich resource for fostering reflection on ministry, ...

Author: Mark Pryce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317076629

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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This groundbreaking study offers an innovative critical analysis of poetry as a resource for reflective practice in the context of continuing professional development. In the contemporary drive in all professions for greater rigour in education, training, and development, little attention is paid to the inner shape of learning and meaning-making for individuals and groups, especially ways in which individuals are formed for the task of their work. Building on empirical research into the author’s professional practice, the book takes the use of poetry in clergy continuing ministerial development as a case-study to examine the value of poetry in professional learning. Setting out the advantages and limitations of poetry as a stimulant for imaginative, critical reflexivity, and formation within professional reflective practice, the study develops a practical model for group reflection around poetry, distilling pedagogical approaches for working effectively with poetry in continuing professional development. Drawing together a number of strands of thinking about poetry, Practical Theology, and reflective practice into a tightly argued study, the book is an important methodological resource. It makes available a range of primary and secondary sources, offering researchers into professional practice a model of ethnographic research in Practical Theology which embraces innovative methods for reflexivity and theological reflection, including the value of auto-ethnographic poetry.

Ezra Pound the Prime Minister of Poetry

how the line goes , how the word is , in its context , what has been done , in the
practice of verse — and what now seems possible to do . " 21 " He gives the
practicing poet , ” declares Denise Levertov , “ not a rigid syllabus , despite his
several ...

Author: Burton Raffel

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books

ISBN: UOM:39015010314675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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As a veteran and practicing poet , I will readily conduct writing workshops for
younger veterans when asked , whether those aspiring writers are still in uniform
or not . Daniel Rifenburgh Houston , Texas Dear Editor , Eleanor Wilner thinks
the ...

Author: Harriet Monroe


ISBN: UOM:39015062079986

Category: American poetry


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Wingbeats II Exercises and Practice in Poetry

When I started teaching poetry, I was surprised that I was supposed to give my ... literary education as well as my students' desire to be practicing poets.

Author: Scott Wiggerman

Publisher: Dos Gatos Press

ISBN: 9780984039982

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

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WINGBEATS II: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the original WINGBEATS, is an exciting collection from teaching poets—58 poets, 59 exercises. Whether you want a quick exercise to jump-start the words or multi-layered approaches that will take you deeper into poetry, WINGBEATS II is for you. The exercises include clear step-by-step instruction and numerous example poems, including work by Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Cleopatra Mathis, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Patricia Smith, William Carlos Williams, and others. You will find exercises for collaborative writing, for bending narrative into new poetic shapes, for experimenting with persona, for writing nonlinear poems. For those interested in traditional elements, WINGBEATS II includes exercises on the sonnet, as well as approaches to meter, line breaks, syllabics, and more. Like its predecessor, WINGBEATS II will be a standard in creative writing classes, a standard go-to in every poet's library.

the practice of critism

But most readers are able to feel the success of poem B. Notice how cleverly a certain kind of surface titillation or excitement is suggested in words like ...


Publisher: CUP Archive




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The Practice of Reading

IV My disagreement with Krieger's "A Waking Dream" begins with his first paragraph: "The war between the poets and the philosophers, out of which Western ...

Author: Denis Donoghue

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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This lucid and elegantly written book is a sustained conversation about the nature and importance of literary interpretation. Distinguished critic Denis Donoghue argues that we must read texts closely and imaginatively, as opposed to merely or mistakenly theorizing about them. He shows what serious reading entails by discussing texts that range from Shakespeare's plays to a novel by Cormac McCarthy. Donoghue begins with a personal chapter about his own early experiences reading literature while he was living and teaching in Ireland. He then deals with issues of theory, focusing on the validity of different literary theories, on words and their performances, on the impingement of oral and written conditions of reading, and on such current forces as technology and computers that impinge on the very idea of reading. Finally he examines certain works of literature: Shakespeare's Othello and Macbeth, Swift's Gulliver's Travels, a passage from Wordsworth's The Prelude, a chapter of Joyce's Ulysses, Yeats's "Leda and the Swan" and "Coole and Ballylee, 1931," and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian demonstrating what these texts have in common and how they must be differentiated through a sympathetic, imaginative, and informed reading.

The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry

Why cannot poetry renew itself and advance into new circumstance by adding
the new to the old ? Why cannot the critical faculty , in poets and critics alike ,
undertake to see that the best of the new is grafted to the best of the old ? Free
verse ...

Author: David Mason


ISBN: UOM:39015047738730

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 203

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In this collection, the author writes some of the most original, compelling, & well reasoned essays & reviews on contemporary poetry. Annotation. Mason writes about poetry in general, 19th-century American poetry, contemporary poetry, the New Formalism, and about poets like W.H. Auden, Tennyson, Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, Louis Simpson, Anne Sexton, and J.V. Cunningham. Mason's critical position? "Though I have nothing against the personal in art, I do want it transformed, made into something beyond an advertisement for the self." In other words, the author, despite dislike of the term "New Formalism," very much admires craft. Mason has published two books of poetry, is a translator, and teaches English at The Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

The Practice of Elocution

A Series of Exercises for Acquiring the Several Requisites of a Good Delivery : and an Outline Course of English Poetry Benjamin Humphrey Smart.

Author: Benjamin Humphrey Smart


ISBN: OSU:32435080004542

Category: Elocution

Page: 283

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The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication

Kelley's first love, in fact, is writing poetry. ... poetry in several poetry magazines (Primavera, Silo, Poet Lore) long before she became a medical editor ...

Author: Jean A. Lutz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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A description of the work done by technical scientific communicators in a variety of professional settings. It includes an introduction and 12 chapters, each of which detail specific areas of practice, contain profiles of at least two technical communicators, and answer fundamental questions.