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The Resource A primer for poets & readers of poetry, Gregory Orr

A primer for poets & readers of poetry, Gregory Orr

Label
A primer for poets & readers of poetry
Title
A primer for poets & readers of poetry
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Orr
Title variation
Primer for poets and readers of poetry
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides the young poet toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in his or her life, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way. Using such poems as Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" and Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays," the Primer encourages young writers to approach their "thresholds" - those places where disorder meets order, where shaping imagination can turn language into urgent and persuasive poems. It provides the poet with more than a dozen focused writing exercises and explains essential topics such as the personal and cultural threshold; the four forces that animate poetic language (naming, singing, saying, imagining); tactics of revision; ecstasy and engagement as motives for poetry; and how to locate and learn from our personal poetic forebears
Cataloging source
YDX
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Orr, Gregory
Dewey number
808.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Poetry
  • Poetry
Label
A primer for poets & readers of poetry, Gregory Orr
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Disorder and order -- Poetry is both simple and complex -- Letting in the disorder -- the lyric invitation -- Part two: Powers of ordering -- Imagination at the threshold -- Lyric and narrative: two fundamental ordering impulses -- Some basic issues -- Part three: Words coming alive in poems -- Words coming alive in poems -- Naming -- Singing -- Saying -- Imagining -- Part four: Why poems? Why poets? -- Ecstasy ad engagement -- A second self in a second world -- Craft and quest
Control code
ocn959875621
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780393253924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959875621
Label
A primer for poets & readers of poetry, Gregory Orr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Disorder and order -- Poetry is both simple and complex -- Letting in the disorder -- the lyric invitation -- Part two: Powers of ordering -- Imagination at the threshold -- Lyric and narrative: two fundamental ordering impulses -- Some basic issues -- Part three: Words coming alive in poems -- Words coming alive in poems -- Naming -- Singing -- Saying -- Imagining -- Part four: Why poems? Why poets? -- Ecstasy ad engagement -- A second self in a second world -- Craft and quest
Control code
ocn959875621
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780393253924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959875621

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