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

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

“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 ...
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to Poetry (13th Edition)
X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

Longman, 2009

Kennedy/Gioia's An Introduction to Poetry, 13 th edition continues to inspire students with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry.  The authors of this bestselling book are the recipients of many prestigious poetry awards.  Features new to this edition include:   Exclusive conversation between Dana Gioia and U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, offer students an insider’s ...
  
  











  



  
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

Penguin Classics, 2006

Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s creation to its violent end. This robust new ...
  
  











  



  
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms

W. W. Norton & Company, 2001

"Concise, learned, revisionary... should enrich the passionate conversation about poetic forms for years to come."— Edward Hirsch, author of How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry Two of our foremost poets provide here a lucid, straightforward primer that "looks squarely at some of the headaches and mysteries of poetic form": a book for readers who have always felt that an understanding of form (sonnet, ballad, villanelle, ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Random House, 1994

For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition.
  
  











  



  
A Poet's Glossary
Edward Hirsch

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over. Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the world, returning with an inclusive, international compendium. Moving gracefully from the bards of ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: Including The Poet's Craft Book

Dell Publishing, 1992

This simple-to-use, exceptionally complete reference work has been updated, expanded and redesigned to meet the needs of today's most demanding wordsmiths. Included here are over 10,000 new entries--over 60,000 in all, sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes.
  
  











  



  
The Poetics of Space
Gaston Bachelard

Beacon Press, 1994

Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams.
  
  











  



  
A Poetry Handbook
Mary Oliver

Mariner Books, 1994

With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index.
  
  











  



  
The Odyssey
Homer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998

The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in a Noonday paperback. Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two million copies, and it is the standard translation for three generations of students and poets. The Noonday Press is delighted to publish a new edition of this classic work.Fitzgerald's supple ...
  
  











  



  
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George ...
John Piper

Crossway, 2014

Herbert - Whitefield - Lewis In the sixth volume of The Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper celebrates the importance of poetic effort by looking at three influential Christians whose words magnificently display a commitment to truth and a love of beauty. Examining the lives of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis, Piper helps us appreciate the importance of carefully crafted words by exploring how Christians can use ...
  
  











  



  
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image: The Photography Workshop Series

Aperture, 2014

In this series, Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography--offering the workshop experience in a book. Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured ...
  
  











  



  
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (Oxford Paperback Reference)
Chris Baldick

Oxford University Press, 2009

From Jacques Derridas différance to Henry Jamess ficelle , the vocabulary of literary theory and criticism can seem difficult if not opaque. To help remedy the average readers bafflement, this new Third Edition of Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides succinct and often witty explanations of almost twelve hundred terms, covering everything from the ancient dithyramb to the contemporary dub poetry , from the popular bodice-ripper ...
  
  











  



  
Poetics (Penguin Classics)
Aristotle

Penguin Classics, 1997

‘The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy’ In his near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the Poetics introduces into literary criticism such central ...
  
  











  



  
Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity
Prue Shaw

Liveright, 2014

The best and most eloquent introduction to Dante for our time. Prue Shaw is one of the world's foremost authorities on Dante. Written with the general reader in mind, Reading Dante brings her knowledge to bear in an accessible yet expert introduction to his great poem. This is far more than an exegesis of Dante’s three-part Commedia . Shaw communicates the imaginative power, the linguistic skill and the emotional intensity of Dante’s ...
  
  











  



  
The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics)
Aristotle

Modern Library, 2001

Preserved by Arabic mathematicians and canonized by Christian scholars, Aristotle’s works have shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The Basic Works of Aristotle –constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random House hardcover for sixty years–has long been considered the best available one-volume Aristotle. Appearing in paperback at long last, this ...
  
  











  



  
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Mary Ruefle

Wave Books, 2012

This is one of the wisest books I've read in years... — New York Times Book Review No writer I know of comes close to even trying to articulate the weird magic of poetry as Ruefle does. She acknowledges and celebrates in the odd mystery and mysticism of the act—the fact that poetry must both guard and reveal, hint at and pull back... Also, and maybe most crucially, Ruefle’s work is never once stuffy or overdone: she writes this stuff with ...
  
  











  



  
Leadership Is an Art
Max Depree

Crown Business, 2004

LEADERSHIP IS AN ART has long been a must-read not only within the business community but also in professions ranging from academia to medical practices, to the political arena. First published in 1989, the book has sold more than 800,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. This revised edition brings Max De Pree’s timeless words and practical philosophy to a new generation of readers.De Pree looks at leadership as a kind of stewardship, ...
  
  











  



  
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Jonathan Culler

Oxford University Press, 2011

What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this new edition of his highly popular Very Short Introduction . Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, uses easy-to-grasp examples as he outlines the ideas behind schools of criticism that can otherwise be quite daunting, such as deconstruction, ...
  
  











  



  
Essence Maya Angelou: Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey
Editors of Essence Magazine

Essence, 2014
  
  











  








   



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