The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

Book - 2005
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Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual , Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets--aspiring or practicing--can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend--a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780803227699
Branch Call Number: 808 .1 KOO
Characteristics: xii, 163 p. ;,23 cm


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PimaLib_MattL Jun 10, 2018

Great little book about poetry, with many apt examples illustrating his points. He encourages a relaxed and even keeled approach to your work. The final chapter is called Relax and Wait.

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