The Poetry Home Repair Manual

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 ...

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, 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.

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The Poetry Home Repair Manual
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Ted Kooser
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, 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)
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Chad Davidson, Gregory Fraser
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Sandra L. Faulkner
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-22 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: The Editors of Writer's Digest
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-08 - Publisher: Penguin

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Teaching Creative Writing
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Graeme Harper
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-06-23 - Publisher: A&C Black

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