Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters (Paperback)Robert Pinsky (author)
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Robert Pinsky's headnotes for each of the 80 poems and his brief introductions to each section take a writer's view of specific works: William Carlos Williams's "Fine Work with Pitch and Copper" for intense verbal music; Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" for wild imagination in matter-of-fact language; Robert Southwell's "The Burning Babe" for surrealist aplomb; Wallace Stevens's "The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm" for subtlety in meter. Included are poems by Aphra Behn, Allen Ginsberg, George Herbert, John Keats, Mina Loy, Thomas Nashe, and many other master poets.
This anthology respects poetry's mysteries in two senses of the word: techniques of craft and strokes of the inexplicable.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 20 mm
"Sparkling. . . . Pinsky has selected a tremendously fresh and exciting variety of salient poems. . . . This stimulating and creative guide will intrigue and enlighten everyone interested in poetry." -- Booklist
"Singing School is nothing like the usual anthology of safe and sane selections. Instead, it is a gathering of poetry designed to stimulate the young and startle the old practitioner, with a surprise around every corner. . . . A book that will instruct and charm every reader." -- Alicia Ostriker
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