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The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 9, 2010
Pages 109
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393338720
ISBN-10 039333872X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.24 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

“I don’t know why we do it. We must be crazy./Welcome, fellow poet.”―Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer called “one of the most passionate, energetic and honest poets living,” was that rare phenomenon―a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo’s classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all “directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems.” From pieces that include “Writing off the Subject” and “How Poets Make a Living,” anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo’s playful and profound insights into the mysteries of literary creation.

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Reissue edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 9, 2010)
9780393338720 | details & prices | 109 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $13.95
About: “I don’t know why we do it.
Reissue edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 1, 1992)
9780393309331 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.95
About: The distinguished American poet examines the art and economics of writing, touching on communication, teaching, and inspiration

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