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The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bison Books
Publication date March 1, 2007
Pages 168
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803259782
ISBN-10 0803259786
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Other format details university press
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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.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780803227699
 
from Univ of Nebraska Pr (February 1, 2005)
9780803227699 | details & prices | 163 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Provides instructions on writing and revising poems.
Paperback
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from Bison Books (March 1, 2007)
9780803259782 | details & prices | 168 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years.

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