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"This is a book for anyone," Glyn Maxwell declares of On Poetry. A guide to the writing of poetry and a defense of the art, it will be especially prized by writers and readers who wish to understand why and how poetic technique matters. When Maxwell states, "With rhyme what matters is the distance between rhymes" or "the line-break is punctuation," he compresses into simple, memorable phrases a great deal of practical wisdom.In seven chapters whose weird, gnomic titles announce the singularity of the book--"White," "Black," "Form," "Pulse," "Chime," "Space," and "Time"--the poet explores his belief that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities: breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture. "The sound of form in poetry descended from song, molded by breath, is the sound of that creature yearning to leave a mark. The meter says tick-tock. The rhyme says remember. The whiteness says alone," Maxwell writes. To illustrate his argument, he draws upon personal touchstones such as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. An experienced teacher, Maxwell also takes us inside the world of the creative writing class, where we learn from the experiences of four aspiring poets."You master form you master time," Maxwell says. In this guide to the most ancient and sublime of the realms of literature, Maxwell shares his mastery with us.

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9780674725669 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 14, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "This is a book for anyone," Glyn Maxwell declares of On Poetry.
9781849430852 | Oberon Books Ltd, August 28, 2012, cover price $23.95

Paperback:

9780674970823 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, November 21, 2016), cover price $15.95

By Glyn Maxwell (editor)

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9780374125615 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 21, 2014, cover price $40.00

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9780374535087 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 6, 2015, cover price $22.00

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By Glyn Maxwell (adapted by)

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9781783190331 | Oberon Books Ltd, April 1, 2014, cover price $17.95

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9781447231585 | Pan Macmillan, April 11, 2013, cover price $16.35

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9781849432245 | Oberon Books Ltd, February 28, 2012, cover price $20.95

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Product Description: A contemporary retelling of Euripides' Women Of Troy, and Hecuba, After Troy exposing the cruelties of war both then and now.

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9781849430265 | Oberon Books Ltd, October 18, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A contemporary retelling of Euripides' Women Of Troy, and Hecuba, After Troy exposing the cruelties of war both then and now.

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Product Description: A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011The poems of Glyn Maxwell possess a slow, quiet fire. They refrain from grand gestures, from loud proclamations of emotion. Instead, Maxwell unveils these emotions gently, quietly, intricately―like little postcards in a waxed envelope...read more

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9780374226480 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 13, 2011, cover price $28.00
9780330534406 | Pan Macmillan, February 4, 2011, cover price $24.90

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9780374533496 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 4, 2012, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011The poems of Glyn Maxwell possess a slow, quiet fire.

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By Elena Langer (contributor) and Glyn Maxwell

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9781840029949 | Oberon Books Ltd, September 7, 2010, cover price $18.95

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9781840028843 | Oberon Books Ltd, September 1, 2009, cover price $18.95

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9781840028690 | Oberon Books Ltd, April 1, 2009, cover price $18.95

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9780547154107 | Houghton Mifflin, September 25, 2008, cover price $22.00

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Susan Mantle is seen crying on a park bench and is taken up by the media as a symbol of the blitz spirit, appearing on the rolling news with the headline 'beautiful but crying'. She is crying, though, for other reasons: she's just been told by a clairvoyant that she is about to die. This book is a satire on the media and the cult of celebrity.

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9780224081726 | Vintage Uk, February 14, 2008, cover price $23.35 | About this edition: Susan Mantle is seen crying on a park bench and is taken up by the media as a symbol of the blitz spirit, appearing on the rolling news with the headline 'beautiful but crying'.

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9781840026153 | Oberon Books Ltd, January 3, 2007, cover price $29.95

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A startling collection of new poems by the renowned New York poet and playwright introduces Joseph Stone, a sixty-one-year-old regular at an uptown Manhattan bar who--in the days leading up to September 11--shares the details of surviving the London Blitz during World War II. Reprint.

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9780618562435 | Houghton Mifflin, April 7, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Poems by a New York poet and playwright introduce Joseph Stone, a sixty-one-year-old regular at an uptown Manhattan bar who--in the days leading up to September 11--shares the details of surviving the London Blitz during World War II.

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9780618773657 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, November 14, 2006), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A startling collection of new poems by the renowned New York poet and playwright introduces Joseph Stone, a sixty-one-year-old regular at an uptown Manhattan bar who--in the days leading up to September 11--shares the details of surviving the London Blitz during World War II.

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9781840025910 | Oberon Books Ltd, June 1, 2006, cover price $17.95

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A brash, witty collection of poems introduces a cast of colorful characters, including a woman who writes letters to death row inmates, a man who stages his own funeral, and a genie from California with a wild streak. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780618155460 | Houghton Mifflin, September 24, 2002, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A collection by the writer of The Breakage reflects on victims and perpetrators in American history, from terrorists and school shooters to a girl accused a witchcraft, homeless families, and a media representative wishing for a disaster.

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9780618446667 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, March 16, 2004), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A brash, witty collection of poems introduces a cast of colorful characters, including a woman who writes letters to death row inmates, a man who stages his own funeral, and a genie from California with a wild streak.

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In a tale told completely in verse, a man is condemned to perpetually ride the ghost train with a break every seven years on Christmas Eve to revisit his hometown. Reprint.

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9780618073887 | Houghton Mifflin, October 16, 2000, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A man is condemned to perpetually ride the ghost train with a break every seven years on Christmas Eve.

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9780618257560 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, September 24, 2002), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In a tale told completely in verse, a man is condemned to perpetually ride the ghost train with a break every seven years on Christmas Eve to revisit his hometown.

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In a fourth anthology of poetry, the critically praised poet presents a series of verse letters to English poet Edward Thomas, killed during World War I, that range in mood and form from the quietly introspective to the humorous. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780395963203 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, March 1, 1999), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Presents a series of verse letters to English poet Edward Thomas, killed during World War I, that range in mood and form from the quietly introspective to the humorous

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9780618126965 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, April 24, 2001), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Presents a series of verse letters to English poet Edward Thomas, killed during World War I, that range in mood and form from the quietly introspective to the humorous

Paperback:

9780618064144 | Mariner Books, October 16, 2000, cover price $14.95

Miscellaneous:

9780547347110, titled "Boys at Twilight: Poems 1990 - 1995" | Houghton Mifflin, October 16, 2000, cover price $14.95

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9780571193370 | Gardners Books, September 21, 1998, cover price $13.15

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9781852242961 | Bloodaxe Books Ltd, October 1, 1995, cover price $16.95

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9780701160715 | Chatto & Windus, January 1, 1995, cover price $17.95

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