The practice of poetry : writing exercises from poets who teach / edited by Robin Behn & Chase Twichell.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st Collins Reference ed.
Published/​Created
New York, N.Y. : Collins Reference, 2005.
Description
xvii, 299 pages ; 21 cm

Details

Subject(s)
PoetryAuthorship [Browse]
Editor
Notes
Originally published by Harper Collins in 1992.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index.
Contents
First words / Ann Lauterbach -- Not-so-automatic automatic-writing exercise / Thomas Lux -- Translations: idea to image (for a group) / Carol Muske -- Dream notebook / Maxine Kumin -- Ten-minute spill / Rita Dove -- Auction: first lines (for a group) / Michael Waters -- Only connect / Sydney Lea -- Chanting the flowers off the wall (for a group) / Christopher Davis -- An emotional landscape (for a group) / Cleopatra Mathis -- A journey to nowhere / Susan Snively -- The free-lance muse / Ann Lauterbach -- One's-self, en-masse / Michael Pettit -- Intriguing objects exercise/Show and tell (for a group) / Anne Waldman -- Breaking the sentence; or, No sentences but in things / Roger Mitchell -- Five easy pieces / Richard Jackson -- As/like/finish the sentence / Linnea Johnson -- Quilting in the ditch / James McKean -- Getting at metaphor / Roger Mitchell -- A little nightmusic: the narrative metaphor / T. Alan Broughton -- Experience falls through language like water through a sieve / Susan Mitchell -- Writing the spectrum / Elizabeth Spires -- Tell by showing: an exercise technique / Roger Mitchell -- Dramatic monologue: carving the voice, carving the mask / David St. John -- The widow / Maura Stanton -- Our suits, our selves / Christopher Gilbert -- Letter poems / Robin Behn -- Tabloid tone exercise / Lee Upton -- The peasant wedding (for a group) / Mary Swander -- Estrangement and reconciliation: the self has it out with the self / Leslie Ullman -- In the waiting room / Carol Muske -- Who we were / Edward Hirsch -- Your mother's kitchen / Rita Dove -- The night Aunt Dottie caught Elvis's handkerchief when he tossed it from the stage of The Sands in Vegas / David Wojahn -- Not The Oprah Winfrey Show (for a group) / Garrett Hongo -- Extrapolation / Pamela Alexander -- Evolutions / Deborah Digges -- Afterimages: the history of a reflection / Jay Klokker -- Subject and sound: the black sheep / Kenneth Rosen -- A poem that scares you / Sandra McPherson -- Intelligence test / Alberta Turner -- Personal universe deck / Linnea Johnson -- The cut-and-shuffle poem / Jack Myers -- Finish this! / Stuart Friebert -- Twenty little poetry projects / Jim Simmerman -- Collaborative cut-up / Anne Waldman -- Found in translation / Theodore Weiss -- Homophonic translation / Charles Bernstein -- Commentary on Charles Bernstein's Homophonic translation / Pamela Alexander -- Index/table of contents exercise / Lee Upton -- Make your own system! / Jackson Mac Low -- Block, pillar, slab, and beam / Deborah Digges -- The fill-in-the-blanks or definition poem / Jack Myers -- Opposites: the attraction of titles / Stuart Dischell -- Cleave and cleave / Carol Muske -- Matthewsian invisible hinge / Pamela Alexander -- Que sera, sera and other false premises / Christopher Gilbert -- The props assist the house / James McKean -- The familiar / Alicia Ostriker -- Writing between the lines / J.D. McClatchy -- The poetry obstacle course / Marcia Southwick -- Important excitements: writing groups of related poems / Maggie Anderson -- The short narrative poem / Roland Flint -- The cat poem / Alicia Ostriker -- The seduction poem / Alicia Ostriker -- A Lewis Carroll carol / Karen Swenson -- Emotion/motion/ocean/shun / Susan Mitchell -- Patterning / Stephen Dunn -- Breathless, out of breath / Richard Jackson -- Free-verse lineation / Sharon Bryan -- A variation on Sharon Bryan's Free-verse lineation / Jack Myers -- Lyric poetry / Dana Gioia -- Shall we dance? / Richard Jackson -- Short lines and long lines / Andrew Hudgins -- Word problems and science tests / Robin Becker -- Anglo-Saxon lines / Judith Baumel -- Sapphic stanzas / Judith Baumel -- Pantoum / Judith Baumel -- Attempting a villanelle / Molly Peacock -- Ghazal: the charms of a considered disunity / Agha Shahid Ali -- The meter reader / Thomas Rabbitt -- Writer's block: an antidote / Daniel Halpern -- Smash palace / William Matthews -- Rhapsodizing repetitions / Lee Upton -- Stealing the goods / Stephen Dunn -- Jump-starting the dead poem / Lynne McMahon -- Scissors & scotch tape / Chase Twichell -- In a dark room: photography and revision / Maggie Anderson -- The party of the century (for a group) / Roger Weingarten -- The shell game / Thomas Rabbitt -- The rewrite as assignment / Stanley Plumly -- Household economy, ruthlessness, romance, and the art of hospitality / Richard Tillinghast -- Of revision / Donald Justice -- In praise of malice: thoughts on revision / Lynn Emanuel -- Waiting and silence / Susan Snively.
ISBN
  • 006273024X ((pbk.))
  • 9780062730244 ((pbk.))
OCLC
79424166
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