The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

Free Shipping over $50

and free returns nationwide (rentals only)


Money Back Guarantee

The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

Course Codes : 2154HUM
ISBN : 9780803259782
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
Author(s) :
Publication Date :
Overview Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, 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.



Leaves warehouse in 10 - 15 business days

List Price : $27.95

Savings : $3.35