Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803259782

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

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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.
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Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803217706

Category: Poetry

Page: 47

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For Valentine?s Day 1986, Ted Kooser wrote ?Pocket Poem? and sent the tender, thoughtful composition to fifty women friends, starting an annual tradition that would persist for the next twenty-one years. Printed on postcards, the poems were mailed to a list of recipients that eventually grew to more than 2,500 women all over the United States. Valentines collects Kooser?s twenty-two years of Valentine?s Day poems, complemented with illustrations by Robert Hanna and a new poem appearing for the first time. ø Kooser?s valentine poems encompass all the facets of the holiday: the traditional hearts and candy, the brilliance and purity of love, the quiet beauty of friendship, and the bittersweetness of longing. Some of the poems use the word valentine, others do not, but there is never any doubt as to the purpose of Kooser?s creations.
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A Poet's Field Book

Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803249705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 83

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"A short, accessible set of prose observations about nature, place, and time, arranged (like Local Wonders) according to the calendar year"--
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Encouraging Words for People who Want to Start Writing

Author: Ted Kooser,Steve Cox

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803278325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

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Sometimes setting pen to paper requires bravery, and writing well means breaking free of the rules learned in school. Liberating and emboldening the beginning writer are the goals of Ted Kooser and Steve Cox in this spirited book of practical wisdom that brings to bear decades of invaluable experience in writing, teaching, editing, and publishing. Unlike ?how to write? books that dwell on the angst and the agony of the trade, Writing Brave and Free is upbeat and accessible. The focus here is the work itself: how to get started and how to keep going, and never is heard a discouraging word such as ?no,? ?not,? or ?never.? Because of the wealth of their experience, the authors can offer the sort of practical publishing advice that novices need and yet rarely find. Organized in brief, user-friendly chapters?on everything from sensory details to a work environment, from creating suspense to revising and taking criticism?the book allows aspiring (and practicing) writers to dip in anywhere and find something of value.
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Lecture Reader

Author: Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137120703

Category: Poetry

Page: 179

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410344088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Ted Kooser's "Delights and Shadows," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.
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Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803259638

Category: Poetry

Page: 50

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A collection of poems written from the voices of survivors of the January 1888 Nebraska blizzard.
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Roman

Author: James Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240017

Category:

Page: 499

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Roman

Author: Liza Klaussmann

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426415704

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Nick und Helena – zwei junge Frauen, die, frisch verheiratet, das »richtige« Leben kaum erwarten können. Aufregend und wild soll es sein, und voller Liebe. Doch bald stellen sich erste Zweifel und Enttäuschungen ein. Zwölf Jahre später leben die beiden mit ihren Familien in Tiger House, dem vornehmen Anwesen von Nick auf einer Insel vor Boston. Nichts von dem, was sich die beiden Frauen erträumt haben, ist bisher in Erfüllung gegangen. Dennoch bemüht sich vor allem Nick, das Leben, so wie es ist, zu akzeptieren und jedes Familienmitglied glücklich zu sehen. Doch als ihre Tochter und Helenas Sohn das Opfer eines brutalen Mordes entdecken, bricht die mühsam aufrechterhaltene Fassade endgültig zusammen ...
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Gedichte

Author: Mark Strand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518409008

Category:

Page: 107

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Author: Donald Antrim

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644049017

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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«Ein Autor von wilder Intelligenz ... ein Albtraum und ein Meisterwerk.» (The New York Times) 99 Brüder zwischen 20 und 90 (der hundertste kann nicht) haben sich in der Bibliothek ihres verstorbenen Vaters versammelt, um bei einer leichten Mahlzeit die Vergangenheit zu begraben und des Weiteren zu erörtern, wo denn wohl die verschollene Urne ihres Erzeugers abgeblieben sein könnte. Unweigerlich werden alte Streitereien und Rivalitäten wiederbelebt, es kommt zu Unfällen, Gewalt bricht sich Bahn, kein Wunder bei so vielen Männern. Der Plot ist ziemlich zweitrangig in diesem so ungewöhnlichen wie komischen Roman. Aber natürlich spricht Antrim in seinem exzentrischen Buch über sehr vieles, was für reale Familien genauso gilt. «Möglicherweise der seltsamste jemals erschienene Roman eines Amerikaners. Und doch paradoxerweise auch ein höchst repräsentativer Roman. Wie keiner von uns spricht er für uns alle.» (Jonathan Franzen)
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American prose literature

Page: N.A

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