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How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Corey Marks. Franz Wright. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Len Anderson. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A).
Rainer Maria Rilke Richard Hugo. Robert Bly. Sara Teasdale. Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
On Franz Wright
by J. Zimmerman
Walking to Martha's Vineyard.
Franz Wright featured in The Best American Poetry: 2006, Editor Billy Collins.
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Walking to Martha's Vineyard won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
His first book was Tapping the White Cane of Solitude (l976).
Astonishingly, not till 2006, did his work appear in The Best American Poetry Series.
This book is a mixed bag. Many poems seemingly attempt to romanticize Wright's battle with mental health and with God. They seem self-indulgent poems and often unsurprising.
However there are several astounding poems, particularly:
This book is a blessing of amazing poems -- poems that met Emily Dickinson's test, for they take off the top of my head. This book is the deserving winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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