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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. Charles Atkinson. Chase Twichell. Corey Marks. Galway Kinnell. Franz Wright. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Les Murray. Louise Glück. Len Anderson. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A).
Richard Hugo. Robert Bly. Sara Teasdale. Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
Conscious and Verbal.
Poetry. Time line. Links and Books.
Upland near void of features always moves me, but not to thought; it lets me rest from thinking. I feel no need to interpret it as if it were art. Too much of poetry is cricitism now.
Murray seems to have quite failed to take into account the need for a novel
to be skillfully, entertainingly, cunningly plotted, back and forth, in and
out, if it is to hold us over 250-odd pages. We don't find ourselves asking,
with pent breath, what will happen next because the story is, in short, just
one damned thing after another for the most part, and we never find
ourselves sufficiently interested in characters other than Fred himself.
Michael Glover, New Statesman
"the whole simultaneous gamut of reasoning, envisioning, feeling, and vibrating we go through
when we are really taken up with some matters and out of which we may act on it.
We are not just thinking about whatever it may be,
but savoring it and experiencing it and wrestling with it in the ghostly sympathy of our muscles.
We are alive at full stretch towards it."
"Poetry models the fullness of life, and also gives its objects presence. Like prayer, it puts all the motions of our life and being into a concentrated true attentiveness to which God might speak."
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