The Discovery of Poetry: a Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems by Frances Mayes buy used Used & Rare price $14.61 new from$17.44 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Harvest Books Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0156007622 ISBN - 13:9780156007627 Seller Comments: Item is in good condition. May include some wear and creases on the cover. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order. From the Publisher The bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun brings poetryout of the classroom and into the homes of everyday readers.Before she fell in love with Tuscany, Frances Mayes fell in love with verse. After publishing five books of poetry and teaching creative writing for more than twenty-five years, Mayes is no stranger to the subject. In The Discovery of Poetry, an accessible "field guide" to reading and writing poetry, she shares her passion with readers. Beginning with basic terminology and techniques, from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, Mayes shows how focusing on one aspect of a poem can help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy the reading and writing experience. In addition to many creative and helpful composition ideas, following each lyrical and lively discussion is a thoughtful selection of poems. With its wonderful anthology from Shakespeare to Jamaica Kinkaid, The Discovery of Poetry is an insightful, invaluable guide to what Mayes calls "the natural pleasures of language-a happiness we were born to have."