A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form by Annie Ridley Crane FinchA Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form by Annie Ridley Crane Finch

A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form

byAnnie Ridley Crane Finch

Paperback | May 28, 2013

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Praise for Annie Finch

“ A self-proclaimed ‘ postmodern poetess,’ Annie Finch lives up to the moniker, presenting a simultaneously thorough and mercurial array of musings on poetics focusing on form and meter, remaining three beats ahead of the rank-and-file herd of traditional prosodists.”
Art New England

For beginning or advanced students of poetry focused on the art of structuring a poem, A Poet’ s Ear serves as a handbook to writing in numerous fixed forms. Here, Annie Finch’ s remarkably in-depth introduction to poetic form in English opens a new and exciting world to contemporary poets. From the basic meters and traditional European forms of the ballad and the sonnet to poetic forms brought to English from worldwide cultures and postmodern forms and techniques, A Poet’ s Ear serves as both a survey and a guide to the exploration of poetic form. More diverse and comprehensive than any other form handbook, A Poet’ s Ear will be essential to the serious student of poetry.


Poet, translator, and critic Annie Finch is Director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. She is coeditor, with Kathrine Varnes, of An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art, and author of The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse, Ev...
Title:A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and FormFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0472050664

ISBN - 13:9780472050666

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