Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide To Modern Poetry by David OrrBeautiful & Pointless: A Guide To Modern Poetry by David Orr

Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide To Modern Poetry

byDavid Orr

Paperback | March 13, 2012

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"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr’s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." —Tom Perrotta

Award-winning New York Times Book Review poetry columnist David Orr delivers an engaging, amusing, and stimulating tour through the world of poetry. With echoes of Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer, Orr’s Beautiful & Pointless offers a smart and funny approach to appreciating an art form that many find difficult to embrace.

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David Orr is the poetry columnist forThe New York Times Book Review. He is the winner of the Nona Balakian prize from the National Book Critics Circle and the Editors Prize for Reviewing fromPoetrymagazine. He lives in Ithaca, New York.
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Title:Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide To Modern PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:March 13, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061673463

ISBN - 13:9780061673467

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“A short, lively guidebook. . . . With informal spirit and playful wit, Orr invites readers to disagree with him. . . . He comes across as an engaged, discriminating reader-critic concerned with examining rather than selling us a product.”