The Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry: Poems, Poets, Process by Eleanor WilnerThe Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry: Poems, Poets, Process by Eleanor Wilner

The Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry: Poems, Poets, Process

EditorEleanor Wilner, Maurice Manning

Paperback | November 11, 2013

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The venture of this inviting collection is to look, from the many vantages that the 35 poets in this eclectic anthology chose to look, at what it was—knowing that a poem can’t be conceived in advance of its creation—that helped their poems to emerge or connected them over time. The Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetrypermits an inside view of how poets outwit internal censors and habits of thought, showing how the meticulous and the spontaneous come together in the process of discovery. Within are contained the work and thoughts of:

  • Betty Adcock
  • Joan Aleshire
  • Debra Allbery
  • Elizabeth Arnold
  • David Baker
  • Rick Barot
  • Marianne Boruch
  • Karen Brennan
  • Gabrielle Calvocoressi
  • Michael Collier
  • Carl Dennis
  • Stuart Dischell
  • Roger Fanning
  • Chris Forhan
  • Reginald Gibbons
  • Linda Gregerson
  • Jennifer Grotz
  • Brooks Haxton
  • Tony Hoagland
  • Mark Jarman
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Laura Kasischke
  • Mary Leader
  • Dana Levin
  • James Longenbach
  • Thomas Lux
  • Maurice Manning
  • Heather McHugh
  • Martha Rhodes
  • Alan Shapiro
  • Daniel Tobin
  • Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • Alan Williamson
  • Eleanor Wilner
  • C. Dale Young
Eleanor Wilner is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Tourist in Hell and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair; she has also published a verse translation of Euripides’s Medea and a book on visionary imagination. Her awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Juniper Prize, Pushcart Prizes, and a National Endowment f...
Title:The Rag-Picker's Guide to Poetry: Poems, Poets, ProcessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:November 11, 2013Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0472052039

ISBN - 13:9780472052035

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