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A Little Book on Form

An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry

A Little Book on Form( )
Author: Hass, Robert
Publication Date:Apr 2018
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $27.99
Book Description:

A wealth of vocabulary exists with which to talk about poetry in traditional formal terms. But the more intuitive, creative parts of a poet's work and processes are more elusive: if the most interesting aspect of the form is the shaping power of the essential, expressive gestures inside it, how do we come to language in which to speak about form as the search for the radiant shapes-the wholeness or brokenness-we experience inside powerful works of art

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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / General
Literary Criticism / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15 x 23 x 3 cm
Book Weight:0.54 Kilograms
Author Biography
Hass, Robert (Author)
Born in San Francisco, Calif., Robert Hass received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College and his masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. After graduating, Hass wrote his first collection of poetry, Field Guide, which went on to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1973. Hass's second collection, Praise, won the Williams Carlos Williams Award in 1979.

Selected by the Library of Congress as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1995-96, Hass has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley since 1989. Hass has co-translated several volumes of poetry by Nobel Laureate and fellow colleague Czeslaw Milosz and is the editor of The Essential Haiku.


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