Monday, April 13, 2009

Staff Recommendation: A Poetry Handbook

If you're new to reading poetry and want to learn more about the structure, sound and imagery of the genre, Christine, a bookseller at Boulder Book Store, recommends Mary Oliver's A Poetry Handbook: "My professor had us purchase this book for a poetry class I took in college. Mary Oliver is not only a wonderful poet, but she is also good about explaining the method behind the language. What I liked especially about this particular book are the many examples pulled from familiar poetry to give each chapter more substance." This book teaches all aspects of the craft of poetry for readers and writers alike.

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