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Poetry Home Repair Manual

Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

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The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets by Ted Kooser
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Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets--aspiring or practicing--can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend--a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well. Ted Kooser, the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, is a visiting professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a retired insurance executive. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently Braided Creek and Delights & Shadows. His prose book, Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, won numerous awards, including the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for nonfiction finalist, and is available in a Bison Books edition.

Author Biography

Ted Kooser, former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (2004-2006), is a visiting professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a retired insurance executive. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Delights & Shadows." His prose book, "Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps," won numerous awards, including the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for nonfiction finalist, and is available in a Bison Books edition."
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February 1st, 2005
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Country of Publication
United States
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University of Nebraska Press
Pages
166
Dimensions
216x140x14
ISBN-13
9780803227699
Product ID
1825359

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