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The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

1997 ·
·4.08·1,583 Ratings ·288 Pages
“ Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ” ― Rumi
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  • Smoke

    ·4.43·388 Ratings
    Dorianne Laux’s long-awaited third book of poetry follows her collection, What We Carry, a finalist for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In Smoke, Laux revisits familiar themes of family, working class lives and the pleasures of t
  • Facts About the Moon

    ·4.32·734 Ratings
    In her powerful fourth collection, Dorianne Laux once again strikes fire from neighborhood moments: a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, a bare tree. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety,
  • Awake

    ·4.5·208 Ratings
    First published in 1990 and now back in print, this much sought-after collection marked the stunning debut of poet Dorianne Laux. Awake chronicles Laux's coming to terms with a childhood darkened by violence and sexual abuse--a struggle at once to embrace
  • Revising the Storm

    ·4.38·47 Ratings
    This debut collection by Cave Canem fellow Geffrey Davis burrows under the surface of gender, addiction, recovery, clumsy love, bitterness, and faith. The tones explored—tender, comic, wry, tragic—interrogate male subjectivity and privilege, as they e
  • The Book of Men

    ·4.22·407 Ratings
    The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "contin
  • وحيدة في غرفة أمسح الغبار

    ·3.38·366 Ratings
    تقول لوكس في حوار صحافي، إنها تعتبر شعرها "شعبياً" بمعنى قدرته على النفاذ إلى شريحة واسعة من القراء، على الرغم من نخبويته لجهة الأدوات التعب
  • Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos

    ·3.49·147 Ratings
    Previously considered the domain of bikers and a rite of passage in the services, tattoos have crawled from society's fringes and onto the ankles of starlets and the biceps of bankers. In this volume, stories from writers including Sylvia Plath and Ray Br
  • Jimmy & Rita

    ·3.97·179 Ratings
    A tough, edgy collection of poetry that follows the lives of two young people, caught in a snare of heroin and speed, physical abuse, rogue sex, tw -bit jobs they can't hold, and rough streets they can't escape from. Haunted by their childhoods of materia
  • Tell Me

    ·4.21·993 Ratings
    Poems of loneliness and late nights, liquor and loss.
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