The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Provides instructions on writing and revising poems.

Univ of Nebraska
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 ofThe 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.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780803227699
Branch Call Number: 808.1 Kooser 2005
Characteristics: xii, 163 pages ; 23 cm


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PimaLib_MattL Jun 10, 2018

Great little book about poetry, with many apt examples illustrating his points. He encourages a relaxed and even keeled approach to your work. The final chapter is called Relax and Wait.


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