E–pub Free [Best Words Best Order Essays on Poetry] AUTHOR Stephen Dobyns
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RECOMMENDED THIS COLLECTION OF ESSAYS WAS This collection of essays was illuminating exploration poetry from a number of different angles the broad purposes and philosophy of poetry the historical development of several poetic styles and schools biographies of several individual poets ine of poetry the historical development of several poetic styles and schools biographies of several individual poets ine The Story of Our Lives line analyses of poems that broke down the poetic andinguistic elements to a granular Chosen by the Lieutenant (Regency Brides of Convenience level than I ve seen and finally the backstory behind one of the author s own works While it took me a while to work my way through the book and some chapters were farther afield from what I wasooking for initially it was all rather fascinating and felt Даниэль Штайн, переводчик like being back in grad school in a good way 45 stars and I can t remember how many times high school English students students asked me Did the writer mean to put all these motifs and symbols and stuff into the writing Implying teachers just make it up to be annoying as if it s somehowess miraculous if it s not purposeful In any case this book answers the uestion with a definitive YES It s difficult to distill the many ideas of this text but the following is a National Geographic Guide to Birding Hot Spots of the United States little of what I gleaned It begins with our intuition and our concerns theme If we reucky and work hard we take that raw material and share feeling or insight with our readers The meaning and the matter are as connected as the Ellis Kackley the Best Damn Doctor in the West leaf to the tree thus it is the process of reading and writing the poem that creates the emotional alchemy And this process transports a tiny piece of truth out of another world into this one How is that done This book defines many aspects of the craft and magic symbols and stuff of poetry truth beauty rhythm dream harmony suspense and surprise And in the end what matters in writing is that we writer and reader are changed We must enter the poem blind without the confidence we know what truth we will find Dobyns explores these ideas and in this collection of essays based on his craftectures given to MFA classes He also devotes chapters to the Here So Far Away liv. Tone and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov Ritsos Mandelstam and Rilke Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiues For this new second edition I found this bookess compelling and intellectually concise #than Czeslaw Milosz s The Witness of Poetry Milosz but also ess interfering between reader and poem and thereby #Czeslaw Milosz s The Witness of Poetry Milosz but also ess interfering between reader and poem and thereby condescending than Edward Hirsch s How To Read A Poem Hirsch Mostly this is an excellent read into the evolution of free verse something every contemporary poet should understand this is our heritage I ve read this book two or three times Since I don t remember a Downtime lot of it I m probably due to read it again One thing I remember is that there is some coverage of Rilke s work ethic Rilkeearned
FROM WORKING WITH RODIN THAT ONEworking with Rodin that one go to work as a craftsman Yet Rilke was not above needing inspiration as the raw material on which to workI ve probably assimiliated much of this book and no An Allegheny Homecoming longer know know which of my opinions are based on it My recollection is that it had aot of insight with which I mostly agreed This is just wonderful Those who Most Eligible Sheriff (Sweetheart, Nevada like me first came to Dobyn s work through the SaratogaCharlie Bradshaw mysteries then hisovely poetry are in for further revelations He is deeply earned humane with analyses that are sometimes dense or at east reuiring concentration but also down to earth Beautifully done and well worth the time and effort it makes to follow his ively mind and the important points "he makes about the practice and purposes of poetry The chapter on Chekhov an artist he clearly "makes about the practice and purposes of poetry The chapter on Chekhov an artist he clearly with is exceptionally beautiful and accessible This collection of essays on the form of poetry is probably the best I have ever had the privilege of reading Dobyns straight forward approach help enlighten both the aspiring poet as well as the tenured artists out there I found out informative entertaining and inspiring all in the same breath The only drawback in my opinion was the three of the essays towards the end of the book regarding three specific poets writers that Dobyns analyzes Although I found the fourth of these on Rilke to be absorbing the remaining ones were not as good in my opinion For anyone int. In this new edition of Best Words Best Order Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work Through essays on memory and metaphor pacing and the intricacies of voice and. ,
Es and works of several of his favorite writers Rilke Chekhov Baudelaire and my favorite Ritsos If you have the soul of an artist or if you want to know how writers think and work I recommend To be honest I found arge sections of this book of no interest to me Dobyns wrote many ong essays on individual authors that I skipped However when he wrote in general terms about the purpose of poetry
what makes a good poem the magic of metaphors the importancemakes a good poem the magic of metaphors the importance pacing tone engaging a reader etc he was singing my song This was a good reference book to start my journeywith poetryI enjoyed ch 1 8 the most "Ch 9 13 Studied Individual "9 13 studied individual Rilke Mandelstam Ritsosinteresting but not what I was ooking for I skimmed these chaptersThe ast 3 chapters dealt with Time Participant in a poem and BeautyConclusion Prepare yourself for a ong read Sift the information to your own needsLesson earned Don t read a poem and go after it as if it were an item on a final examPoem it is the experiencenot the final exam that counts Very useful for serious writing The chapters on #Free Verse Metaphor Pacing #Verse Metaphor Pacing Tone were all uite interesting the first being the ongest and best I took notes underlined and highlighted freuently I believe there are some wonderful insights here which will make me a better poet if I m able to make them second natureLike many of the other reviewers here I found the chapters on individual poets rather boring and in skipped two of them The one on Osip Mandelstam was personally interesting to me because I Reunion like Mandelstam s poetry but that doesn t mean that chapter would be anyess grueling for another reader The ending essay regarding Beauty started off in a promising way but it uickly devolved into an academic debate between Dobyns and Elaine Scarry Scarry is actually a professor I m familiar with as I deeply enjoyed her book The Body In Pain but the discussion Dobyns is having regarding her views on beauty is deeply uninteresting especially when reading a book supposedly devoted to the craft of poetr. Obyns has added two new essays one dealing with the idea of beauty in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.