Singing School PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Singing School free pdf Quick, joyful, and playfully astringent, with surprising comparisons and examples, this collection takes an unconventional approach to the art of poetry. Instead of rules, theories, or recipes, Singing School emphasizes ways to learn from great work: studying magnificent, monumentally enduring poems and how they are made- in terms borrowed from the "singing school" of William Butler Yeats's "Sailing to Byzantium." Robert Pinsky's headnotes for each of the 80 poems and his brief introductions to each section take a writer's view of specific works: William Carlos Williams's "Fine Work with Pitch and Copper" for intense verbal music- Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" for wild imagination in matter-of-fact language- Robert Southwell's "The Burning Babe" for surrealist aplomb- Wallace Stevens's "The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm" for subtlety in meter. Included are poems by Aphra Behn, Allen Ginsberg, George Herbert, John Keats, Mina Loy, Thomas Nashe, and many other master poets. This anthology respects poetry's mysteries in two senses of the word: techniques of craft and strokes of the inexplicable.

About Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky is the author of eight collections of poetry including, most recently, his Selected Poems. His translation The Inferno of Dante won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. His CD PoemJazz, with Grammy-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, was released in 2012. As United States Poet Laureate, Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project (, in which thousands of Americans shared their favorite poems. That project gave rise to the previous anthologies, Americans' Favorite Poems and An Invitation to Poetry, with each poem accompanied by readers' comments. Pinsky teaches at Boston University.

Details Book

Author : Robert Pinsky
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 21 December 2004
ISBN : 0393050688
EAN : 9780393050684
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Singing School

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Complete Works of John Keats free pdfThe Complete Works of John Keats

    This collection gathers together the complete works of John Keats: Poetry: Endymion: A Poetic Romance Lamia. Isabella. the Eve of St. Agnes. Hyperion and Other Poems Poems Written Late in 1819 Poems..

  • 99 Poems for the 99 Percent free pdf99 Poems for the 99 Percent

    Poetry. American poetry has a rich tradition of taking on important political and social events. The 99 poems in this diverse and dynamic new collection edited by Dean Rader demonstrate how engagement with what Wallace Stevens called "the actual world" does not diminish poetry's punch--rather it makes it hit harder..

  • Dickinson free pdfDickinson

    Seamus Heaney. Denis Donoghue. William Pritchard. Marilyn Butler. Harold Bloom. and many others have praised Helen Vendler as one of the most attentive readers of poetry. Here. Vendler turns her illuminating skills as a critic to 150 selected poems of Emily Dickinson..

  • Frisky Ducks and Other Poems free pdfFrisky Ducks and Other Poems

    About Mario Relich poetry: 'There is nothing provincial about the poems in Mario Relich collection. Local at times. yes. with evocations of the poet's various home bases. but as the likes of William Carlos Williams and Patrick Kavanagh would remind us..

  • The Complete Poems of John Keats free pdfThe Complete Poems of John Keats

    With an Introduction by Paul Wright. 'What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth' So wrote the Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) in 1817. This collection contains all of his poetry: the early work..

  • Singing School free pdfSinging School

    Free Book Downloader. Quick, joyful, and playfully astringent, with surprising comparisons and examples, this collection takes an unconventional approach to the art of poetry. Instead of rules, theori