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Making Your Own Days free pdf In "Making Your Own Days," celebrated poet Kenneth Koch writes about poetry as no one has written about it before -- and as if no one "had" written about it before. Full of fresh and exciting insights and experiences, this book makes the somewhat mysterious subject of poetry clear for those who read it and for those who write it -- and for those who would like to read and write it better. Treating poetry not as a special use of language but, in fact, as a separate language -- unlike the one used in prose and conversation -- Koch is able to clarify the nature of poetic inspiration, how poems are written and revised, and what happens in a reader's mind and feelings while reading a poem. Koch also provides a rich anthology of more than ninety works: ly5A8ric poems, excerpts from long poems and poetic plays, poems in English, and poems in translation -- by poets past and present from Homer and Sappho to Lorca, Snyder, and Ashbery. Each selection is accompanied by an illuminating explanatory note designed to complement and clarify the text. In this book, Kenneth Koch's genius for making poetry clear and for bringing out its real pleasures is everywhere apparent.

About Kenneth Koch

Kenneth Koch is the author of many books of poetry, most recently "Straits, " and won the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1994. He has also published fiction and plays, as well as books on the teaching of poetry: "Wishes, Lies and Dreams- Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?-" and "I Never Told Anybody." He lives in New York City, where he is professor of English at Columbia University.

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Author : Kenneth Koch
Publisher : Pocket Books
Data Published : 26 April 1999
ISBN : 0684824388
EAN : 9780684824383
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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