How Poems Get Made by James Longenbach

How Poems Get Made

James Longenbach

176 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

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Why does a great lyric poem ask to be reread, even after we know it by heart? In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach answers this question by discussing a wide range of exemplary poems, from Shakespeare through Blake, Di...

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