A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver

A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver

144 pages first pub 1994 (editions)

nonfiction poetry reference challenging informative reflective slow-paced


With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built--meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this shou...

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