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  • Lyric Poetryby Mutlu Konuk Blasing

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    Lyric poetry has long been regarded as the intensely private, emotional expression of individuals, powerful precisely because it draws readers into personal worlds. But who, exactly, is the "I" in a lyric poem, and how is it created? In Lyric Poetry , Mutlu Blasing argues that the individual in a lyric is only a virtual entity and that lyric poetry... more...

  • You Can Write Children's Booksby Tracey E. Dils

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.29

    Writing for children - whether it's in the form of picture books, beginning readers, chapters books and novels, or nonfiction - requires a unique skill set: The ability to speak to children on their level. You Can Write Children's Books , 2nd Editio more...

  • The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Soundby Marjorie Perloff; Craig Dworkin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Sound?one of the central elements of poetry?finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkinbreak that critical silence to readdress some of thefundamental connections between poetry and sound?connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging... more...

  • From Many Gods to Oneby Tobias Gregory

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of Homer and Virgil?indeed, quarrels within the family of Olympian gods are essential to the narrative structure of those poems?yet poets of the Renaissance... more...

  • Infidel Poeticsby Daniel Tiffany

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of hip-hop?  Infidel Poetics examines not only the shared incomprensibilities of poetry and slang, but poetry's genetic relation to the spectacle... more...

  • The Creative Writer's Workbookby Cathy Birch

    How To Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    Cathy Birch is a writer, lecturer, and Jungian psychotherapist. Her impressive writing credits range from comedy material for Bob Hope, Dave Allen and The Two Ronnies to language skills textbooks, poetry, articles and short stories. more...

  • Writing from Lifeby Lynne Hackles

    How To Books 2008; US$ 17.95

    The first words Lynne Hackles ever sold netted GBP 2. Since then her motto 'never let truth get in the way of entertainment' has helped turn hundreds of personal experiences into stories which have sold in the UK and abroad. She leads writing workshops and runs tutorials for a leading correspondence school. more...

  • Steve McQueen, King of Coolby Darwin Porter

    Blood Moon Productions 2009; US$ 25.99

    The truth about Steve McQueen is spectacularly different from the legend projected by his screen persona and Hollywood's media machine. Lurid aspects of McQueen's early life include a gothic horror of a childhood and stints as both a porno performer and pay for play hustler to both men and women. Also revealed are sinister implications associated with... more...

  • Writing Bestselling Children's Booksby Alexander Gordon Smith

    Infinite Ideas 2007; US$ 9.95

    Some people think that writing for kids is easy ? short books, no big words, non-existent attention spans and then fill in any gaps with pictures. But nothing could be further from the truth. Children are the harshest critics imaginable. Give a grown-up a copy of Ulysses to read and they?ll pretend to like it just so they don?t look stupid. Give a... more...

  • Poet's Pen, The: Writing Poetry with Middle and High School Studentsby Betty Lies

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 25.00

    To rhyme or not to rhyme? That's NOT the only question! An absolute must buy for the novice and an incredible asset for any writing teacher, this book gives you guidelines for starting a poetry writing program and then the tools to do it. Lies offers practical advice on teaching the technical aspects of poetry, suggests ways to revise work and overcome... more...