A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver


With ardour, wit, and stable good judgment, the prestigious poet Mary Oliver tells of the fundamental methods a poem is built-meter and rhyme, shape and diction, sound and experience. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts a unprecedented quantity of data in a remarkably brief area. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index.

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