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Why Poetry

English · Paperback

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An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry , award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. He takes on what it is that poetry--and poetry alone--can do. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with a poem. Zapruder explores what poems are and how we can read them so that we can, as Whitman wrote, "possess the origin of all poems" without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder's personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While providing a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminating concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone.

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Authors Matthew Zapruder
Publisher Ecco Press
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 30.06.2018
 
EAN 9780062343086
ISBN 978-0-06-234308-6
No. of pages 256
Dimensions 135 mm x 203 mm x 15 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

LITERARY CRITICISM: Poetry, LITERARY CRITICISM: Books & Reading, LITERARY CRITICISM: Comparative Literature, POETRY: CRITICISM, LITERATURE: LITERARY CRITICISM, LITERARY CRITICISM: General, LITERATURE: POETRY, POETRY: CREATIVE WRITING

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