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Ordinary genius : a guide for the poet within / Kim Addonizio.

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  • ISBN: 9780393334166 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0393334163 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 311 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-307).
Formatted Contents Note: I entering poetry -- II inner and outer worlds -- III the poem's progress -- IV toward mastery.
Summary, etc.: The author offers a way in for new poets struggling to unfold the images and phrases inside their heads and a way out for waylaid poets suffering through unwanted extended hiatuses. She stresses journal writing and mandates that poets read works from established poets to help jump-start their own poems. In addition, Addonizio suggests numerous instructive and fun exercises to trigger ideas for poetry-e.g., creating poems about photos one missed taking; exaggerating the features of common objects; writing a celebration about sex (yes, she loves Whitman); playing with riddles and extended metaphors; and injecting humor into serious poems and vice versa. These exercises traverse the entire text, each chapter highlighting a different facet of poetry. Appendixes list recommended readings and online poetry resources.--From Library journal.
Subject: Poetry > Authorship.
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