Back out of all this now too much for us,One can readily see both the advantages and the limitations of such a format: definitions are kept lean, at times approaching the sound bite, and the short sentences and brief paragraphs often seem designed for a readership more accustomed to journalism than to the complexities of Dante (see, for example, the one-page history of the sestina). All of this looks like an attempt to reach an audience of both college students and general readers. While more information might help (brief comments on why certain poems in the anthology are defined as odes, pastorals, or elegies, for example), the bottom line is that The Making of a Poem does an excellent job of taking the inexperienced reader inside the mystery of poetic form. In these terms the volume succeeds, giving us a way into the history of poetry, along with an excellent anthology as a starting point for a deeper exploration of the glories of the genre. --Doug Thorpe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Back in a time made simply by the loss
of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off
Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather,
There is a house that is no more than a house
Upon a farm that is no more than a farm
And in a town that is no more than a town.
The seller got this book to me super quickly and I was happy with the condition and content. This is becoming one of my favorite textbooks, actually, so I'm really glad I bought it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeanna Paden
This book got me writing Villanelles.
Who woulda thought how fun that is?
Great resource for poets, and teachers. Read more
The Making of a Poem is edited by the illustrious Mark Strand and Eavan Boland. While not an actual anthology of Poems(thought here are a large, expansive number of poems contained... Read morePublished 4 months ago by lu
I have been using it in a course I am taking and find it very beneficial. Excellent collection of poetry. ThanksPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Exactly what I was loking for to introduce me to poetic forms I did not know well, or know how to use. Scholarly, a bit dry, but I expected that. The poetry is amazing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jl
and does so quite well.
This text is like a bible for my poetry professor and it does the trick well. Read more
This is a great book for exploring the history of form poetry & understanding how different forms can help a writer to achieve different goals.Published 11 months ago by L. Kenney