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To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (American Readers Series) Paperback – October 1, 2002

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Showing how one can work from "Pulse and Impulse," "Shapes Merging and Emerging" and even "Against Your Beliefs," poet W.D. Snodgrass offers a series of well-tempered how-tos in To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry. Snodgrass, whose Pulitzer Priz -winning Hearts Needle (1960) remains influential, gives prosodic examples from Whitman, shows how to add just the right amount of acid to parody and gives sound advice on all sorts of syllabic manipulations.
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About the Author

W. D. Snodgrass is author of over twenty books of poetry, two books of literary criticism, and six volumes of translation. Honors include an Ingram Merrill Foundation award, Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, Ford Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and National Endownment for the Arts. He retired from teaching in 1994.

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Product Details

  • Series: American Readers Series (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd. (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929918186
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929918188
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,928,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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W. D. Snodgrass (1926-2009) was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. His college education was interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Navy during World War II but he later completed an MFA at the State University of Iowa. Mr. Snodgrass taught English and creative writing at various universities, among them Wayne State, University of Delaware, University of Rochester, and Syracuse University. Snodgrass's first book of poems, 'Heart's Needle,' won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, and he earned numerous awards and honors for his poetry, translations, and criticism. He also received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Ingram Merrill foundations, The Academy of American Poets, and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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