- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Writers Digest; 2 edition (December 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582973296
- ISBN-13: 978-1582973296
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Drury's Poetry Dictionary is no dreary list of defined terms to cram for your poetry final. It's a work of art in itself, written in Drury's engagingly lucid prose, liberally spiced with examples from the world's best poets. Curious about sequence? Drury gives a clear definition of the term, followed by Katha Pollitt's "Vegetable Poems" in sequence 1-5. Forgotten the rules of the villanelle? Drury explains the form, gives a little historic background, and presents examples by Jean Passerat, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Dylan Thomas, Weldon Kees, and James Cummins. Never has a poetry dictionary been so browsable, so erudite, and so engaging. --Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
John Drury is a professor of English and creative writing. His poems have appeared in many reviews and publications.
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The definitions are very concise and the examples that are given are discussed/referenced appropriately within each section. The most challenging thing about this book is finding a copy.
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