Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Reading this, as I hoped, prompted me to read more poetry, right away. I liked the appetite for poetry that the author creates, intentionally I presume. What I didn't really care for was the digression into the struggles of the modern poet with other modern poets and the documentation of the drama...
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I went in thinking it would be an overview of modern poetry, with bits from poets I should try and why they're great. Orr, however, goes for a much broader overview of the craft with chapters like "The Political", "The Fishbowl", and "Why Bother?". Some bi...
I love to read, but I don’t know how to read well. I read widely, but I don’t read deeply.So what is a fifty-four-year-old big reader with a busy life to do to correct this? Read something that teaches one how to read deeply, of course. Of course.I nervously checked this book out of the public libra...
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