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Poetry in Person: Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets Pearl London s poetry class interviews are an excellent source for studying the craft of writing poetry I consult these pages frequently. Inspiring collection of interviews by a dedicated teacher of poetry writing who has persuaded working poets to come to her classroom Check the Table of Contents for an index of great modern poets who visited This book provides a valuable insider s view of how a poet thinks and works An important piece from each writer guest is published I suggest that one read a selection daily, as a poetry devotional Not nightly, becqause the ideas and feelings ignite the reader For bed time reading, I prefer a cozy mystery novel Poetry in Person will wake you right up. If you are a poet or a reader of poetry, Neubauer s book belongs in your experience By that I mean, if you want to inhabit a poem and feel its texture against your psyche, the dialogues between teacher Pearl London and twenty three of our best modern poets are invaluable aids One of the featured poets, Derek Walcott says about discussion of his process I ve never done this before Please do me a favor when you leave this room, don t tell anybody, O.K It s not meant as an example of how to write, or how you get a poem I m just trying to go into an operation it s open heart surgery and you re all looking This rare combination of personal revelation and professional artistry in action establishes this book s uniqueness in a field saturated with commentaries and suggestions about what makes a good poet and or poem These poets, most of whom are alive, tell us of their world and how it reflects in their choices of poetic subject, format, language right down to line structure and punctuation The degree of intimacy available as a result is a bit like viewing an M.R.I of a poem with the creator as both guide and interpreter. What a thorough Wow Thank you Pearl London I never knew your class, but thank you for this glimpse into it What a class it must have been Thank you Alexander Neubauer for this selection and these editings of the conversations between Pearl and individual poets on their craft and artistry How welcome and at ease the poets must have felt to talk as openly as they seem to have Thank you poets for what you said and for what you left us to imagine, for your descriptions of your thinking What a wonderful book for a poet to read What a wonderful book for someone new to poetry to read This First Audio Edition Of Poetry In Person Years Of Conversation With America S Poets Knopf Invites Listeners Into An Intimate Classroom With Eight Acclaimed Poets Robert Pinsky, James Merrill, Lucille Clifton, Edward Hirsch, Paul Muldoon, Muriel Rukeyser, Eamon Grennan, And William Matthews Full Of Compelling, In Depth Conversation About Manuscripts And Drafts By The Poets Themselves, Plus Readings Of The Finished Poems, These Historic Recordings Offer One Of The Most Detailed Portraits Ever Produced Of How Poems Are Actually Made Based On One Of The Ten Best Nonfiction Books Of , This Audio Version Of Poetry In Person Opens The Door To A Class Run By Pearl London Between And , At The New School In Manhattan S Greenwich Village London Invited Scores Of Poets To Bring With Them Notes Jotted Down On The Back Of An Envelope, Or Worksheets Of Any Sort, Even Doodles, For A Course She Said Was Concerned Essentially With The Making Of The Poem, With The Work In Progress As Process With Both The Vision And The Revision Poets Accepted Her Invitation One After Another, Word Of Mouth Spread, And For Years Her Class Become Home For Nobel Laureates, National Book Award And Pulitzer Prize Winners, US Poets Laureate, And Dozens Of Poets At The Cusp Of Their Emergence In Letters After London Died In , Three Boxes Of Cassette Tapes Were Discovered In A Closet In Her Home, Containing Recordings Of A Hundred Conversations With Poets Eight Of Those Conversations Can Now Be Heard As They Happened In This First Audio Edition Of Poetry In Person Audio Production Jonathan Binzen


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