Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2005

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195174915

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How Poets See the World

The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Willard Spiegelman

This book looks closely at a handful of contemporary poets (John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson, and Charles Wright) and, less extensively, at some others, with an eye to explaining the art of description in poetry. How do poets see the world? What are they looking for? How do they transcribe their vision and make poems out of their observations?


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