The Discovery of Poetry
A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems
By (author) Frances Mayes
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Discovery of Poetry by Frances Mayes
Book DescriptionThe bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun brings poetry out of the classroom and into the homes of everyday readers. Before she fell in love with Tuscany, Frances Mayes fell in love with verse. After publishing five books of poetry and teaching creative writing for more than twenty-five years, Mayes is no stranger to the subject. In The Discovery of Poetry, an accessible "field guide" to reading and writing poetry, she shares her passion with readers. Beginning with basic terminology and techniques, from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, Mayes shows how focusing on one aspect of a poem can help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy the reading and writing experience. In addition to many creative and helpful composition ideas, following each lyrical and lively discussion is a thoughtful selection of poems. With its wonderful anthology from Shakespeare to Jamaica Kinkaid, The Discovery of Poetry is an insightful, invaluable guide to what Mayes calls "the natural pleasures of language-a happiness we were born to have."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780156007627
(205mm x 134mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frances Mayes
Under the Tuscan Sun, Paperback (December 2016)
With descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, this book intends to inspire readers to embark on their own journeys - whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, or savouring one of the book's dozens of delicious seasonal recipes.
Under Magnolia, Paperback / softback (March 2015)
A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"
Tuscan Sun Cookbook, Hardback (March 2012)
For readers of Frances Mayes's bestselling phenomenon "Under the Tuscan Sun" comes "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook," in which Mayes and her husband Ed celebrate the ease of the Tuscan kitchen and the joys of the table with more than 125 recipes, stunning food and lifestyle photography, and Frances and Ed's delicious stories.
Every Day in Tuscany, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Frances Mayes
In this new memoir Frances Mayes offers her readers another deeply personal account of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since her previous memoirs appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless, unchanging beauty and simple pleasures of Italian life.
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