The Poet's Notebook
Excerpts from the Notebooks of 26 American Poets
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Poet's Notebook by Stephen Kuusisto
Book DescriptionThe Poet's Notebook brings together excerpts from the working notebooks of twenty-six American poets. Unsystematic, spontaneous, irreverent, intense, witty, unexpected, these notebooks shimmer with reflections, speculations, confessions, quotations, impressions, and ruminations. They create a portrait of the artist as a purposeful gatherer and sifter of every kind of experience. Included are the notebooks from such distinguished and eclectic voices as Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Carolyn Forche, Donald Hall, Garrett Hongo, Joy Harjo, Donald Justice, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Merrill, Mary Oliver, Charles Simic, and William Stafford.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393316551
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Stephen Kuusisto
Stephen Kuusisto is the author of Only Bread, Only Light (poems) and Planet of the Blind. He is professor of English and disability studies at Ohio State University and lives in Columbus, Ohio. Deborah Tall and David Weiss teach at Hobart and William Smith colleges and live in Ithaca, New York.
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