Words Overflown by Stars
Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College MFA Program
Edited by David Jauss
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Words Overflown by Stars by David Jauss
Book DescriptionYour entrance into one of America's foremost creative writing programs! Featuring instruction from past and present faculty members of the acclaimed M.F.A. in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, including Mark Doty, Douglas Glover, Robin Hemley, Richard Jackson, Sydney Lea, Bret Lott, Sue William Silverman, David Wojahn, and Xu Xi, Words Overflown By Stars gives you unprecedented access to a top literary education. This comprehensive resource covers a wide variety of topics, including the creative process, titles, beginnings, voice and style, point of view, novel and short story structure, the role of dreams and fantasy in fiction, the often-blurry borderline between fiction and creative nonfiction, the subgenres of creative nonfiction, music and time in poetry, image patterning, "saying the unsayable," multiculturalism, the art of revision, and much more. Both provocative and practical, the essays in Words Overflown by Stars distill many of the lessons that have made the graduates of Vermont College of Fine Arts so successful.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781582975405
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Jauss
On Writing Fiction, Paperback (August 2011)
The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, 'How on earth did the author do this?' the answer is simple: He sat alone at this desk, considered an array of options and made smart, careful choices. This title helps writers learn how to make those choices.
Alone with All That Could Happen, Hardback (July 2008)
Offers information and advice that helps writers make smart, creative and technical decisions about such topics as - using autobiographic elements in fiction; manipulating narrative distance via point of view; taking advantage of the virtues of the present tense; and building a connected and inviting short story collection.
Strong Measures, Hardback (January 1985)» View all books by David Jauss
Presents a new, wide-ranging selection of contemporary but structured American verse by almost two hundred poets.
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Author Biography - David Jauss
David Jauss has been teaching creative writing from more than thirty years, and he has won numerous awards for his efforts. He is currently a tenured professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College.
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