Books of the Month

Pass on A Poem’s choice of new volumes of poetry – reviews,extracts

Books to deepen your appreciation of poetry – Pass On A Poem’s recommendation

MURIEL RUKEYSER. THE LIFE OF POETRY. A revised edition of the classic 1949 edition originally published by Current Books, Rukeyser’s important lectures are an impassioned, personal defence and exposition of poetry as an ‘outcast’ art that ” allow(s) people to feel the meeting of their consciousness and the world, to feel the full value of the meanings of emotions and ideas in their relations with each other, and to understand, in the glimpse of the moment, the freshness of things and their possibilities…”

 

BILL MOYERS. FOOLING WITH WORDS, A CELEBRATION OF POETS AND THEIR CRAFT( Perennial. 1999)

Moyers interviews 11 contemporary American poets who read at the 1998 Dodge Poetry Festival.more to come

 

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