April Is Poetry Month

The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

By Ted Kooser

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"Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of an enlightening conversation with a wise, patient friend, one willing to share everything he's learned about the art he spent a lifetime learning. Ted Kooser offers tools, insights, and instructions (and warnings against instructions). Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, he schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what he believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts."
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The Poetry of Robert Frost

By Robert Frost

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One of the most steadied and lauded American poets and for good reason. Sometimes writing for a youthful audience ("the fog comes on little cat feet...") and sometimes writing for persons of more experience ("...I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.") Revisit Frost's poetry now that you're out of English class and see what you think.

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