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A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over.Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the world, returning with an inclusive,A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over.Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the world, returning with an inclusive, international compendium. Moving gracefully from the bards of ancient Greece to the revolutionaries of Latin America, from small formal elements to large mysteries, he provides thoughtful definitions for the most important poetic vocabulary, imbuing his work with a lifetime of scholarship and the warmth of a man devoted to his art.Knowing how a poem works is essential to unlocking its meaning. Hirsch’s entries will deepen readers’ relationships with their favorite poems and open greater levels of understanding in each new poem they encounter. Shot through with the enthusiasm, authority, and sheer delight that made How to Read a Poem so beloved, A Poet’s Glossary is a new classic. ...

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ISBN : 9780151011957
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Number of Pages : 736 Pages
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A Poet's Glossary Reviews

  • Julie Christine
    2018-10-29 10:34

    Not that this is a book you read cover to cover or ever finish, but it's utterly GORGEOUS. I cannot imagine continuing to read and study and attempt to write poetry without it.

  • Joshua Rigsby
    2018-11-07 14:51

    A wonderful companion.

  • Therese Broderick
    2018-11-12 11:52

    A sensational holiday gift for any lover of words, and reasonably priced at only $30 (hardcover).This humbly-named ''glossary'' partakes of the majesty of a Concordance, the wisdom of an Old Testament, the revelatory love of a New Testament, the grandeur of a Summing Up, the impeccable precision of The King's English by Mr. Fowler, the irresistible fun of a TED talk, and the wondrous charm of an Advent Calendar.My advice to all poets is this: Instead of playing yet another round on Facebook of the personality quiz, ''Which Famous Poet Are You?'', use that minute instead to read just one entry in this book. This book IS all the technology you need for exploring your identity as a poet, finding your place within 4500 years of recorded texts, and discovering kinship with countless other Makers -- female, male, gay, and anonymous -- from all over the world.

  • Jimmy
    2018-11-12 10:53

    An excellent, must own resource book for all serious poets.

  • Jsavett1
    2018-10-28 14:37

    I love Hirsch's poetry and so I was thrilled to pick this up as soon as it came out. I learned an INCREDIBLE amount from this book and can't wait to put so much of it to use in my own writing. Hirsch is wonderful to include so many example poems for the entries. I can't imagine how much work he had to do in order to put this together. Particularly beautiful is Hirsch's entry on the "lyric" or "lyric poetry."One caveat: I think this book is most useful for poets. I am also an English teacher and found much of this useful as reference material, but I'm not sure it's worth what would be a slog through so many entries which define such obscure poetic forms or techniques. This will become a staple for poets.

  • John
    2018-11-18 15:27

    wish I owned it--

  • Delphine
    2018-10-29 18:46

    Fantastic reference book, with glints of historical context threaded throughout. Easy to read. Easy to reference. Full of knowledge!

  • Marcie
    2018-11-08 13:24

    I picked up this book because I know little of poetry. I remember bits and pieces from my literature classes, but nothing that could really help me learn more about it. I believe this book is to go hand in hand with Hirsch's book How to Read a Poem. Alas I have not read that book either, though I ordered it from Amazon and never received it. I did find this book extremely helpful. I think it would make a great reference book for students, poets, or laymen like me. It's probably not a complete glossary even though it has over 700 pages of definitions and examples. I love the laid-back way Hirsch explains things. It's not over the top or too wordy. He really does make it easy for the average person to understand. Even though I not an expert, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about poetry. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Read more at http://www.toreadornottoread.net/2014...

  • Kandace
    2018-11-13 15:48

    AuthorEdward Hirsch Publication DateApril 8, 2014SynopsisA comprehensive glossary of terms useful to the study and analysis of poetry.High PointsYou can tell Hirsch has a poet's soul. He even included a lovely poem of dedication to poetry.Low PointsIt is a glossary, so it's not the most captivating reading, but it is incredibly thorough.Overall5 starsE-Galley was received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. For more reviews from the Readist, please visit www.thereadist.com.

  • Grady McCallie
    2018-11-11 14:25

    Not a book that one reads straight through, this is an idiosyncratic and wonderful collection of entries introducing different poetic forms, traditions, and technical terms. It has given me some of the greatest reading pleasure I've experienced this year, and I'll be back to dip into it regularly. The entries serve as a marvelous jumping-off point for Internet searches for the names and traditions and specific poems Hirsch recommends.

  • Frank Kearns
    2018-10-27 16:45

    Well, it's huge. It's expensive. And it's a glossary. So of course I haven't "read" it all. But often I have opened it up on a random page and found fascinating reading ... like the magic that I found as a child in the Encyclopedia Britannica.If you are a poet or fan of poetry, there is much for you in this book. If you are not, save your money and shelf space.

  • Leonard
    2018-11-17 16:45

    I didn't read all or much of this book, but I probably should. I'm noting it on here because I definitely want to use it again, and maybe even make it a part of my library. It's new, published in 2014, and seems to be quite interesting, and certainly needs more of my attention.

  • Renee
    2018-10-24 13:44

    This is not a book I've read all the way through, but I'm finding it to be an immensely helpful resource. It has all kinds of entries on poetic forms, devices, movements, from all over the world.

  • Carolyn
    2018-11-01 15:23

    5 stars.

  • Gary Stewart
    2018-10-31 10:38

    Very informative. I just pick it up from time to time and read an entry or two. So, so much about poetry I don't know. I'll probably be reading this forever (and I mean that in a good way).

  • Mills College Library
    2018-11-07 15:29

    808.103 H6691 2014

  • Marcie
    2018-11-15 10:52

    This glossary of terminology is a lovely guide for poets and those who wish to learn more about poetry. It has become my go-to book for writing exercises.