Review: Edna St. Vincent Millay, There Are No Islands, Any More: Lines Written in Passion and in Deep Concern for England, France, and My Own Country. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940; 12 pages, hardcover In 1940, American poet and Pulitzer–Prize winner Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote a twenty-one-stanza epistolary poem called “There Are No […]
The Art of the Almost Said
“The Art of the Almost Said is a how-to-do-it book of the highest order.”—Leland Ryken, author and scholar
“Far and away the best book I’ve read on the art and commerce of poetry.”—Latayne Scott, award-winning author
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If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of writing poetry, this book is your place to start. It is for the struggling poet, the wanting-to-get-better poet, the hoping-to-publish-someday poet. It helps you understand the basics of reading poetry, discover the elements that make up a poem, dissect the common obstacles, and learn how to reach your reader.
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