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Poetry for Beginners

Paperback
by Margaret Chapman, Kathleen Welton, Reuben Negron

From Ancient Greece to the present, a guide to poetry traces the wonders of the written word and shows how to enjoy poetry and how it is relevant to everyday life, explaining why both rhyming and free verse matter and why some people are drawn to poetry while others are not. Original.

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Poetry is one of those subjects almost impossible to define as it can be so many things at once. It can be: kids whispering limericks on the playground; secret languages used by revolutionaries and spies; or the written strength of oppressed people. Poetry is how millions of people across time have used language to try to better understand love, hate, war, religion, oppression, joy, sorrow, sex, and death.
Poetry is one of the oldest forms of writing in the world, yet also constantly evolving. Despite its complexities, poetry is probably the way most people learned how to read. Poetry for Beginners is a fun, lively, and accessible guide, and expands one’s understanding and knowledge of poetry through the ages.
From ancient Greece to the present, Poetry for Beginners traces the wonders of the written word and shows how it is relevant in daily life.

Paperback
PublisherRed Wheel/Weiser
Dimensions0.5"x6"x9"
Publication Date2010-01-19
Shipping Weight0.5 pounds
ISBN-109781934389461
AudienceGeneral Adult
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish

Margaret Chapman is a poet, fiction writer, and educator. She received her BA in Comparative Religion from Dartmouth College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in December of 2006, where she was the recipient of the MFA Graduation Fellowship in Writing. Her fiction and poetry has been featured in Decomp, elimae, the2ndhand and as a Featherproof mini-book. She worked for four years through the Poetry Center of Chicago as a Poet-in-Residence in the Chicago Public Schools. in 2008 she was awarded the Poetry Center of Chicago’s Gwendolyn Brooks Award for excellence in teaching. In addition to being a Poet-in-Residence, she was a teaching artist at Young Chicago Authors and she currently teaches in the English department at Indiana University South Bend.

Kathleen Welton serves as the editor of the Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin and it also a member of the Board of EDIS. 100 Essential Modern Poems by Women (co-edited with Joseph Parisi) was published by Ivan R. Dee (2008), and was selected as a Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist in the category of Poetry. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Emily Dickinson International Society, IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Poetry Center of Chicago, the Poetry Society of America, and the Stanford Alumni Association. She has a BA degree in English and Italian Literature from Stanford University.

synopsis

Poetry is one of those subjects almost impossible to define as it can be so many things at once. It can be: kids whispering limericks on the playground; secret languages used by revolutionaries and spies; or the written strength of oppressed people. Poetry is how millions of people across time have used language to try to better understand love, hate, war, religion, oppression, joy, sorrow, sex, and death.
Poetry is one of the oldest forms of writing in the world, yet also constantly evolving. Despite its complexities, poetry is probably the way most people learned how to read. Poetry for Beginners is a fun, lively, and accessible guide, and expands one’s understanding and knowledge of poetry through the ages.
From ancient Greece to the present, Poetry for Beginners traces the wonders of the written word and shows how it is relevant in daily life.

book details
Paperback
PublisherRed Wheel/Weiser
Dimensions0.5"x6"x9"
Publication Date2010-01-19
Shipping Weight0.5 pounds
ISBN-109781934389461
AudienceGeneral Adult
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
about the author

Margaret Chapman is a poet, fiction writer, and educator. She received her BA in Comparative Religion from Dartmouth College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in December of 2006, where she was the recipient of the MFA Graduation Fellowship in Writing. Her fiction and poetry has been featured in Decomp, elimae, the2ndhand and as a Featherproof mini-book. She worked for four years through the Poetry Center of Chicago as a Poet-in-Residence in the Chicago Public Schools. in 2008 she was awarded the Poetry Center of Chicago’s Gwendolyn Brooks Award for excellence in teaching. In addition to being a Poet-in-Residence, she was a teaching artist at Young Chicago Authors and she currently teaches in the English department at Indiana University South Bend.

Kathleen Welton serves as the editor of the Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin and it also a member of the Board of EDIS. 100 Essential Modern Poems by Women (co-edited with Joseph Parisi) was published by Ivan R. Dee (2008), and was selected as a Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist in the category of Poetry. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Emily Dickinson International Society, IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Poetry Center of Chicago, the Poetry Society of America, and the Stanford Alumni Association. She has a BA degree in English and Italian Literature from Stanford University.