Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer's Vocation (Poets on Poetry)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Publication Date:January 1998
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A plain-spoken but eminently effective poet, the late William Stafford (1914-1993) has managed to shape part of the mainstream of American poetry by distancing himself from its trends and politics. Though his work has always inspired controversy, he was widely admired by students and poetry lovers as well as his own peers. His fascination with the process of writing joined with his love of the land and his faith in the teaching power of nature to produce a unique poetic voice in the last third of the twentieth century. Crossing Unmarked Snow continues -- in the tradition of Stafford's well-loved collections Writing the Australian Crawl and You Must Revise Your Life -- collecting prose and poetry on the writer's profession. The book includes reviews and reflections on poets from Theodore Roethke to Carolyn Forche, from May Sarton to Philip Levine; conversations on the making of poems; and a selection of Stafford's own poetry. The book also includes a section on the art of teaching, featuring interviews, writing exercises, and essays on the writer's vocation.
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