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Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

Author: Michelle Bonczek Evory
Subject: Literature
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Open SUNY
ISBN: 9781942341499
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Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline/ Michelle Bonczek Evory's Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America's rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention/ Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that gives way to more enriching insights through revision/ embracing the writing of poetry as both a love of language and a tool that enables us to explore ourselves and better understand the world. The volume includes resources for students seeking to publish and build a writing-centered lifestyle or career. Poets featured range in age/ subject/ and style/ and many are connected to colleges in the State University of New York system. Naming the Unnameable promotes an understanding of poetry as a living art of which students are a part/ and provides ways for students to involve themselves in the growing contemporary poetry community that thrives in America today.

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