The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.54 X 8.32 X 0.83 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author

Kim Addonizio is the author of eight books of poetry, including the National Book Award finalist Tell Me and the Paterson Poetry Prize-winning Mortal Trash. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, among other honors, she lives in Oakland, California.
Dorianne Laux's poetry collections include Only as the Day Is Long, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize; and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award. She is the coauthor of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. A founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program, she lives in Richmond, California.


This feels like the book we've been waiting for: rigorous, generous, in love with the art of poetry, aware of the inner architecture of poems--and maybe it couldn't have been written by anyone but Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, two passionate poets.--Marie Howe
An intelligent, lucid conversation--between the authors and between them and us. I have been with them all--there is no better companion!--Gerald Stern
Thoughtful, generous, and accurate to both deeper truths and the craftwork it takes to hold them...a superb guide for the working poet.--Jane Hirshfield