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ISBN: 0300151462 / ISBN-13: 9780300151466

Why Poetry Matters

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Poetry doesn't matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on ... Show synopsis

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  • Why Poetry Matters (Yale University Press) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Jay Parini

    Why Poetry Matters

    Trade paperback, Yale University Press
    2009
    English
    224 pages

    ISBN: 0300151462
    ISBN-13: 9780300151466

    Poetry doesn't matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibilities that life affords. Poetry indeed matters. A gifted poet and acclaimed teacher, Parini begins by looking at defenses of poetry ... Show more

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