An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry , award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. He takes on what it is that poetry--and poetry alone--can do. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of ...

Why Poetry 2018, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780062343086

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Why Poetry 2017, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780062343079