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Ordinary genius : a guide for the poet within
Addonizio, Kim
Adult Nonfiction PN1042 .A348 2009

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ContentsPage
introductionp. 13
I - entering poetry
1 - leaping in the darkp. 19
2 - make a bookp. 23
3 - first thought, worst thoughtp. 27
4 - getting startedp. 32
5 - opening doorsp. 47
6 - your genius, your demonsp. 55
7 - line, breath & visionp. 61
8 - by heart: a Shakespeare sonnetp. 77
9 - describe thisp. 81
10 - read thisp. 92
II - inner and outer worlds
11 - identity 1: boys, girls & bodiesp. 99
12 - three meditationsp. 109
13 - by heart: a love poemp. 113
14 - love & sex poemsp. 115
15 - me, myself & ip. 127
16 - what you don't knowp. 135
17 - three observationsp. 145
18 - the pain-bodyp. 148
19 - ha! working with humorp. 156
20 - identity 2: race, class & privilegep. 164
21 - the whiskey on your breath: addictionsp. 170
III - the poem's progress
22 - metaphor 1: the shimmerp. 179
23 - white heat, necessary coldnessp. 187
24 - a bag of tricksp. 199
25 - the poem's progressp. 204
26 - metaphor 2: parts & the wholep. 217
27 - enchantments: myths & fairy talesp. 226
IV - toward mastery
28 - music & meterp. 237
29 - write a sonnetp. 249
30 - a poem you love: close readingp. 256
31 - page to stage: performancep. 259
32 - word/art: make a broadsidep. 263
33 - two heads: collaborationsp. 269
34 - do-overs & revisionsp. 273
35 - publishing & the pinocchio syndromep. 287
36 - mirror at the end of the roadp. 294
appendix A - poems & poetry resources onlinep. 299
appendix B - recommended readingp. 303
creditsp. 309


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