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A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems In Form By Contemporary Women

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Celebrating the diverse traditions of poetic form, editor and poet Annie Finch presents illuminating examples from sixty contemporary women poets who have transformed and strengthened their literary inheritance. A Formal Feeling Comes welcomes the new millennium with intellectual clarity, emotional freedom, and a chorus of powerful voices.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Story Line Press
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Christina Rau
May 21, 2013 Christina Rau rated it liked it
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From the 1990s, A Formal Feeling Comes contains form poems by all contemporary women around that decade, most of whom still publish today. The write-ups about how they use form from each poet offer interesting approaches and reasons and attitudes about form that could be helpful to use if you teach poetry. This collection does not have in-depth descriptions of each form, however, so although every poem is listed in the back under certain categories (some fit in more than one), figuring out how t ...more
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Feb 14, 2009 SmarterLilac rated it it was amazing
Another must-read for fans of modern American poetry. I feel comfortable saying there are no bad poems in here.
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Useful and enjoyable for anyone interested in poems in form. The poets introduce their own poems offering insight into writing in form.
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Annie Finch is the author of more than twenty books and chapbooks of poetry, plays, translation, literary essays, textbooks and anthologies. The most recent of her six books of poetry is Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). Her poems have been performed at Carnegie Hall, installed in New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and published in The Penguin Anthology of ...more
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