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A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems In Form By Contemporary Women

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A started Library Journal review: "This wonderful collection celebrates the New Formalism being practiced by many highly regarded contemporary women poets ... Highly recommended". This unique and ground-breaking anthology also includes statements by the poets explaining why they write formal verse. Adopted by universities nationwide and well into a second printing.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published by Story Line Press (first published December 1st 2007)
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Christina Marie Rau
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
Alexa Mergen
Useful and enjoyable for anyone interested in poems in form. The poets introduce their own poems offering insight into writing in form.
Another must-read for fans of modern American poetry. I feel comfortable saying there are no bad poems in here.
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Annie Finch is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, plays, translation, literary essays, textbooks and anthologies, most recently the poetry collection, Spells: New and Selected Poems and the poetry-writing guide A Poet's Craft A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. Her poetry is represented in anthologies including The Norton Anthology of World Poetry and The Penguin ...more
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