The Poetry Life: Ten Stories
Baron Wormser brings to life the immense force poetry can have in people's lives. In stories funny, tender, sad, and edgy, the narrators register how poetry has changed how they see themselves, how they live, and what they care about. As it bends genres by adapting aspects of fiction, biography, essay and monologue, The Poetry Life shows how poetry can be lightning in the...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by CavanKerry Press
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I probably shouldn't have liked this book as much as I did, but I did. The author writes about ten different poets using ten fictional narrators. For example, he uses a carnival worker to talk about John Berryman and racism. I thought it was pretty creative.