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Don't Read Poetry by Stephanie Burt
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it was amazing
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I've struggled since late in 2013 to make sense of "Poetry" even while becoming a poet. This book finally provides me with a framework for reading poems, rather than poetry. Stephanie Burt, in beautiful prose full of examples and anecdotes, discusses the many things different poems attempt to do, the various reasons poets write poems, and the various reasons readers might be drawn to particular poems and poets.
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October 23, 2019 – Started Reading
October 23, 2019 – Shelved
October 23, 2019 – Shelved as: poetry
November 22, 2019 – Finished Reading

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