The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song (Art of...) (Paperback)

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With intelligence and precision, Ellen Bryant Voigt parses out the deft and alluring shape of poetic language in The Art of Syntax. Through brilliant readings of poems by Bishop, Frost, Kunitz, Lawrence, and others, Voigt examines the signature musical scoring writers deploy to orchestrate meaning. "This structure—this architecture—is the essential drama of the poem's composition," she argues. The Art of Syntax is an indispensable book on the writer's craft by one of America's best and most influential poets and teachers.

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Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976–2006, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Vermont.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781555975319
ISBN-10: 1555975313
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2009
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Art of...