We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress

We Begin in Gladness How Poets Progress One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems a career and a lifeThough it seems at first like an art of speaking poetry is an art of listening The poet trains to hear c

  • Title: We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress
  • Author: Craig Morgan Teicher
  • ISBN: 9781555978211
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a lifeThough it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening The poet trains to hear clearly and, as much as possible, without interruption, the voice of his or her mind, the voice that gathers, packs with meaning, and unpacks the language he or she knows ItOne of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a lifeThough it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening The poet trains to hear clearly and, as much as possible, without interruption, the voice of his or her mind, the voice that gathers, packs with meaning, and unpacks the language he or she knows It can take a long time to learn to let this voice speak without getting in its way This slow learning, the growth of this habit of inner attentiveness, is poetic development, and it is the substance of the poet s art Of course, this growth is rarely steady, never linear, and is sometimes not actually growth but diminishment that s all part of the compelling story of a poet s way forward from the Introduction The staggering thing about a life s work is it takes a lifetime to complete, Craig Morgan Teicher writes in these luminous essays We Begin in Gladness considers how poets start out, how they learn to hear themselves, and how some offer us that rare, glittering thing lasting work Teicher traces the poetic development of the works of Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, Louise Gluck, and Francine J Harris, among others, to illuminate the paths they forged by dramatic breakthroughs or by slow increments, and always by perseverance We Begin in Gladness is indispensable for readers curious about the artistic life and for writers wondering how they might light out or even scale the peak of the mountain.

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    About “Craig Morgan Teicher”

    1. Craig Morgan Teicher

      Craig Morgan Teicher is a poet, critic, and freelance writer His first book of poems, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, was chosen by Paul Hoover as winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry and is due out this November from the Center for Literary Publishing His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications, including The Paris Review, The Yale Review, A Public Space, Jubilat, Seneca Review, Forklift Ohio, Octopus, La Petit Zine, Verse, and Colorado Review His reviews of poetry and fiction, and profiles of poets, appear widely in places like Poets Writers, Poets, Time Out New York, Boston Review and Bookforum He is a contributing editor of Pleiades and works at Publishers Weekly He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son and plays drums in the band The Fourelles.

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