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The Poetry Life: Ten Stories #2020

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 the

  • Title: The Poetry Life: Ten Stories
  • Author: Baron Wormser
  • ISBN: 9781933880051
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Poetry Life: Ten Stories By Baron Wormser, 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 theBaron 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 soul Baron Wormser has pulled off a miraculous feat he has written a collection of stories that reveals the absolute necessity of poetry in our lives His prose style is riveting, and his characters are as diverse as a phone book Each voice conjures up a passionate portrait of inner life, telling us through episodes both comic and tragic that the world of the deceased poet remains eternally relevant to our own Clint McCown, author of The Weatherman A Novel Poetry, Baron Wormser writes, is about generosity So too are these ten stories you hold in your hands They are about generosity And mystery And loneliness And life They are about how poetry helps us stay in our skins You will fall in love with these stories and with the ten poets who appear in them What Baron Wormser says about William Carlos Williams, I say about him here, He nailed it Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle A Novel A book of stories not about poets but driven by the presence of poetry and the shadows of poets madness undoubtedly But the best kind of madness With this book, Baron Wormser invites us to reconsider the connection between poetry and our lives, to remember that we really do live hungry for inner vision, for small insights that can save us from the slag heap of goofdom and pointlessness It s a wonderful book It s the kind of stuff that makes you want to stay in the world Tim Seibles, author of Buffalo Head Solos

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    1. 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.

    2. I saw this at a bookstore in Burlington, VT, and decided to buy it since two years prior, I had met the author at a writing conference I didn t read the blurb on the inside jacket, so I was under the impression that it was about ten poets themselves As I read, I found that it is, and it isn t.If I had read, I would have learned that the book contains 10 short stories with fictional narrators although I get the impression that there s reality than imagination in the last story Each story is in a [...]

    3. Just finished reading, The Poetry Life a book not about poets but driven by the presence of poetry A must read and I would highly recomend it.Aine

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