Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

By: David Orr

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Contemporary poetry may seem like a foreign country you've barely visited and wouldn't dream of living in. Beautiful & Pointless, however, reveals how to accept the foreignness of poetry in the same way we accept the strange delights of a place we're traveling to for the first time. Expect a little confusion, many delightful surprises, and a few experiences that will change the way you think about language and life.

Award-winning critic David Orr is what every reader hopes for: the guide who points the way, doesn't talk too much, and helps you see what you might have missed on your own. Stimulating, amusing, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful & Pointless empowers us to engage with poetry as individual readers, allowing each of us to appreciate it in our own way.

Title: Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

Author Name: David Orr

Categories: Essays & Literary Criticism,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: March 2012

ISBN Number: 0061673463

ISBN Number 13: 9780061673467

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 668180

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