Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Poetry - 631 pages
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This collection of classic and contemporary poems also includes exercises, chapter summaries, games, diagrams, illustrations, and 4-colour reproductions of great works of art. This edition incorporates many new poets and expanded coverage of women and ethnic poets.

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User Review  - zinkel101 - LibraryThing

A very good introduction to poetry; a mix of methods and examples by masters fo the art. A good read in itself, unlike poetry encyclopedias. A good resource for writers too. Read full review

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I checked out every book on poetry I could before buying this one. Western Wind is far superior to any others I sawreading it is a joy instead of a chore. This book has made me see the wonder and ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

David Mason was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, and received degrees from The Colorado College and the University of Rochester. He spent most of his twenties traveling and working as a manual laborer, with a brief stint working for a film company. He has taught at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and is now on the faculty of The Colorado College. He lives in the mountains outside Colorado Springs. Mason's two prize-winning books of poems are The Buried Houses (1991) and The Country I Remember (1996). With Mark Jarman he co-edited Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996; reprinted 1998) and with the late John Frederick Nims Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry (2000). His collection of literary essays, The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry, appeared in 2000. Mason is also a memoirist, fiction writer and frequent book reviewer.

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