Singing School

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Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying With the Masters

by Robert Pinsky

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Poet and translator Pinsky offers this unconventional guide to self-teaching poetry. Rather than writing in a systematic instructional framework, Pinsky presents classic poems along with deliberately vague suggestions for learning from them. Four sections entitled "freedom," "listening," "form," and "dreaming things up" contain brief introductory material on each idea, followed by example poems with suggested exercises or the author's reflections.

Review by Poet and translator Pinsky offers this unconventional guide to self-teaching poetry. Rather than writing in a systematic instructionalframework, Pinsky presents classic poems along with deliberately vague suggestions for learning from them. Four sections entitled "freedom," "listening," "form," and "dreaming things up" contain brief introductory material on each idea, followed by example poems with suggested exercises or the author's reflections.