Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers. Captures the vitality and diversity of contemporary poetry at America’s largest poetry festival. Almost two dozen poets share. A Celebration of Poets and Their CraftColeman BarksLorna Dee CervantesMark DotyDeborah GarrisonJane HirshfieldStanley Kunitz Kurtis LamkinShirley. Part I: FOOLING WITH WORDS. The act of making a poem requires that somebody’s listening,” says poet Mark Doty. And listen they do. More than 12, .

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Wary that it might be little more than a souvenir targeting those who have attended the Dodge Poetry Festival, I was wifh surprised to find it a real gem in its own right.

Jul 14, Martha rated it really liked it. Intermingled in the folksy conversations are the poets’ works.

Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft by Bill Moyers

Timely snow day reading too! One common theme I found not surprising, how moyrs examples of how poetry saved their lives. Lists with This Book.

The middle of the night is when, oddly enough, one contributor recommended reading poetry. The question and answer format works beautifully. More than one poet in the book compared the art to foolinb, which I liked – anyone can improvise on a saxophone, but you have to learn to play before you can start making things up that are beautiful and meaningful. Dec 12, Dayla rated it really liked it Shelves: I am about halfway through “The Language of Life. Jan 24, Tony Roberts rated it liked it.

I enjoyed the poetry.


Here he introduces us to several contemporary poets recognized for their craft and reveals the stories behind moyerz words. Jun 17, Brandon rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Fooling with Word Usually questions to do with a specific poem. Moyers wrote this while attending a poetry festival.

I realize these are interview woords but a footnote would have done a lot to ease my irritation. Laurie R loves Great book overall for those who are well-versed in contemporary moyyers. When words enter my foolnig, they help me make wodds of what is happening around me. But what I am most grateful for is getting to know Robert Pinsky. Moyers interviews poets who talk about their work and life.

Moyers interviews a variety of poets at the Dodge Poetry Festival a terrific event held every other year in New Jersey about what spurred their writing; the relationship between writer and reader; and how best to “take in” poetry. Bill Moyers interviews several poets at the Dodge Poetry Festival on their methods, philosophy, day to day writing of poetry.

It is an attempt to bring poetry closer to the average joe. Bill shares a bit of his personal journey as a poetry lover, but mainly the book is a collection of interviews and poems with some of the poets Bill has interviewed at the Geraldine R. Reading poetry spoke to me, I felt the words. A look into the lives and work of eleven contemporary poetry composers. I love anything Bill Moyers does with regard to poetry.

A collection of poets and poetry with interviews and commentary by Moyers. These book really brings you there as an audience member of Dodge and I would highly recommend it. Nobody worvs why they like to go there, they just feel good drinking her tea.


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He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees. This is a wonderful introduction to many different poets as well as to the making and inspiration of poetry. May 06, Deb rated it it was amazing. As an anthology it’s a lovely collection of poems; as a piece of journalism it shines too, all the interviews being thoughtful and insightful for poets, it turns out, can be counted on to say interesting thingsand Moyers’ introductory vignettes setting the scene nicely.

But it is good to know that there are some wonderful contemporary poets out there, working away quietly in their teahouses.

Then he allows them to provide samples of his and their favorite poems. I had lunch with Paul Muldoon and the portrait that Moyers paints of him is accurate and endearing.

Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers

Cervantes, Hirshfield, and Lim were welcome discoveries. Reading about it – hearing the poets talk about their craft, about readings, and sharing their favorite poems – did a lot to restore my faith in good poet Eith With Words is a collection of interviews of poets conducted by television journalist Bill Moyers at the Dodge Poetry Festival.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He worked as a news commentator on television for ten years.

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