A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form

A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form

By: Annie Finch (author)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability


For beginning or advanced students of poetry more focused on the art of structuring a poem, "A Poet's Ear" serves as a handbook to writing in numerous fixed forms. Here, Annie Finch's remarkably in-depth introduction to poetic form in English opens a new and exciting world to contemporary poets. From the basic meters and traditional European forms of the ballad and the sonnet to poetic forms brought to English from worldwide cultures and postmodern forms and techniques, "A Poet's Ear" serves as both a survey and a guide to the exploration of poetic form. More diverse and comprehensive than any other form handbook, "A Poet's Ear" will be essential to the serious student of poetry.

Create a review

About Author

Annie Finch is the author of numerous poetry collections, as well as An Exaltation of Forms (Michigan 2002), coedited with Kathrine Varnes. She currently directs the Stonecoast Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine, and co-edits our long-running Poets on Poetry series.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780472070664
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780472070664
  • weight: 717
  • ISBN10: 0472070665

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly