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Book Title: Villanelles|
The author of the book: Annie Finch
Edition: Everyman's Library
Date of issue: March 6th 2012
ISBN 13: 9780307957863
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The size of the: 4.49 MB
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The first of its kind--a comprehensive collection of the best of the villanelle, a delightful poetic form whose popularity ranks only behind that of the sonnet and the haiku.
With its intricate rhyme scheme and dance-like pattern of repeating lines, its marriage of recurrence and surprise, the villanelle is a form that has fascinated poets since its introduction almost two centuries ago. Many well-known poets in the past have tried their hands at the villanelle, and the form is enjoying a revival among poets writing today. The poems collected here range from the classic villanelles of the nineteenth century to such famous and memorable examples as Dylan Thomas's "Do not go gentle into that good night," Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art," and Sylvia Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song." Here too are the cutting-edge works of contemporary poets, including Sherman Alexie, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and many others whose poems demonstrate the dazzling variety that can be found within the parameters of a single, strict form.
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Read information about the authorAnnie Finch is a poet and writer, a performer of poetry and ritual, and a speaker on women's empowerment and earth-based spirituality. She has presented on poetry, feminism, and/or spirituality at gatherings and conferences including Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality, Where Womyn Gather, A Room of Her Own, and Emerging Women.
Annie's poetry has been featured onstage at Carnegie Hall and in The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. The most recent of her six books of poetry is Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). Her books about poetry writing include A Poet's Craft A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. Her music, opera and theatrical collaborations have appeared on many stages.
Like the Nordic and Celtic bards from whom she traces her descent, Annie has devoted rigorous attention to poetic craft. She earned a BA from Yale University, MA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and Ph.D from Stanford University—and has also studied earth-based spiritual practices including energy healing, herbalism, and ritual. In addition to awards for her books of poetry, Annie has received the Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award for a lifetime's contribution to the art and craft of poetic versification.
Annie teaches on the faculty of the St. Francis College low-residency MFA in Creative Writing and also offers private consultations. She is currently completing a new book of poems and a prose book about the witch's path.
You can subscribe to Annie’s poetic and witchy newsletters and poetic Spells at anniefinch.com.
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