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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His interviews with poets clearly show his appreciation of the written word and of what makes each of them unique.

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Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft

The Dodge Poetry Festival seems enormous and a bit weird – audiences in the thousands show up to hear some of the best poets in America read, and they clap and cheer and whoop as if they were at a rock concert. Feb 22, Michelle rated it really liked it. I found a lot of the poets interesting; I always like hearing how real-life experiences translate into poems. This has been on my shelf for years, and I’m very glad that, on a recent sleepless night, I reached for it.


Here he introduces us to several contemporary poets recognized for their craft and reveals the stories behind their words. Robert P likes all the following poets: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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I realize these are interview transcript This is a collection of interviews of poets conducted by television journalist Bill Moyers at the Dodge Poetry Festival.

A collection of interviews of poets at the Dodge poetry festival. I found a few new poets I want to billl further and several I can continue to live without. Great book overall for those who are well-versed in contemporary poetry. This book was useful as a conversational introduction to numerous modern poets, but I found that I enjoyed the poetry of only a few of these. I am about halfway through “The Language of Life.

A Festival of Poets” and corresponding book are must haves for poetry lovers. Not sorry I read it, some of it was interesting, and if you want to read it, I wouldn’t discourage you. Cervantes, Hirshfield, and Lim were welcome discoveries. Either I don’t get it or I feel stupid for not getting it. Aug 12, John Fredrickson rated it it was ok Shelves: He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees. Apr 13, Debra S.


Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers

Feb 13, Michael rated it really liked it. Bill shares a bit of his personal foolinh 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. Some interviews are better than others, just as some poems are better than others.

Jul 09, Melissa Jeanette rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sure, all of the latter poems have a deeper layer concerning the former subjects, but the latter poems also tell a story and the latter poems are not afraid to be subtle or even a little commonplace.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May 12, Jenny rated it liked it. Moyers conducted the interviews in connection with one of the Dodge Poetry Festival. Dec 30, Shelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Usually questions to do with a specific poem. Intermingled in the folksy conversations are the poets’ works. Books by Bill Moyers.