The Heavy Lifting: A Boy's Guide to Writing Poetry (Paperback)
In The Heavy Lifting: A Boy's Guide to Writing Poetry, acclaimed poet and educator Jeffrey Burghauser not only makes a case for poetry-he makes a case for poetry's restoration to the prominence it once enjoyed among the manly arts. In short, pithy chapters, Burghauser guides the aspiring poet through the values, attitudes, and techniques required for a lifelong adventure in language. The Heavy Lifting is at once an instruction manual, a textbook, a manifesto, a piece of literary criticism, a polemic, a pep talk, and an anthology-a m lange recalling Ezra Pound's 1934 classic ABC of Reading. Find a comfortable place to sit, open this book, and meet one of our most dynamic teachers of poetry.