The Art of Reading Poetry

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Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1941 - Poetry - 519 pages
I do not believe that poetry is mysterious or esoteric. It is for all who can read, who can call words, who have rhythm enough, by nature, so that a jazz orchestra sets feet and hands in motion. Likewise, this invitation is to all. But it is, especially, invitation to those regretfully convinced that poetry is not for them, and to those who think they prefer the unequivocating directness of prose. It is invitation to labor, and after labor, entrance upon pleasure "not to be chang'd by place or time," the peculiar pleasure which poetry is. - Invitation to reading.

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Contents

OUTLINE FOR A DEFENSE
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LIONS IN THE PATH
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THE READING AND THE READINGS OF THE POEM
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