Beautiful & Pointless

Beautiful & Pointless

A Guide to Modern Poetry

Book - 2011
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"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr's a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." --Tom Perrotta

Award-winning New York Times Book Review poetry columnist David Orr delivers an engaging, amusing, and stimulating tour through the world of poetry. With echoes of Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer, Orr's Beautiful & Pointless offers a smart and funny approach to appreciating an art form that many find difficult to embrace.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780061673450
Characteristics: xviii, 200 pages ; 22 cm


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May 18, 2019

Why poetry? Why not?

Mar 04, 2017

This is the best little book introducing modern American poetry I've read: its accessible, clear, funny, and also addresses issues about the industry and institutions and literary and social fashions too.

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