To Be the Poet (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)

By: Kingston, Maxine Hong

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 111 pp. 8vo. I have almost finished my longbook, Maxine Hong Kingston declares. Let my life as Poet begin...I won't be a workhorse anymore; I'll be a skylark. To Be the Poet is Kingston's manifesto, the avowal and declaration of a writer who has devoted a good part of her sixty years to writing prose, and who, over the course of this spirited and inspiring book, works out what the rest of her life will be, in poetry. Taking readers along with her, this celebrated writer gathers advice from her gifted contemporaries and from sages, critics, and writers whom she takes as ancestors. She consults her past, her conscience, her time--and puts together a volume at once irreverent and deeply serious, playful and practical, partaking of poetry throughout as it pursues the meaning, the possibility, and the power of the life of the poet.  A manual on inviting poetry, on conjuring the elusive muse, To Be the Poet is also a harvest of poems, from charms recollected out of childhood to bursts of eloquence, wonder, and waggish wit along the way to discovering what it is to be a poet.

Title: To Be the Poet (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)

Author: Kingston, Maxine Hong

Categories: Poetry, Essays & Letters, Signed, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0674007913

ISBN Number 13: 9780674007918

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197177

Keywords: MAXINE HONG KINGSTON POET POETRY POEMS,