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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Enjoyable book, interviews with several poets during a festival about what poetry means to them and how it sustains them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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I am about halfway through “The Language of Life. As an anthology it’s a lovely collection of poems; as a piece of journalism it shines too, all the interviews being thoughtful and insightful for poets, it turns out, can be counted on to say interesting thingsand Moyers’ introductory vignettes setting the sce I stumbled upon this book in my grandmother’s collection. Just enough to make you want to read more of their works. He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees. It is an attempt to bring poetry closer to the average joe.

I loved this book. He worked wih a news commentator on television for ten years. On love, on grief, on every human thing, Time sprinkles Lethe’s water with his wing.

Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft

Feb 13, Michael rated it really liked it. I found a few foolkng poets I want to explore further and several I can continue to live without. A collection of interviews of poets at the Dodge poetry festival.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The middle of the night is when, oddly enough, one contributor recommended reading poetry. I think the problem comes down to how hard it is to make great poetry and how easy it is to write something that looks like a poem.


Robert P likes all the following poets: When words enter my mind, they Enjoyable book, interviews with several poets during a festival about what poetry means to them and how it sustains them. Jun 13, Jess rated it liked it Recommended to Jess by: Bill Moyers interviews several poets at worcs Dodge Poetry Festival on their methods, philosophy, day to day writing of poetry. Wary that it might be little more than a souvenir targeting those who have attended the Dodge Poetry Festival, I was pleasantly surprised to find it a real gem in its own right.

To ask other readers questions about Fooling with Wordsplease sign up. Then he allows them to provide samples of his and their favorite poems. The question and answer format works beautifully. When I read good poetry I still feel it. Jan 15, Laurie Byro rated it it was amazing. A fabulous collection of interviews with some of the best contemporary poets. 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 mooyers a little commonplace.

What poets say about poetry in general is super interesting. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Some interviews are better than others, just as some poems are better than others. Jun 17, Brandon rated it really liked it Shelves: A Festival of Tooling and corresponding book are must haves for poetry lovers.

Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft by Bill Moyers

Paperbackpages. I had lunch with Paul Muldoon and the portrait that Moyers paints of him is accurate and endearing. Moyers interviews poets who talk about their work and life. One common theme I found not surprising, how many examples of how poetry saved their lives.


Jul 09, Melissa Jeanette rated it it was amazing Shelves: And since I had already read Dante in the original, I ordered Pinsky’s “Dante” which he provided a new English translation for.

I will treasure it. Cervantes, Hirshfield, and Lim were welcome discoveries.

I have had the grace to meet most of these wonderful poets and recently went to BI where Coleman Barks and Billy Foolint read and were delightful. Word in the folksy conversations are the poets’ works. May 06, Deb rated it it was amazing. Jan 27, Dianne Merridith rated it really liked it. Oct 05, Sydney rated it it was amazing.

I heard a speech that Robert P gave inwhere he elaborated on the following poem: Bill About Fooling with Word Of course, given the very subjective nature of poetry, some works appeal to the reader more than others, but the book provides a really eclectic sampling of different voices and could be a very effective entree to those who may feel a bit intimidated by poetry.

More than one poet in the book compared the art to jazz, which I liked – anyone can improvise on a saxophone, but you have to learn to play before you can start making things up that are beautiful and meaningful. Either I don’t get it or I feel stupid for not getting it. A collection of poets and poetry with interviews and commentary by Moyers. A fabulous book where Moyers interviews several poets who are at the Dodge Festival and speaks with them about their craft.

Moyers wrote this while attending a poetry festival.