Advertisement

Best Words, Best Order

Essays on Poetry

  • Authors
  • Stephen Dobyns

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 1-10
  3. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 35-52
  4. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 53-130
  5. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 131-150
  6. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 151-171
  7. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 173-189
  8. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 191-209
  9. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 211-234
  10. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 235-261
  11. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 283-304
  12. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 305-312
  13. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 313-330
  14. Stephen Dobyns
    Pages 331-346
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 369-398

About this book

Introduction

In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.

Keywords

literature poetics poetry

Bibliographic information