On Writing

After Confession

Poetry as Autobiography
Edited by Kate Sontag and David Graham

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2001

An examination of the autobiographical impulse in poetry through 28 wide-ranging essays

The Art of Attention

A Poet's Eye
Donald Revell

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2007

Donald Revell's rhapsode on turning life into poetry

The Art of Daring

Risk, Restlessness, Imagination
Carl Phillips

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2014
Award-winning poet Carl Phillips’s invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books

The Art of Death

Writing the Final Story
Edwidge Danticat

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2017

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all by the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light

The Art of Description

World into Word
Mark Doty

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2010

National Book Award winner Mark Doty's first prose book on the craft of poetry—an ultimately moving argument for the primacy of our senses

The Art of History

Unlocking the Past in Fiction and Nonfiction
Christopher Bram

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2016

A captivating new addition to the Art of series that explores historical narrative in fiction and nonfiction

The Art of Intimacy

The Space Between
Stacey D'Erasmo

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2013

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D’Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable novels Tea and The Sky Below

The Art of Perspective

Who Tells the Story
Christopher Castellani

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2016

Finally, an Art of series volume on every fiction writer’s most urgent issue: point of view

The Art of Recklessness

Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction
Dean Young

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2010

The first work of prose by Dean Young—a sort of poetic manifesto arguing for the efforts and effects of the subconscious

The Art of Subtext

Beyond Plot
Charles Baxter

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2007

Charles Baxter inaugurates a new series on the craft of writing with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

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