On Writing

Interview with a Ghost

Tom Sleigh

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2006

The first book of critical prose by a poet whose writing "refuses to cut emotional corners and yet achieves a sense of lyric absolution"—Seamus Heaney

The Lost Origins of the Essay

Edited by John D'Agata

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2009

An expansive and exhilarating world tour of innovative nonfiction writing

The Next American Essay

Edited by John D'Agata

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2003

A rich and varied anthology of lyric essays by some of America's most daring and exciting writers

Radiant Lyre

Essays on Lyric Poetry
Edited by David Baker and Ann Townsend

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2007

An essential collection of essays by important contemporary poets about the forms and rhetorical strategies of lyric poetry

Real Sofistikashun

Essays on Poetry and Craft
Tony Hoagland

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2006

The anticipated first collection of essays by celebrated poet Tony Hoagland, author of What Narcissism Means to Me

Ron Carlson Writes a Story

Ron Carlson

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2007
"Do yourself a favor and read Ron Carlson."—Stephen King

Thrill Me

Essays on Fiction
Benjamin Percy

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2016

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read—in any genre—from the best-selling author of The Dead Lands

Turning Life into Fiction

Robin Hemley

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2006

A highly entertaining and indispensable manual on how to write good fiction

Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

Tony Hoagland

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2014
A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, author of What Narcissism Means to Me

The Virtues of Poetry

James Longenbach

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2013

An illuminating look at the many forms of poetry’s essential excellence by James Longenbach, a writer with “an ear as subtle and assured as any American poet now writing”—John Koethe

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