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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Preview — Fooling with Words by Bill Moyers. Moyers wrote this while attending a poetry festival. I loved this book because I really enjoy poetry.

Return to Book Page. Aug 12, John Fooping rated it it was ok Shelves: One common theme I found not surprising, how many examples of how poetry saved their lives.

While I didn’t connect with all the poems included, I loved that each poet talked about the meaning of their poems, why they chose to become poets, what inspires them, and their approach to the craft. Books by Bill Moyers. What poets say about poetry in general is super interesting. A fabulous book where Moyers interviews several poets who are at the Dodge Festival and speaks with them about their craft. Mar 23, Stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: I was overly annoyed, however, when one subject goes on and on about the way the word “Gloria” is sung in the Hallelujah Chorus and how meaningful it is blah blah blah.

I would love to read ten volumes of this! I wish that Moyers had interviewed a hundred more poets so that I could continue enjoying this book for a long time to come. Bill Moyers is a top-notch journalist who demonstrates a love for people and a passion for democracy. Jan 27, Dianne Merridith rated it really liked it. But what I am most grateful for is getting to know Robert Pinsky. Nobody knows why they like to go there, they just feel good drinking her tea.


Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers

Reading poetry spoke to me, I felt the words. There are just enough poems included to give it all context. A collection of interviews of poets at the Dodge poetry festival. He has won numerous awards and ho Foooing Don “Bill” Moyers is an American journalist and public commentator.

Here he introduces us to several contemporary poets recognized for their craft and reveals the stories behind their words.

Two phrases that caught my eye: I realize these are interview transcriptions but a footnote would have done a lot to ease my irritation. Trivia About Fooling with Word Refresh and try again. Jun 17, Brandon rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Of This has been on my shelf for years, and I’m very glad that, on a recent sleepless night, I reached for it. Usually questions to do with a specific poem. Intermingled in the folksy conversations are the poets’ works. Apr 20, Richard rated it really liked it.

Sep 26, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a collection of interviews of poets conducted by television journalist Bill Moyers at the Dodge Poetry Festival. Moyers interviews poets who talk about their work and life. I love anything Bill Moyers does with regard to poetry. He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees. I loved this book.

I enjoyed the poetry. Lists with This Book. To say this is now a favorite book of mine is an understatement. A fabulous collection of interviews with some of the best contemporary poets.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These book really brings you there as an audience member of Dodge and I would highly recommend it. I am about halfway through “The Language of Life. Sure, I can put a wwords of words on a page in a poem-like shape, but only the true poets know how hard writing poetry is.

When I read good poetry I still feel it. More than one poet in the book compared the art to jazz, biol 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. Jul 14, Martha rated it really liked it. 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 wodrs of different voices and could be a very effective entree to those who may feel a bit intimidated by poetry.

As an anthology it’s a lovely fooljng 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 thingsmyoers Moyers’ introductory vignettes setting the scene nicely. And since I had already read Dante in the original, I ordered Pinsky’s “Dante” which he provided a new English translation for. Paperbackpages. Not sorry I read it, some of it was interesting, and if you want to read it, I wouldn’t discourage you.