Learning to Write (And Read) Poetry by Studying With the Masters
NPR stories about Singing School
I recommend that readers and young writers alike pay attention to the career-crowning book Pinsky will bring out later this summer, called Singing School. This marvelous, new anthology, with brief essays and headnotes, is his personal account of how he learned to write (and read) poetry by studying with the masters of the form.
Within the groupings "Freedom," "Listening," "Form" and "Dreaming Things Up," Pinsky muses upon reading the poems from across the centuries — out of