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A Poet’s Sourcebook: Writings about Poetry, from the Ancient World to the Present edited by Dawn Potter

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ISBN (paperback): 978-1932870770


About the Book
A collection of writings about poetry from both ancient and contemporary writers including Homer, Plato, Aristotle, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, Philip Levine, Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, and Rita Dove.

“This anthology is…one reader’s record of the long human need to make poetry. For no matter how distant in time those individuals have become, reading about that need, in both their own words and the words of others, keeps our relationship with them intimate and immediate.”

Dawn Potter


About the Author
Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost’s home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She works extensively as a visiting writer in the schools and as a freelance editor for literary and academic presses. Dawn is the author of two collections of poetry–Boy Land & Other Poems (Deerbrook Editions, 2004) and How the Crimes Happened (CavanKerry Press, 2010)–with a third, Same Old Story, due out from CavanKerry in 2014. She has also published a memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009), which won the 2010 Maine Literary Award in Nonfiction. In addition to writing, Dawn sings and plays fiddle with a local acoustic band. She lives in Harmony, Maine, with photographer Thomas Birtwistle and their two sons.