The Art of Description: World into Word (Art of...) by Mark Doty

By Mark Doty

Nationwide ebook Award winner Mark Doty's first prose e-book at the craft of poetry—an finally relocating argument for the primacy of our senses.

"It seems like an easy factor, to assert what you see," Mark Doty starts. "But try and locate phrases for the colors of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings of hope stirring within the gaze of somebody taking a look correct into your eyes. . . . " How the author strikes notion to photograph and eventually to written notice is on the middle of any literary paintings. during this vibrant meditation in this crucial point of the writer's craft, Doty reveals shelter within the sensory event present in poems by means of Blake, Whitman, Bishop, and others. In transparent chapter-essays and a colourful abecedarian series, The paintings of Description is a useful e-book by means of one among America's so much respected writers and academics.

“Who can be extra well-known for his shiny accuracies than Mark Doty? whatever he writes concerning poetry is worthy a reader’s time and, with The paintings of Description, he’s taking part in on domestic floor. . . . based and instructive.”—The Literary Review

[A] gem . . . one other manifestation of Doty's skill to understand and translate good looks, and of his affection for words—and for phrases of their correct arrangement."—Poetry overseas

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