"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr's a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointlessis a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." --Tom Perrotta

Award-winning New York Times Book Review poetry columnist David Orr delivers an engaging, amusing, and stimulating tour through the world of poetry. With echoes of Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer, Orr's Beautiful & Pointless offers a smart and funny approach to appreciating an art form that many find difficult to embrace.

  • ISBN13: 9780061673467
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00215
Publication DateMarch 13, 2012
Primary CategoryLiterary Criticism/Poetry
Publisher ImprintHarper Perennial

Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

David Orr

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