On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose - Theodore Roethke, Carolyn Kizer

Poet Theodore Roethke's prose is engaging, humorous, self-deprecating, and no-bullshit. I love the bits from his notebooks in particular: he's supremely quotable. His insights on poetry are useful for a poet at any stage of his/her development, and for teachers and lovers of poetry in general. A few of the pieces do tend toward rants, and he is occasionally sexist, which rankles, but his generous love of poetry is enough for me to pass those passages and concerns by and accept what he has to offer.