How Poetry Works

April 8, 2021
How Poetry Works

In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts thatpoetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention shouldbe paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates hispoints with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes andlimericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar piecesfrom over the centuries. The book concludes with a MillenniumAnthology, a salute to the poetry of the past thousand years,including pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as wellas Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.