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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Kinzie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1944 in Montgomery, Alabama

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Illinois Connection

Since 1979, Mary Kinxie has been head of the undergraduate creative writing program at Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Honored as a teacher and critic, Mary Kinzie has published several collections of critical essays as well as poetry. She has an MA from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and a PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University.Mary has published more than 150 poems in magazines and journals, and has written extensively on contemporary poets in reviews and essays.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A poet's guide to poetry
ISBN: 9780226923062. OCLC Number: 821560781

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In a Poet's Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie brings her decades of expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a comprehensive reference work for any writer wishing to better understand poetry. Detailing the formal concepts of poetry and methods of poetic analysis, she shows how the craft of writing can guide the art of reading programs. Using examples from the major traditions of lyric and meditative poetry in English from the medieval period to the present, Kinzie considers the sounds and rhythms of poetry along with the ideas and thoughts units within poems. Kinzie also shares her own successful classroom tactics that encourages readers to approach a poem as if it were provisional.

A poet's guide to poetry /
ISBN: 0226437396. OCLC Number: 38355335

University of Chicago Press,. .

Looks at examples of poetry ranging from medieval to modern, discusses style and mode, and provides exercises for beginning and advanced writers.

Autumn eros and other poems.
ISBN: 0679747346. OCLC Number: 232496370

Random House Us,. .

California sorrow :
ISBN: 030726680X. OCLC Number: 131069947

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

A collection of poems in which twentieth-century American poet Mary Kinzie reflects upon the natural world, the damages of time, and human memory.

California sorrow :
ISBN: 9780307494290. OCLC Number: 647022973

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

Drift :
ISBN: 0375709908. OCLC Number: 60572202

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Drift :
ISBN: 9780307522160. OCLC Number: 70769495

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

Summers of Vietnam and other poems /
ISBN: 0935296832. OCLC Number: 19127901

Sheep Meadow Press ;. .

The cure of poetry in an age of prose :
ISBN: 0226437353. OCLC Number: 27146143

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The threshold of the year :
ISBN: 0826203612. OCLC Number: 7925378

University of Missouri Press,. .