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Real Sofistikashun: 10/28/09
Real Sofistkashun by Tony Hoagland is a collection of essays on how to read and write poetry. It's broken up by technique and each essay contains numerous examples.
Avid readers or writers of poetry will get the most out of the book. Hoagland expects readers to have read the same poets he has and he makes no effort to introduce the poets, their poems or the concepts they illustrate. You will either get his point or you won't.
Since I'm not an avid reader or writer of poetry, I didn't get much out of the book. I had hoped I would but I didn't make it past the fourth essay.