In this category:

    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    BOOKS
    BOOKS. The final chapter?
    - Book Lovers
    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    BOOKS
    BOOKS. The final chapter?
    - Book Stories
    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    POETRY ARCHIVE
    Archive S-T
    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    FICTION & NONFICTION ARCHIVE
    Archive S-T
    LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS - art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence
    Art & Literature News
    ULTIMATE LIBRARY - danse macabre, ex libris, grimm & co, fairy tales, art of reading, tales of mystery & imagination, sherlock holmes theatre, erotic poetry, ideal women
    The Art of Reading

New on FdM

  1. Winternachten festival van 17 tot en met 20 januari 2019 in Den Haag
  2. Tentoonstelling Maartje Korstanje: Unexpected Guests
  3. BODY MATTERS: Anam Cara – Dwelling Body (performance opera) in Venice (It)
  4. Nieuwe publicatie van: PARK – platform for visual arts
  5. Ton van Reen: Het diepste blauw (083). Een roman als feuilleton
  6. Wilfred Owen poetry: The End
  7. Hugo Ball: Der Henker
  8. Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey
  9. Gérard de Nerval: Pensée de Byron – Élégie
  10. Sibylla SCHWARZ: Ach, Amor, nimb dein schwäres Joch von mir

Or see the index

All categories

  1. AUDIO, CINEMA, RADIO & TV (102)
  2. DANCE (48)
  3. DICTIONARY OF IDEAS (151)
  4. EXHIBITION – art, art history, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ready-mades, video, performing arts, collages, gallery, etc. (1,306)
  5. FICTION & NON-FICTION – books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets (2,469)
  6. FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY – classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc. (3,575)
  7. LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS – art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence (1,320)
  8. MONTAIGNE (90)
  9. MUSEUM OF LOST CONCEPTS – invisible poetry, conceptual writing, spurensicherung (45)
  10. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – department of ravens & crows, birds of prey, riding a zebra (77)
  11. MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST (73)
  12. MUSIC (157)
  13. PRESS & PUBLISHING (65)
  14. REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS (79)
  15. STORY ARCHIVE – olv van de veestraat, reading room, tales for fellow citizens (16)
  16. STREET POETRY (32)
  17. THEATRE (158)
  18. TOMBEAU DE LA JEUNESSE – early death: writers, poets & artists who died young (225)
  19. ULTIMATE LIBRARY – danse macabre, ex libris, grimm & co, fairy tales, art of reading, tales of mystery & imagination, sherlock holmes theatre, erotic poetry, ideal women (153)
  20. WAR & PEACE (51)
  21. · (2)

Or see the index



  1. Subscribe to new material: RSS

We Begin in Gladness. How Poets Progress by Craig Morgan Teicher

“The staggering thing about a life’s work is it takes a lifetime to complete,” Craig Morgan Teicher writes in these luminous essays.

We Begin in Gladness considers how poets start out, how they learn to hear themselves, and how some offer us that rare, glittering thing: lasting work. Teicher traces the poetic development of the works of Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, Louise Glück, and Francine J. Harris, among others, to illuminate the paths they forged—by dramatic breakthroughs or by slow increments, and always by perseverance.

We Begin in Gladness is indispensable for readers curious about the artistic life and for writers wondering how they might light out—or even scale the peak of the mountain.

Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly and, as much as possible, without interruption, the voice of the mind, the voice that gathers, packs with meaning, and unpacks the language the poet knows.

It can take a long time to learn to let this voice speak without getting in its way. This slow learning, the growth of this habit of inner attentiveness, is poetic development, and it is the substance of the poet’s art. Of course, this growth is rarely steady, never linear, and is sometimes not actually growth but diminishment—that’s all part of the compelling story of a poet’s way forward. —from the Introduction

Craig Morgan Teicher is an acclaimed poet and critic. He is the author of We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress, and three books of poetry, including The Trembling Answers, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and he regularly writes reviews for Los Angeles Times, NPR, and the New York Times Book Review. He lives in New Jersey.

We Begin in Gladness.
How Poets Progress
by Craig Morgan Teicher
Publication Date 11/6/18
Format: Paperback
ISBN 978-1-55597-821-1
Subject: Literary Criticism
Pages 176
Graywolf Press
$16.00

# new books
more info: http://craigmorganteicher.com/
How Poets Progress
fleursdumal.nl magazine

More in: - Book Lovers, - Book Stories, Archive S-T, Archive S-T, Art & Literature News, The Art of Reading

Previous and Next Entry

« | »

Thank you for reading FLEURSDUMAL.NL - magazine for art & literature