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The education of a young poet / David Biespiel.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 BIES (Text) 39391006847709 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781619029934
  • ISBN: 1619029936
  • Physical Description: xii, 176 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, 2017.

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Elma -- Pedagogy of the oppressed -- Pretending not to pretend -- Old friends -- Against our will -- From the earth to the stars -- Nighthawks -- Drinks -- Texas roses -- Defeat -- Not that town -- Primal talk -- The dugout -- Something's happening out there -- The pale Vermont -- The suit.
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The Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel's moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. Exploring the original source of his creative impulse--a great-grandfather who traveled alone from Ukraine to America in 1910, eventually settling as a rag peddler in the tiny town of Elma, Iowa--through the generations that followed, Biespiel tracks his childhood in Texas and his university days in the northeast, led along by the "pattern and random bursts that make up a life."
Subject: Biespiel, David, 1964-
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography.
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Genre: Autobiographies.

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