Listener in the Snow: The Practice and Teaching of Poetry
By Mark Statman, Preface by Kenneth Koch 175 pp.
In Listener in the Snow, Mark Statman presents practical ideas and assignments to help students reach beyond what they’ve already been doing. His method involves what might be called the art of wondering. The assignments encourage students to think creatively about time, family, silence, loss, society, travel, and the nature of dreams. “Statman’s artful and wise essays guide those who choose the path of practicing poetry.”—Vanity Fair.