|About the Book|
Everyones Poetry Book A book that shows every poetry lover that modern poetry can be understandable Why should the lover of the beauty of language put up with unintelligibility in his own native tongue? Why should the reader of poetry face exile inMoreEveryones Poetry Book A book that shows every poetry lover that modern poetry can be understandable Why should the lover of the beauty of language put up with unintelligibility in his own native tongue? Why should the reader of poetry face exile in searching for the best words in their best order? In reading Richard Wolff, you will see that only the lover of language, someone on intimate terms with her impervious ways, can begin to know what the best words and the best order may be. ...John McCabe. Youll thus note that Richard Wolff prides himself on his clarity, concreteness, and adherence to the discipline of poetic structure...virtues much ignored in current literary circles. At their best moments, the results of the poems of this collection create impressions of a voice of startling spontaneity. In Richard Wolffs pages, Though we cannot always decipher why or how it happens, we rely on poetry to increase our knowledge of ourselves and to confirm us in the truth of our experience. ...there courses through these poems one primary passion that serves to bind together and direct all the others: the poets passion for Beauty. If therefore you can reach for only one book of modern poetry from your bookshelf, reach for Everyones Poetry Book. In it you will find reward and fulfillment. Mr. Wolff spent most of his adult working life serving our nation in federal publishing, managing four Department of Defense printing plants in a 14 state Midwestern area. He and his wife, Nancy, live in northeast Illinois in Lindenhurst, close to the Illinois/Wisconsin border and have 17 natural born children: 12 girls and 5 boys.