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by William Heyen

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: William Heyen
ISBN: 188023856X
ISBN13: 978-1880238561
Language: English
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.; 1 edition (January 1, 1997)
Pages: 175
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Pig Notes & Dumb Music book. William Heyen's prose and poetry collection, Pig Notes & Dumb Music, explores the central questions that all creative writers need to engage as they write themselves.

Pig Notes & Dumb Music book. Drawing from, parables stories, vignettes, and poems, Heyen helps free us toward the inexhaustible sources of our imaginations.

EAN/UPC/ISBN Code 9781880238561. Book literary fiction. At My Ease (American Poets Continuum Series) EAN 9781880238547. William Heyen was the first poet in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace on Long Island. The Night Path (American Poets Continuum) EAN 9781880238493 70. 0 руб.

William Heyen's prose and poetry collection, Pig Notes & Dumb Music, explores the central questions that .

William Heyen's prose and poetry collection, Pig Notes & Dumb Music, explores the central questions that all creative writers need to engage as they write themselves.

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Poetry Literary Criticism Books. Pig Notes & Dumb Music : Prose on Poetry.

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers & Technology Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Radio Programs. Pig notes & dumb music. Librivox Free Audiobook. Spirituality & Religion Podcasts.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Suffolk County. He received a BA from the State University of New York at Brockport and earned a doctorate in English from Ohio University in 1967. He taught American literature and creative writing at SUNY–Brockport for over 30 years before retiring in 2000.

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Courtesy Modern American Poetry. Pig Notes and Dumb Music: Prose on poetry. He also briefly served as director of the Brockport Writers Forum, a series of readings by and video interviews with numerous American and international authors.

It includes his poetry and what he considered his complete prose. Complete Prose Works (1892) Specimen Days Collect Notes Left Over Pieces in Early Youth November Boughs Good-Bye My Fancy. Walt Whitman: Poetry & Prose is kept in print by a gift from Fiona and Eric Rudin to the Guardians of American Letters Fund, made in memory of Jane Wilde Howe.

William Heyen was the first poet in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace on Long Island.
Comments to eBook Pig Notes Dumb Music: Prose on Poetry (American Readers Series)
ℓo√ﻉ
Pig Notes is a collection of short prose pieces with subjects that range from poetry to diamond cutting. Heyen uses the form to work out some of his favorite concerns-- poetic necessity, unity, the modern poem, environmental issues, and life in Brockport, NY.

My favorite essay was "Poverty". I liked the notion of words being used to order intuition. It seemed particularly appropriate to the book as a whole. I was less interested in the environmental writings-- while powerful, they seemed at odds with the unity of the rest of the book.

Recommended for readers familiar with the poetry of Heyen or interested in this style of writing. Think Robert Bly and Wendell Berry if you are trying to get a sense of where to place his work.

Disclaimer: Bill was a teacher of mine a long time ago, so I am not a completely unbiased reader. It was lovely to hear his diction again in these little pieces.
Yellow Judge
Pig Notes & Dumb Music is a delightful mix of wit, parable, lyricism, and environmental commentary, a must-read for any serious poet. Having said that I should follow the lead of another reviewer here and include a disclaimer: the author blurbed my second collection of poetry, Violet Transparent. I read Pig Notes & Dumb Music several months after the favor had been granted, however. So, blurb secured, I have no further gains to make by endorsing this book. I just happen to love it. Of course I don't love all pieces equally, but there are so many gems here I felt compelled to give the book the nudge that it deserves. "The Wool" for example, (one of several poems interspersed throughout) is one of the loveliest, understated poems I've read. But pieces like this are juxtaposed with Heyen's sly smirks, i.e. from Notes on the Moon: "Dip your pen or paintbrush into the moon in the river, & write &/or paint like crazy, why not, but do not dip your cup into it & drink unless you boil this moonwater first, O sentimentalist."
What Heyen has, more than most poets I've read, is range. And that's why, unlike one other reviewer here, I think the environmental pieces do have a place in this collection. They illustrate the breadth of one man's preoccupations & concerns. "At the Gate" is a wake-up call addressing a fundamental and frightening question: "What should poets write about, given the possible extinction of the human race in the next 100 years?" Pig Notes & Dumb Music is worth buying for this essay alone.
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