Mark Strand’s Poetry Handbook

Post date: Nov 15, 2012 2:21:14 AM

New to my Poems by Others page is “The New Poetry Handbook” by Mark Strand, complete with these inimitable lines:

If a man brags about his poems,

he shall be loved by fools.

And these:

If a man craves attention because of his poems,

he shall be like a jackass in moonlight.