THE ANTHOLOGIST by Nicholson Baker

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Poetry is About Breath and Movement, Says Nicholson Baker In 'The Anthologist'
This should be required reading in literature courses because in this novel, which is something of an extended meditation about the nature of poetry, he dispatches the venerable conventions that have kept many of us from enjoying and understanding poetry written in English. I was afraid it would end too soon the moment I picked it up. And it did, 243 pages later. And now I miss this treasurable meditation.
Slate Magazine audio book club podcast review (audio - just click) 
Anthologist at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (audio)
Podcast of Baker at Phila. Free Library (Audio)

NPR OnPoint interview (audio - 1 hr). Hear Baker reading. (GOOD) 
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Publisher's Interview
YouTube video: Baker on his writing process
The New Yorker book group read this: page 1 and page 2 (read bottom to top)

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About Poetry: English Prosody and Literary Terms

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