Revised and updated, The Poetry Dictionary is the most comprehensive resource of poetry terms for any lover, teacher, or student of poetry. Author and poet John Drury gives clear, relevant definitions to the terms that all poets need to know and understand. In a friendly tone, with hundreds of classic and contemporary examples, Drury teaches concepts that will broaden and stimulate your creative process.
In this beautifully written book, Drury, an Anglican priest and theologian, looks at religious paintings through the ages and presents them in a fresh way--as works filled with passion, stories, and meaning. 100 illustrations, 70 in color.
Though he never published any of his English poems during his lifetime, George Herbert (1593–1633) is recognized as possibly the greatest religious poet in the language. Few English poets of his age still inspire such intense devotion today. In this richly perceptive biography, John Drury for the first time integrates Herbert’s poems fully into his life, enriching our understanding of both the poet’s mind and his work. As Drury writes in his preface, Herbert lived “a quiet life with a crisis in the middle of it.” Drury follows Herbert from his academic success as a young man, seemingly destined for a career at court, through his abandonment of those hopes, his devotion to the resto...
The former Fortune 100 marketing executive boldly dares readers to explore their inner selves, via his own autobiographical journey, through a unique blend of art and word. Through inspirational messages, handcrafted illustrations, photography, and digital art he takes readers on a journey of discovery that highlights the role that fears and beliefs play in people's lives. In the end, readers rediscover passion, inner contentment, and enjoy a more joyful and authentic life. Original.