The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems. Read more Read less. Shop now. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page.
ISBN 13: 9780393088397
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Enhance your purchase. Read more Read less. Richard Hugo was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. No customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we do not use a simple average.
Writing Style In Richard Hugo's The Triggering Town
In the course of the book Hugo shares with his readers some of his own personal writing techniques as well as some of the basic fundamentals of writing. Hugo also writes about Thomas Reothke, the poetry teacher who most influenced both his writing and teaching. The point Hugo hopes to convey to his readers most strongly is that he cannot teach any student to write. The only way to learn to write, Hugo stresses in his book, is for students to practice writing and develop their own personal technique. Hugo starts his book by teaching students not to feel bound by their subject.