WorldCat Identities

Pack, Robert 1929-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 324 publications in 1 language and 23,991 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Poetry  Quotations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed, Compiler
Classifications: PS614, 821.91082
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Most widely held works about Robert Pack
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New poets of England and America by Donald Hall( Book )

55 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Robert Frost observes in his introduction to New Poets of England and America, "All poets I have ever heard of struck their note long before forty ... The statistics are all in favor of their being as good and lyric as they will ever be ... The poets of this group, many of them my friends and already known to many of us, need live to write no better, need only wait to be better known for what they have written."--World Publishing Company
Wallace Stevens; an approach to his poetry and thought by Robert Pack( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers on writing by Robert Pack( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing.--From back cover
The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetry( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 231 poems of 72 Americans written since 1980
The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American essays( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touchstones : American poets on a favorite poem( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, "fifty-nine of America's best poets select their favorite verse by another writer and explore its influence on their own writing."--From back cover
The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American short stories( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 short stories by Ann Beattie, Raymond Carver, John Irving, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, John Updike, and others
Belief and uncertainty in the poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Pack( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Pack's lifelong delight in Robert Frost's intricate, beautiful, and profound poetry shines through in the essays in this book. He confronts such broad themes as mourning, inheritance, nature, and the imagination, bringing to bear historical, psychological, Darwinian, and close-textual-reading interpretive approaches. Chapter one sets Frost's work in the tradition of nature writing, from the Book of Genesis through modern American ecological works. Chapter two examines the profound influences of the Book of Job, Darwin, and evolutionary theory on Frost's thinking. There follow chapters that structurally and philosophically compare Wordsworth's "Michael" to Frost's "Wild Grapes," focusing on the themes in inheritance, grieving, and the potency of the imagination. The reader encounters Frost as teacher and preacher, Frost's idea of how beliefs are affirmed, the simultaneous representation of adult memory and immediate childhood sensation, and the underlying duality of place and nothingness, which forms the existential background for his "stay against confusion"--The consoling purpose of Frost's poetic art."--Jacket
Poems of doubt and belief; an anthology of modern religious poetry by Tom F Driver( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirming limits : essays on mortality, choice, and poetic form by Robert Pack( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems for a small planet : contemporary American nature poetry( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introspections : American poets on one of their own poems( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American identities : contemporary multicultural voices by Robert Pack( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary commentators have observed that postmodern America is less a melting pot than a buffet table. In American Identities people of diverse ethnic, religious, social, gender, and sexual backgrounds "refuse to merge but insist on a multiplicity of well-maintained identities," editors Robert Pack and Jay Parini explain
Home from the cemetery by Robert Pack( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking to my name : new and selected poems by Robert Pack( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing but light by Robert Pack( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories : classic, modern, contemporary by Marcus Klein( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long view : essays on the discipline of hope and poetic craft by Robert Pack( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Pack is an accomplished poet, a critic, and the director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. In this volume, he offers twenty essays on the craft of writing and the nature of lyric poetry. He pays homage to those master poets whose high achievements have inspired his own work, and he reflects on human mortality and the consolations that help us to survive--the related pleasures of poetry, laughter, and music. The first section of the book consists of three
Elk in winter by Robert Pack( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Pack is a narrative master blessed with a keen ear for everyday speech. In poems that recall Robert Frost's meditative regard of nature, Pack's newest collection, Elk in Winter, resolves universal questions in the particular, the personal, and the intimate. This rich and varied volume moves from comedy to elegy, from lyric to narrative, in which individual characters are revealed and rendered symbolic by the stories that enclose them. What finally unites the poems of Elk in Winter is Pack's desire to appeal to the ear as much as to the heart, and to discover and reveal the passionate mu
Still here, still now by Robert Pack( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Pack is one of America's most eminent nature poets; Still Here, Still Now is his nineteenth volume of verse. The first section of the book contains traditional lyrics that celebrate family ties and seek consolations for the passing of personal and evolutionary time. The poems in this group address a named or unnamed auditor in a voice of intimate engagement. Featuring the most narrative selections in the book, the second section consists of fable-like stories, rich with innuendo and implication"--
 
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Writers on writing
Alternative Names
Robert Pack American writer

Languages
English (193)

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The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetryThe Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American essaysTouchstones : American poets on a favorite poemBelief and uncertainty in the poetry of Robert FrostPoems for a small planet : contemporary American nature poetryIntrospections : American poets on one of their own poemsAmerican identities : contemporary multicultural voicesElk in winterStill here, still now