Introduction to Poetry
This is a book that every student of Poetry must have because of its richness and ample range of ideas covered.
What is Poetry? What is the use of Poetry in today’s world? What are its formations, and stylistic identity? What are its theories? Who are the major masters of the form?
These are the issues raised and answered in a clear, lucid and readily understandable language in this very comprehensive introductory book. Written largely to aid the teaching of poetry in universities and colleges, the book also covers issues and topics normally treated in the Post graduate programme of literary theory, criticism and poetics. The contributions of African and Nigerian Poets to the development and growth of African literature are well illustrated to meet the needs of the student of African and Nigerian students of literature. The book is written to promote the public understanding and appreciation of poetry as an art form.