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The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Steve Zeitlin


This is a book of encounters. Part memoir, part essay, and partly a guide to maximizing a capacity for fulfillment and expression, this book taps into the artistic side of what we often take for granted in everyday life: the stories we tell, the people we love, the metaphors used by scientists, even our sex lives. This book explores how poems serve us in daily life and how they are used in times of personal and national crisis. The text explores meaning and experience, covering topics ranging from poetry in the life cycle to the contemporary uses of ancient myths. The book introduces readers t ... More

Keywords: metaphors, scientists, ancient myths, life cycle, everyday life, sex, laughter, poetry, cave paintings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702358
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Zeitlin, author
City Lore