The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

Richard Hugo
Published in 2010
by W.W. Norton & Company

Poet and teacher Richard Hugo has brought together a series of lectures, essays, and reflections, all “directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems.” The book includes pieces on how poets make a living and how to write “off the subject.”


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