Everything you need to understand or teach The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo.
"The Triggering Town" is written by Richard Hugo with the intent of helping aspiring poets develop their own style of writing. 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. He writes that although a poet may feel inspired by a particular idea, they shouldn't feel as if they have to write about the...
The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including: