The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing Characters

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Richard Hugo

Hugo is the writer of "The Triggering Town." He studied creative writing in college. Later Hugo went on to write poems and also to teach creative writing. Before he became a creative writing teacher, however, Hugo served in the armed forces during World War II. Several poems which Hugo shares in his book were written based on experiences he had during his time in the armed forces. At one point in the book Hugo writes about the time he returned to Italy after the war was over. Also, before beginning his teaching career, Hugo worked for Boeing at an airplane factory. Even during this time Hugo was writing poems about his experiences.

Hugo writes his book not so much because he wants to teach people to write in the way that he does, but more because he wants to teach students to develop their own style of...

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