Richard Hugo Writing Styles in The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

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Perspective

Hugo is both a poet and a creative writing teacher. He studied writing under Roethke, a fellow poet who taught at the University of Washington. Hugo has published many poems, a few of which are included in "The Triggering Town." As a poet Hugo has both university and "real world" experience in life. He served in the armed forces in Italy during World War II and also worked at an aircraft factory for Boeing before becoming a writing teacher.

Hugo writes this book in order to share his writing experience and knowledge with other writers. He does not intend to teach students to write like himself, he simply hopes to help them find their own voices. He also hopes to help them past some of the initial problems and hardships associated with poetry writing. Although the book is probably aimed at the audience of college students, Hugo doesn't...

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