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Fussell: Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

Dear Creative Writers and Oberlin Bibliophiles,

At the end of this spring semester and school year, I list one final book offer on Oberlin Classifieds. I was just in the CRWR 230 course, Form and Flexibility, for which a required text was Paul Fussell's "Poetic Meter & Poetic Form." A lot of great learning material can be found here, and reading it really improves the writing and revision process. It may be required for future courses in the Department.

The thing is: Though its lesson are not outdated, the book itself was published in 1965. When I was looking to get it for the course, the Oberlin Bookstore listed it at a ridiculous price of $60-something; a new copy of it on Amazon currently is $92.39. I got a used version for $12--there were underlines throughout the text when I received it, but they emphasize the biggest points one can learn from this book and are a blessing in disguise. I offer to sell it at $10, but can negotiate price if necessary.

I swear on the Writers' Honor Code (if one exists) that this can be an invaluable asset to have whilst at Oberlin College, especially as part of the Creative Writing Department.

Happy End of the Semester! I wish you all the best of luck on finals.