Lectures which were given to a student audience in Indiana here appear in book form, summarizing Robert P. Tristram's conception of poetry which is very much what he practices. Poetry, he believes, has little to do with aesthetics, with theory, but has much to do with life as it is lived. It is tangible, it uses an object language from everyday things, it traffics in the concrete. The lectures are direct, simple, and are profusely (and almost solely) illustrated from his own works and his own experience. If you like R.P.T.C., you may be interested in this.