Poetry and Voice

A Book of Essays

Author: Stephanie Norgate

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443846791

Category: Poetry

Page: 275

View: 9316

Poetry and Voice, with a foreword by Helen Dunmore, is a book of essays which fuses critical and creative treatments of poetic voice. Some contributors focus on critical explorations of voice in work by poets such as John Ashbery, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland, Carol Ann Duffy, Arun Kolatkar, Don McKay and Dragica Rajčić, and on the musical voices of the lyric tradition and of poetry itself. Vicki Feaver, Jane Griffiths, Philip Gross, Waqas Khwaja, Lesley Saunders and David Swann reflect on their own poetic processes of composition, and the development of the voices of childhood, old age, migration, landscape, bilinguality, and imprisonment. Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Tatjana Bijelić examine the nature of poetic voice in exile, the need for fresh voices after war and new spaces in which poetic voices can be heard. In this international collection, the contributors give rare and generous insights into inner poetic processes and external effects. They engage with artistic debates about developing, losing and appropriating voice in poetry and approach the question of what is ‘finding a voice’ in poetry from multiple angles. The book will interest literary critics, poets, lecturers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students of literature, poetry and creative writing.
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A Sense of Regard

Essays on Poetry and Race

Author: Laura McCullough

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820347612

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 305

View: 9743

"McCullough has collected the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the confluence of poetry and race in our time: the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases. The book brings together essays by a range of writers and academics whose work varies in style from personal accounts and lyrical essays to challenging criticisms. McCullough believes this approach allows for more avenues and angles of exploration on this complex topic. She has also strived to be as inclusive as possible, to reach past the black/white perception of race and offer essays from numerous racial backgrounds. The anthology covers many issues that cross racial and ethnic borders and is divided into sections based on these issues: Americanism, the experience of unsilencing and crossing borders, interrogating whiteness, and language itself"--
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Coming After

Essays on Poetry

Author: Alice Notley

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472068598

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 182

View: 8381

Alice Notley explores the work of second-generation New York School poets & their allies, including Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman & Joanne Kyger, who are notorious for their refusal to criticise & theorise, assuming the stance that 'only the poems matter'.
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The Poet's Voice

Essays on Poetics and Greek Literature

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521395700

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 1718

A study of ancient Greek poetry analysing the question: what is a poet?
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Voices of Israel

Essays on and Interviews with Yehuda Amichai, A. B. Yehoshua, T. Carmi, Aharon Appelfeld, and Amos Oz

Author: Joseph Cohen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791499391

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 713

Cohen takes an in-depth critical look at three novelists and two poets who stand at the forefront of contemporary Israeli literature, and whose works have been widely read, studied, and admired in the Western world. The critiques examine all English translations of these Israeli writers’ major works from the beginning of their careers up to the present. Cohen demonstrates the vitality and virtuosity of the so-called New Wave Israeli writers whose sources and influences are as ancient as the stories of the Hebrew Bible and as modern as the interiorization of reality found in Proust, Faulkner, Woolf, and Joyce; and the literary adaptation of relativity found in Borges, Lowry, and Durrell.
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The Other Voice

Essays on Modern Poetry

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 4620

Seven essays by the 1990 Nobel laureate discuss how poetry is the expresssion of an era and imagine how poetry will be reinvented and transformed to depict future generations
Posted in Literary Criticism

Concert of Voices

An Anthology of World Writing in English

Author: Victor J. Ramraj

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551110257

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 528

View: 4160

Concert of Voices combines poetry, fiction, drama, and essays in a wide-ranging anthology of world literature in English. The collection includes a number of established writers who despite their great reputations, have often been perceived as standing apart from the main currents of English literature (and have rarely found their way into English Department reading lists). Most selections, though, are by a remarkable range of much less established authors. In addition to the selections, the editor has provided a general introduction and a brief biographical note on each author. "The intention in Concert of Voices is both to provide an alternative text to anthologies of traditional and established writings (in which the new writings in English invariably are displaced and marginalized) and to complement these anthologies. In this regard, the word 'other'—which points up apartness and division—was found wanting and dropped from the provisional main title. Its omission draws attention to a concept (and conviction) operative in the construction of the anthology: despite historical and cultural specificities (the focus of cross-cultural and multicultural studies), commonalities and affinities exist among these writings and between writing on both sides of the hegemonic divide. The anthology, then, is not intended simply as an offering of sociological or anthropological insights into these 'different' peoples. The pieces in Concert of Voices also demonstrate that imaginative writings can evolve from a cocoon of particularities into what can be called—modifying a catch-phrase of certain other disciplines—Literature Without Borders." - from the introduction
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Poetry and Poets

Essays

Author: Amy Lowell

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819602749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 2374

Posted in Literary Criticism

Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Author: Angela Leighton

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846314844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 9490

Voyages over Voices is the first book-length critical exploration of the work of internationally acclaimed American-British poet Anne Stevenson, who has long been regarded as one of the most important contemporary poets on either side of the Atlantic. Bringing together a distinguished list of contributors—including Jay Parini, Carol Rumens, Tim Kendall, and John Lucas—Angela Leighton provides an invaluable contribution to understanding Stevenson's large body of work. "Anne Stevenson is as big and as great a poet as Plath or Bishop. . . . Leighton's richly rewarding collection makes a significant and invaluable contribution to our knowledge of her work."—Andrew McNeillie, University of Exeter
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In Search of a Voice

Poetic Modes of Elizabeth Bishop and Adrienne Rich

Author: Madhurita Choudhary

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176256490

Category: Sex in literature

Page: 180

View: 7239

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The Art of Poetry

How to Read a Poem

Author: Shira Wolosky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 2280

In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen engaging, beautifully written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans will be moved and enlightened as Wolosky interprets work by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis. In contrast to many existing guides, which focus on selected formal aspects like metrics or present definitions and examples in a handbook format, The Art of Poetry covers the full landscape of poetry's subtle art while showing readers how to comprehend a poetic text in all its dimensions. Other special features include Wolosky's consideration of historical background for the developments she discusses, and the way her book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the core of the lyric tradition in English. Lively, accessible, and original, The Art of Poetry will be a rich source of inspiration for students, general readers, and those who teach poetry.
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Voice of Many Waters

A Sacred Anthology for Today

Author: Kay Snodgrass

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664501112

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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"Voice of Many Waters" gives readers a collection of short devotional pieces--meditations, poems, photos, even a cartoon--assembled by the editor of "These Days". Well-known contributors include Frederick Buechner, John Purdy and Sara Juengst.
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Denise Levertov

A Poet's Life

Author: Dana Greene

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252094212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 4836

Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) "the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, . . . and the most moving." Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books of essays, and several translations, Levertov became a lauded and honored poet. Born in England, she published her first book of poems at age twenty-three, but it was not until she married and came to the United States in 1948 that she found her poetic voice, helped by the likes of William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creeley. Shortly before her death in 1997, the woman who claimed no country as home was nominated to be America's poet laureate. Levertov was the quintessential romantic. She wanted to live vividly, intensely, passionately, and on a grand scale. She wanted the persistence of Cézanne and the depth and generosity of Rilke. Once she acclimated herself to America, the dreamy lyric poetry of her early years gave way to the joy and wonder of ordinary life. By the late 1960s and early 1970s, however, her poems began to engage the issues of her times. Vehement and strident, her poetry of protest was both acclaimed and criticized. The end of both the Vietnam War and her marriage left her mentally fatigued and emotionally fragile, but gradually, over the span of a decade, she emerged with new energy. The crystalline and luminous poetry of her last years stands as final witness to a lifetime of searching for the mystery embedded in life itself. Through all the vagaries of life and art, her response was that of a "primary wonder." In this illuminating biography, Dana Greene examines Levertov's interviews, essays, and self-revelatory poetry to discern the conflict and torment she both endured and created in her attempts to deal with her own psyche, her relationships with family, friends, lovers, colleagues, and the times in which she lived. Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life is the first complete biography of Levertov, a woman who claimed she did not want a biography, insisting that it was her work that she hoped would endure. And yet she confessed that her poetry in its various forms--lyric, political, natural, and religious--derived from her life experience. Although a substantial body of criticism has established Levertov as a major poet of the later twentieth century, this volume represents the first attempt to set her poetry within the framework of her often tumultuous life.
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Black Southern Voices

An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, and Critical Essays

Author: John Oliver Killens,Jerry Washington Ward

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6709

A collection by Black Southern authors
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Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry

Author: Adrienne Rich

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393355144

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 8224

A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major intellectual voice of her generation. Essential Essays gathers twenty-five of her most renowned essays into one volume, demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice, her prophetic vision, and her revolutionary views on social justice. Rich’s essays unite the political, personal, and poetical like no other. Essential Essays is edited and includes an introduction by leading feminist scholar, literary critic, and poet Sandra M. Gilbert. Emphasizing Rich’s lifelong intellectual engagement, the essays selected here range from the 1960s to 2008. The volume contains one of Rich’s earliest essays,“When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision,” which discusses the need for female self-definition, along with excerpts from her ambitious, ground-breaking Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. As the New York Times wrote, Rich “brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse,” as evidenced in her 1980 essay, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence.” Also among these insightful and forward-thinking works are: “Split at the Root: An Essay on Jewish Identity”; excerpts from What Is Found There, about the need to reexamine the literary canon; “Why I Refused the National Medal for the Arts”; “Poetry and the Forgotten Future”; and other writings that profoundly shaped second-wave feminism, each balanced by Rich’s signature blend of research, theory, and self-reflection.
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Reading Poetry

An Anthology of Poems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Trade

ISBN: 9780676358827

Category: Criticism

Page: 456

View: 2542

A textbook anthology of poems by international authors both classic and contemporary, presented with commentary to develop the ability to read and analyze poetry perceptively.
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The American Voice Anthology of Poetry

Author: Frederick Smock

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813109565

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

View: 3722

The American Voice looks to find the vital edge of modern American writing. The journal, whose contributors come from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, often publishes work by writers denied access to mainstream journals. Writings from its pages have been regularly reprinted in prize annuals such as The Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry, and Best American Essays. This fifteenth anniversary anthology collects eighty poems from some of the most original and daring writers of our time. The anthology's contributors range from the world famous Jorge Luis Borges, Marge Piercy, May Swenson to the newly emerging Marie Sheppard Williams, Suzanne Gardinier, Robyn Selman and from the nationally read Wendell Berry, Reynolds Price, Barbara Kingsolver to the distinctly regional George Ella Lyon, Jane Gentry, James Still. This volume brings together some of the best selections from an award-winning journal, making clear why Small Press dubbed The American Voice one of the "most impressive journals in the country."
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The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry

Author: Robert DiYanni,Kraft Rompf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780070169449

Category: Poetry

Page: 1268

View: 4813

This is, perhaps, the widest ranging, most comprehensive poetry collection available, and it is useful for poetry courses at all levels. It contains an excellent introduction to reading poetry and understanding the elements, as well as sections on poems and paintings, poems and music, and poems from other languages. Sections on featured poets are integrated with the chronological anthology which gives students a perspective on the variety and range of a large group of poets. This multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-genre and multi-lingual collection gives students a view and instructors an opportunity to teach the universality of poetry. Includes a superb historical range of poetry, from its recorded beginnings to most contemporary.
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A Companion to Renaissance Poetry

Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

View: 2670

The most comprehensive collection of essays on Renaissance poetry on the market Covering the period 1520–1680, A Companion to Renaissance Poetry offers 46 essays which present an in-depth account of the context, production, and interpretation of early modern British poetry. It provides students with a deep appreciation for, and sensitivity toward, the ways in which poets of the period understood and fashioned a distinctly vernacular voice, while engaging them with some of the debates and departures that are currently animating the discipline. A Companion to Renaissance Poetry analyzes the historical, cultural, political, and religious background of the time, addressing issues such as education, translation, the Reformation, theorizations of poetry, and more. The book immerses readers in non-dramatic poetry from Wyatt to Milton, focusing on the key poetic genres–epic, lyric, complaint, elegy, epistle, pastoral, satire, and religious poetry. It also offers an inclusive account of the poetic production of the period by canonical and less canonical writers, female and male. Finally, it offers examples of current developments in the interpretation of Renaissance poetry, including economic, ecological, scientific, materialist, and formalist approaches. Covers a wide selection of authors and texts Features contributions from notable authors, scholars, and critics across the globe Offers a substantial section on recent and developing approaches to reading Renaissance poetry A Companion to Renaissance Poetry is an ideal resource for all students and scholars of the literature and culture of the Renaissance period.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines