Poets of the New Generation

Author: Karen McCarthy Woolf

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books

ISBN: 9781780373829

Category: English poetry

Page: 160

View: 3416

Presents the work of ten exciting British poets from diverse backgrounds. It is the third anthology from The Complete Works poetry mentoring scheme, a British program supporting exceptional black and Asian poets founded by the writer Bernardine Evaristo in 2007. Already making a big impact on the British poetry scene, poets from the series have included Sarah Howe, the 2016 winner of both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; Mona Arshi, winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2016; and Warsan Shire, who collaborated with Beyonce on her visual album, Lemonade in 2016, which featured many of Shire's poems. This latest anthology in the Ten series will not disappoint readers hoping to discover more exceptional talent. It includes poets with even more diverse backgrounds ranging from Somalia and Nigeria through to Jamaica and Macau, and features the first poet from Latin America. The poets included are: Raymond Antrobus, Omikemi Natacha Bryan, Leonardo Boix, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Will Harris, Ian Humphreys, Jennifer Lee Tsai, Momtaza Mehri, Yomi Sode, and Degna Stone.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

Author: Michael Higgins,Clarissa Smith,John Storey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521864976

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 4858

A lively and informative set of perspectives on the key themes that shape modern Britain.

Dante's Style in His Lyric Poetry

Author: Patrick Boyde

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521079187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

View: 2852

A very close and clear description of Dante's style in those lyric poems, which can be dated with reasonable confidence. Dr Boyde explains the nature and objective of his analyses in the substantial introduction which does not assume any previous knowledge of the poems or of modern stylistic theory. He has three principal aims: first, to relate the style of the poems to medieval rhetorical teaching; secondly, to assess the degree of Dante's stylistic originality by comparison with the style of earlier medieval authors; and thirdly, to provide an accurate detailed description of the many developments in Dante's style over a period of twenty years. Close attention is paid throughout to the frequency and distribution of the features described, and there is abundant quotation of examples. The book will have a considerable theoretical interest to all those concerned with the analysis of the style of literature from the past.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Fourth Edition

Author: Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul Rouzer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1680

View: 6017

Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition--the first new edition in almost twenty years--reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment--including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies--than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Author: Roland Greene,Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul F. Rouzer,Harris Feinsod,David Marno,Alexandra Slessarev

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

View: 2131

Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.

Selected Poetry

Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson,Alfred Lord Tennyson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415077248

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

View: 1619

Norman Page's selection represents Tennyson's work in many poetic forms over more than sixty years. The poems have been chosen to exemplify Tennyson's dual role as public and private poet - as spokesman for the anxieties of his age, and as an introspective, sometimes neurotic individual. The substantial introduction, explanatory notes and bibliographical information make this collection an essential study tool for students.

Tennyson: Selected Poetry

Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134967128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 9569

Represents Tennyson's work in many poetic forms over more than sixty years. The collection includes a substantial introduction, explanatory notes and bibliographical information.

Breaking Boundaries

A New Generation of Poets in the GDR

Author: Karen J. Leeder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198159100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

View: 8949

This book examines the controversial younger generation of poets who were `born into' the established socialist state of the GDR. It explores the ways in which these young poets have broken the literary and political boundaries which were imposed upon them, through an examination of their work, and assesses the durability of their radical project.

A New History of English Metre

Author: Martin J. Duffell

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 1905981910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 8624

In the hundred years since the last major history of English metre was published dramatic changes have occurred in both the way that poets versify in English and the way that scholars analyse verse. 'Free' verse is now firmly established alongside regular metre, and linguistics, statistics, and cognitive theory have contributed to the analysis of both. This new study covers the history of English metre up to the twenty-first century and compares a variety of modern theories to explain it. The result is a concise and up-to-date guide to metre for all students and teachers of English poetry.

The Legacy of Rome

A New Appraisal

Author: Richard Jenkyns,Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198219170

Category: Drama

Page: 479

View: 4559

The achievements of the Roman world have profoundly affected European and world civilization. The original Legacy of Rome, edited by Cyril Bailey, was published in 1923 and has been widely read and enjoyed. Nearly seventy years on, this new edition, illustrated with 24 pages of plates, offersan entirely fresh assessment of the influence of ancient Rome on the literature, art, culture, thought, and governance of later times. Fourteen contributors from a variety of disciplines each bring their individual knowledge and experience to the subjects discussed. Classical scholars consider the influence of Virgil, Horace, Ovid, pastoral, satire, and rhetoric. Historians assess Rome's impact through the ages, and textualtransmission. Art, architecture, law, drama, and language are also individually discussed. The varied approach and content of this new appraisal bear witness to the richness of the civilization which forms such a large part of our heritage today.


The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191355X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2917

A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig, he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death, Gig is about the dream and reality of what you are, and what you might have been.

Black Africa

Literature and Language

Author: V. Klima,K.F. Ruzicka,P. Zima

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401017611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 2000

In October 1972, our Czech-written book Literatury eerne Afriky (Literatures of Black Mrica) was published in Prague, presenting a survey of an extensive field. The publication, which was signed at that time by all three authors, differed from most contemporary introductions to the study of Mrican literatures in a threefold way: a) The authors attempted to cover various literacy and literary efforts in the area roughly delimited by Senegal in the west, Kenya in the east, Lake Chad in the north and the Cape in the south. We were well aware-even at that time-that neither technically nor linguistically would it be possible to cover all literary efforts within that area. We did try, however, to include in our survey both the literacies and literatures written in the Indo-European linguae francae (English, French, Portuguese) and in at least several of the major African languages of the area. We did not attempt an exhaustive description, but wished, rather, to show the mutual relationships which emerge, if the literatures of thii\ area, written either in the major linguae francae or in the African languages, are studied not as isolated phenomena, but as mutually complementary features. b) As two of us were linguists and one was a literary historian, we did not limit our analysis of the developing literacies and literatures to the purely cultural and literary aspects. Our intention waR to deal-whcre and if it was relevant-not only with the process of African literary development, but also with the simultaneous, complementar.

The Spiritual Aspects of the New Poetry

Author: Amos N. Wilder

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625646402

Category: Poetry

Page: 286

View: 8985

The republication of this book resurrects a landmark volume hailed when published as "the first major effort to assess modern poetry from the point of view of its contributions to the spiritual life of our times." Resting on the assumption that poetry offers "a mirror in which the world can know itself and in which it can read its deepest dilemmas and its deepest omens," Wilder explores the work of W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Conrad Aiken, Archibald MacLeish, Hart Crane, W. H. Auden, Kenneth Patchen, and Robinson Jeffers, among others. Wilder investigates the ethical and religious attitudes behind these works, the sources behind them, and their importance for religious and spiritual life in the modern era. The author also discusses the work of leading critics and provides a guide and bibliography to the sources of modernism's roots in America and abroad, as well as biographical sketches of the poets and critics discussed.

Reading the Middle Generation Anew

Culture, Community, and Form in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Eric Haralson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587296675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 3335

Ten original essays by advanced scholars and well-published poets address the middle generation of American poets, including the familiar---Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, and John Berryman---and various important contemporaries: Delmore Schwartz, Theodore Roethke, Robert Hayden, and Lorine Niedecker. This was a famously troubled cohort of writers, for reasons both personal and cultural, and collectively their poems give us powerful, moving insights into American social life in the transforming decades of the 1940s through the 1960s. In addition to having worked during the broad middle of the last century, these poets constitute the center of twentieth-century American poetry in the larger sense, refuting invidious connotations of “middle” as coming after the great moderns and being superseded by a proliferating postmodern experimentation. This middle generation mediates the so-called American century and its prodigious body of poetry, even as it complicates historical and aesthetic categorizations.Taking diverse formal and thematic angles on these poets---biographical-historical, deconstructionist, and more formalist accounts---this book re-examines their between-ness and ambivalence: their various positionings and repositionings in aesthetic, political, and personal matters. The essays study the interplay between these writers and such shifting formations as religious discourse, consumerism, militarism and war, the ideology of America as “nature's nation,” and U.S. race relations and ethnic conflicts. Reading the Middle Generation Anew also shows the legacy of the middle generation, the ways in which their lives and writings continue to be a shaping force in American poetry. This fresh and invigorating collection will be of great interest to literary scholars and poets.

Poetry and Displacement

Author: Stan Smith

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846311160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 4448

The last hundred years have been an era of unprecedented displacements: the accelerated drift of rural populations to the metropolis, the spread of these cities into successive empires, and the resulting diasporas that have forged the modern United States and any number of smaller nations. These processes have fostered a poetry of exile and expatriation intimately bound up with the experience and culture of modernity. Poetry and Displacement is a thought-provoking and challenging examination of globalized displacement in the work of some of our most critically-acclaimed poets, including Christopher Middleton, Philip Larkin, and Derek Walcott.

The Development of the Sonnet

An Introduction

Author: Michael R. G. Spiller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134882882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3240

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conversations with Stanley Kunitz

Author: Stanley Kunitz,Kent P. Ljungquist

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617038709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9768

"He again tops the crowd--he surpasses himself, the old iron brought to the white heat of simplicity." That's what Robert Lowell said of the poetry of Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) and his evolving artistry. The interviews and conversations contained in this volume derive from four decades of Kunitz's distinguished career. They touch on aesthetic motifs in his poetry, the roots of his work, his friendships in the sister arts of painting and sculpture, his interactions with Lowell and Theodore Roethke, and his comments on a host of poets: John Keats, Walt Whitman, Randall Jarrell, Wallace Stevens, and Anna Akhmatova. Kunitz emerged from a mid-sized industrial town in central Massachusetts, surviving family tragedy and a sense of personal isolation and loneliness, to become an eloquent spokesman for poetry and for the power of the human imagination. Kunitz has commented, "If we want to know what it felt like to be alive at any given moment in the long odyssey of the race, it is to poetry we must turn." His own odyssey from "metaphysical loneliness" to a sense of community with fellow writers and artists--by building institutions like Poets House and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts--is ever present in these interviews.

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

Author: Nigel Alderman,C. D. Blanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118836014

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 5075

This volume introduces students to the most important figures,movements and trends in post-war British and Irish poetry. An historical overview and critical introduction to the poetrypublished in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century Introduces students to figures including Philip Larkin, TedHughes, Seamus Heaney, and Andrew Motion Takes an integrative approach, emphasizing the complexnegotiations between the British and Irish poetic traditions, andpulling together competing tendencies and positions Written by critics from Britain, Ireland, and the UnitedStates Includes suggestions for further reading and a chronology,detailing the most important writers, volumes and events

Karl Krolow and the Poetics of Amnesia in Postwar Germany

Author: Neil H. Donahue

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571132512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

View: 8022

New view of the prominent German poet, with new research on his activities during the Nazi period and his pre-1945 poetry.

In Praise of the Impure

Poetry and the Ethical Imagination : Essays, 1980-1991

Author: Alan Shapiro

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810150287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 4822

Alan Shapiro is not only a much-lauded poet but also one of America's most intelligent and clearheaded thinkers about poetry. In Praise of the Impure collects his passionate, rigorously argued essays on the situation of poetry in American culture today.