As Easy As Lying: Essays on Poetry

Overview

If you were stranded on some far slope of Parnassus and could bring only one book to map the landscape, H.L. Hix’s As Easy As Lying would be a good choice. Accessible, erudite, and ebullient, these essays delve into the workings of the poetic mind and offer incisive assessments of contemporary American poets and poetics. Hix not only maps the landscape, he reshapes it.

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Overview

If you were stranded on some far slope of Parnassus and could bring only one book to map the landscape, H.L. Hix’s As Easy As Lying would be a good choice. Accessible, erudite, and ebullient, these essays delve into the workings of the poetic mind and offer incisive assessments of contemporary American poets and poetics. Hix not only maps the landscape, he reshapes it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971822832
  • Publisher: Etruscan Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

H. L. Hix teaches at the University of Wyoming. His previous books include Legible Heavens, God Bless, Shadows of Houses, Wild and Whirling Words, and As Easy as Lying. His Chromatic was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
First Books 1
Training for Poets 7
Covert Censorship 23
New Formalism among the Postmoderns 28
New Formalism at a Crossroads 36
Formal Experimentation and Poetic Discovery 50
On the (Ir)Regularity of Meter 57
Poetics 65
Abstraction's Command 75
Gently Omitting 85
Cold Baths 88
Toward a Prodigal Logic 115
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