Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics / Edition 1

Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics / Edition 1

by Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1557287929

ISBN-13: 9781557287922

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press


From Sappho to Heaney, a stimulating anthology of poets on poetry

Compiled by three noted poets, this is an eclectic, stimulating, and informed selection of poets' remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics. The 102 selections from nearly as many poets reach back to the Greeks and Romans, then draw on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sidney,

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From Sappho to Heaney, a stimulating anthology of poets on poetry

Compiled by three noted poets, this is an eclectic, stimulating, and informed selection of poets' remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics. The 102 selections from nearly as many poets reach back to the Greeks and Romans, then draw on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Milton, on to Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, and Poe, then Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Rilke, and Pound, concluding with many of our contemporaries, including Hall, Clifton, Mackey, Kunitz, and Rukeyser.

The book is divided into three sections. "Musing" concerns issues of
inspiration, "Making," issues of craft, from diction to meter to persona and
voice, and "Mapping," the role of poetry and the poet.  Headnotes at the
beginning of each selection provide background information about the poet
and commentary on the significance of the selection. There is also a useful
appendix with a listing of essays arranged according to more specific
topics. As the poets write in their introduction: "This book was intended to
deepen readers' understanding of age-old poetic ideas while at the same time
pointing out new directions for thinking about poetry, juxtaposing the
familiar and the strange, reconfiguring old boundaries, and shaking up
stereotypes."

Deborah Brown is a professor of English at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester and author of News from the Grate. Annie Finch is director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, and the author of a number of books, including The Body of Poetry, Calendars, Eve, and A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women. Maxine Kumin is one of America's most distinguished poets. Among her many awards are a Pulitzer Prize and a Ruth E. Lilly Poetry Prize. She is the author of many poetry collections, including Connecting the Dots, Up Country: Poems of New England, and Jack and Other New Poems. She lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557287922
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
976,290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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