Parnassus: Twenty Years of Poetry in Review


A selection of the essays on contemporary poetry from the best poetics journal in the field.
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A selection of the essays on contemporary poetry from the best poetics journal in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472065776
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/1995
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 1.13 (d)

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Herbert Leibowitz

Herbert Leibowitz has been the editor of the literary magazine Parnassus since he helped found it in 1973. He lives in New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Walt Whitman an American 7
Vesuvius at Home: The Power of Emily Dickinson 20
Eiron Eyes (Louis Zukofsky) 45
Djuna Barnes at the Stake: An Imaginary Retort 64
High Adventures of Indeterminacy (Marjorie Perloff, Gertrude Stein, John Cage) 75
"The Threading of the Year" (Kenneth Rexroth) 108
The Virtues of the Alterable (Frank O'Hara) 130
The May King (Allen Ginsberg) 146
Adrienne Rich and Lesbian/Feminist Poetry 163
The Dandy at Play (John Ashbery) 183
Double Dutch (James Dickey) 191
Sibyls, Shards, and Other Semi-Precious Litter (Julia Budenz, Constance Hunting) 208
"Either I'm Nobody, or I'm a Nation" (Derek Walcott) 244
The Eye and The Ear 275
Brainstem Sonata: A Profile of the Comprehensive Muse 279
The Serinette Principle: The Lyric in Contemporary Poetry 311
Poetry in Translation: Literary Imperialism or, Defending the Musk Ox 333
Voice (Petrarch) 353
Giacomo Leopardi 360
A Winter Feast (Alexander Pushkin) 373
Headless, with Flares (Guillaume Apollinaire) 388
Atlas of Civilization (Zbigniew Herbert) 403
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