Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950 / Edition 1

Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950 / Edition 1

by Melissa Kwasny
     
 

The historical writings that helped shape our current understandings of poetry.See more details below

Overview

The historical writings that helped shape our current understandings of poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819566072
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
06/24/2004
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,329,408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

MELISSA KWASNY is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Nine Senses and Reading Novalis in Montana, as well as co-editor with M.L. Smoker of I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights.

Table of Contents

William Wordsworth – “Preface” to the second edition of Lyrical Ballads
Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Chapter 14, Biographia Literaria
“On Poesie and Art”
John Keats – Selected Letters
Percy Bysshe Shelley – “A Defense of Poetry”
Ralph Waldo Emerson – “The Poet”
Walt Whitman – “Preface” to the first edition of Leaves of Grass
Emily Dickinson – “Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Gerard Manley Hopkins – “Author’s Preface”
Charles Baudelaire – The Painter of Modern Life, Parts I-IV
Arthur Rimbaud – The “Voyant” Letter
Stéphan Mallarmé – “Crisis in Verse”
André Breton – Manifesto of Surrealism
Federico Garcia Lorca – “Theory and Function of the Duende”
Paul Valéry – “Poetry of Abstract Thought”
Aimé Césaire – “Poetry and Knowledge”
Ezra Pound – “A Retrospect”
T.S. Elliot – “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
Mina Loy – “Modern Poetry”
Langston Highes – “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”
Louis Zukofsky – “An Objective”
Gertrude Stein – “Poetry and Grammar”
Wallace Stevens – “The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words”
Marianne Moore – “Feeling and Precision”
William Carlos Williams – “Author’s Introduction,” The Wedge
Charles Olson – “Projective Verse”

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