A Martian Muse: Further Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry

A Martian Muse: Further Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472050970
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 03/18/2010
Series: Poets on Poetry Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert Philen 1

Poetics and Poetry

What We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry 11

How Do You Mean That? Some Thoughts on Meaning in Poems 20

Picture This: On the Concept of Poetic Imagery 26

On Difficulty in Poetry 33

Scattered Thoughts on Fracture 46

Defining “Post-Avant-Garde” Poetry 50

“Only in the Light of Lost Words Can We Imagine Our Rewards&rquo;: On John Ashbery's Some Trees 63

Brief Notes on Celan, Difficulty, and Meaning 71

Art and Society

A Few Words on Wilfred Owen 77

Adorno, Celan, and the Possibility of Poetry 81

Caliban to the Audience: The Tempest as Colonialist and Anti-Colonialist Text 86

Saving the Appearances 95

What Is Progressive Art? 103

Artistic Production

Marx, Labor, and the Artist 117

Some Issues in the Teaching of Creative Writing 122

Intention, Aspiration, Inspiration

On the Intentional Fallacy 139

Some Thoughts on the Long Poem 146

In a Major Key 163

Taking Dictation from a Martian Muse 167

Illness, Identity, and Poetry

Illness and Poetry: A Few Reflections 173

Who Can I Be Now? 179

Long Hard Road Out of Hell 182

?Tiene Dolor? 187

Heaven Is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens: On Tim Dlugos's “Tutandot” 190

What's in a Name 193

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