The Portable Poetry Workshop

The Portable Poetry Workshop

by Nigel McLoughlin

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ISBN-13: 9780230522305
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/25/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2090
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nigel McLoughlin is a poet whose work has been widely published over the last twenty years. His fifth collection, entitled Chora: New and Selected Poems,was published by Templar Poetry in 2009, and recordings of his work were selected for inclusion in The Poetry Archive. He is Professor of Creativity and Poetics at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- SECTION I: FORM AND STRUCTURE 1. Varieties of The Sonnet; Nigel McLoughlin.- 2. Terza Rima; Martin Figura.- 3. The Villanelle; Siobhan Campbell.- 4. The Ballad; Paul Hardwick.- 5. Sestinas; Barbara Smith.- 6. The Ode; Tony Williams.- 7. Modern Syllabics; Claire Crowther.- 8. Blank Verse; Ros Barber.- 9. Vers Libre/Free Verse; Todd Swift.- 10. The Prose Poem; Carrie Etter.- 11. Taking Form: Experimental and Avant Garde Forms; Robert Sheppard.- 12. Spatial Form; Mario Petrucci.- SECTION II: TROPE AND DEVICE 13. Prosody; J. T. Welsch.- 14. Rhyme; Angela Topping.- 15. Simile; Andrea Holland.- 16. Metaphor; Nigel McLoughlin.- 17. How to Make a Woman Disappear: Extended Metaphor in 'Waiting for Bluebeard'; Helen Ivory.- 18. Irony is for Losers; Kevin Higgins.- 19. Dramatic Monologue; Barbara Smith.- 20. Humour in Poetry; Todd Swift.- 21. Imagery; Ashley Lister.- 22. Persona; Angela France.- 23. Voice; Andrea Holland.- 24. The Singing Within; Ann Drysdale.- SECTION III: POETICS AND PRACTICE 25. Gerard Manley Hopkins: Sprung Rhythm, Inscape & Instress; Nigel McLoughlin.- 26. Towards a Reading of 'The Mountain' by Robert Frost; Siobhan Campbell.- 27. Amy Lowell: Common Sense Readings; Ashley Lister.- 28. Eliot and Pound: The Better Makers; Todd Swift.- 29. The Meaning of Meaning: William Empson; Claire Crowther.- 30. Gertrude Stein: Poetry & Grammar; J. T. Welsch.- 31. Charles Olson's Projective Verse: The Breath and the Line; Kate North.- 32. Frank O'Hara: Personism; Barbara Smith.- 33. William Carlos Williams: Music and Machines; Susan Millar DuMars.- 34. Maurice Scully and the Avant Garde; Paul Perry.- 35. When is a Riddle not a Riddle?; Helen Ivory.- 36. Muriel Rukeyser: The Social Role of Poetry; Claire Crowther.

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‘I love this book for its combination of practicality, context and readability. It is plain speaking, but it is also much more than that, it is thoroughly engaging!’ – Graeme Harper, Oakland University, USA

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