What Is A Poet?

What Is A Poet?

by Hank Lazer

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Overview

What Is A Poet? by Hank Lazer

This book discusses the extent of distrust and the extent of the misunderstandings that exist in the poetry world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817383350
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Series: Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hank Lazer is associate provost for academic affairs at The University of Alabama, and author of the e-chapbook First Portions and the collection Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays, 1996-2008.

Table of Contents

Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
THE SYMPOSIUM
The Character of the Poet Simpson Louis
What Modernism Offers the Contemporary Poet Altieri Charles
Keats and the Use of Poetry Vendler Helen
Lucent and Inescapable Rhythms: Metrical “Choice” and Historical Formation Perloff Marjorie
In Search of an Absolute Ignatow David
Horses with Wings Levertov Denise
Blood on the Cutting Room Floor Bernstein Charles
What is This Poet? Stern Gerald
Poetry as Symbolic Action Burke Kenneth
PANEL DISCUSSION
All nine participants, plus comoderators Hank Lazer and GregoryJay
ADDITIONAL ESSAYS
Poetry and Ambition Hall Donald
Critical Theory and Contemporary American Poetry Lazer Hank
Suggestions for Further Reading
Contributors
Permissions
Index

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