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How Poetry Works

How Poetry Works

  • Author: Phil Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928107
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates his points with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries. The book concludes with a Millennium Anthology, a salute to the poetry of the past thousand years, including pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

American Originality

American Originality

Essays on Poetry

  • Author: Louise Glück
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0374299552
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 208
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A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with the same probing, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, American Originality is Glück’s second book of essays—her first, Proofs and Theories, won the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. Glück’s moving and disabusing lyricism is on full display in this decisive new collection. From its opening pages, American Originality forces readers to consider contemporary poetry and its demigods in radical, unconsoling, and ultimately very productive ways. Determined to wrest ample, often contradictory meaning from our current literary discourse, Glück comprehends and destabilizes notions of “narcissism” and “genius” that are unique to the American literary climate. This includes erudite analyses of the poets who have interested her throughout her own career, such as Rilke, Pinsky, Chiasson, and Dobyns, and introductions to the first books of poets like Dana Levin, Peter Streckfus, Spencer Reece, and Richard Siken. Forceful, revealing, challenging, and instructive, American Originality is a seminal critical achievement.

A Little Book on Form

A Little Book on Form

An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry

  • Author: Robert Hass
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062332449
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 464
  • View: 2500
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An acute and deeply insightful book of essays exploring poetic form and the role of instinct and imagination within form—from former poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass. Robert Hass—former poet laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize—illuminates the formal impulses that underlie great poetry in this sophisticated, graceful, and accessible volume of essays drawn from a series of lectures he delivered at the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A Little Book on Form brilliantly synthesizes Hass’s formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic and reflects his profound education in the art of poetry. Starting with the exploration of a single line as the basic gesture of a poem, and moving into an examination of the essential expressive gestures that exist inside forms, Hass goes beyond approaching form as a set of traditional rules that precede composition, and instead offers penetrating insight into the true openness and instinctiveness of formal creation. A Little Book on Form is a rousing reexamination of our longest lasting mode of literature from one of our greatest living poets.

This is a Poem that Heals Fish

This is a Poem that Heals Fish

  • Author: Jean-Pierre Siméon,Olivier Tallec
  • Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
  • ISBN: 9781592700677
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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After his mother, hurrying to her tuba lesson, tells him that a poem will cure his pet fish's boredom, a little boy tries to find out what a poem is by asking friends, neighbors, and other members of his family.

The Sounds of Poetry

The Sounds of Poetry

A Brief Guide

  • Author: Robert Pinsky
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466878495
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 129
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The Poet Laureate's clear and entertaining account of how poetry works. "Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or bodily an art as dancing." As Poet Laureate, Pinsky is one of America's best spokesmen for poetry. In this fascinating book, he explains how poets use the "technology" of poetry--its sounds--to create works of art that are "performed" in us when we read them aloud. He devotes brief, informative chapters to accent and duration, syntax and line, like and unlike sounds, blank and free verse. He cites examples from the work of fifty different poets--from Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to W. C. Williams, Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, C. K. Williams, Louise Glück, and Frank Bidart. This ideal introductory volume belongs in the library of every poet and student of poetry.

What Poetry Brings to Business

What Poetry Brings to Business

  • Author: Clare Morgan,Kirsten Lange,Ted Buswick
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472050869
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
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What does poetry bring to business? According to Clare Morgan and her coauthors, it brings a complexity and flexibility of thinking, along with the ability to empathize and better understand the thoughts and feelings of others. Through her own experiences and many examples, Morgan demonstrates that the skills necessary to talk and think about poetry can be of significant benefit to leaders and strategists, to executives who are facing infinite complexity and who are armed with finite resources in a changing world. What Poetry Brings to Business presents ways in which reading and thinking about poetry offer businesspeople new strategies for reflection on their companies, their daily tasks, and their work environments. The goal is both to increase readers' knowledge of poems and how they convey meaning, and also to teach analytical and cognitive skills that will be beneficial in a business context. The unique combinations and connections made in this book will open new avenues of thinking about poetry and business alike. Clare Morgan is Director of Creative Writing in Oxford University's Continuing Education program. Kirsten Lange and Ted Buswick are employed by The Boston Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm, she as Managing Director of the Munich office, he as head of Oral History and Archiving. Buswick was an acquiring editor for Boston publisher Addison-Wesley and has taught high-school English.

Poetry

Poetry

  • Author: John Strachan
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688986
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this volume provides a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and metre, the typographic display of poems on the page and the language of poetry using practica

Poetry

Poetry

The Literary Agenda

  • Author: David Constantine
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191653756
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. In this fascinating addition to the Literary Agenda series, David Constantine argues that poetry matters. It matters for individuals and for the society they are members of. He asserts that poetry is not for the few but for the many, and belongs and can only thrive among them, speaks of and to their concerns. Poetry considers both the writing and the reading of poetry, which Constantine views as kindred activities. He examines what goes into the writing of a poem and considers what good there is in reading it. Constantine also considers translation, arguing that great benefit comes to the native language from dealings with the foreign; also, that all reading is a form of translation - of texts into the lives we lead. Altogether, Poetry is an attempt, with many quotations, to show how poetry works, what its responsibilities are, and how it may help us in our real circumstances now.

Volcano Boy

Volcano Boy

  • Author: Libby Hathorn
  • Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
  • ISBN: 0734416113
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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A powerful verse novel from one of Australia's favourite authors. Alone and grieving, Alexander feels ready to erupt. Can he find his way back to hope? 'A real volcano boy,' his mother had called him. Placed in the custody of his puritanical but well-meaning Uncle Frank, Alexander moves from Brisbane to volcano-circled Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. There the dark powers of the rumbling volcano call to him as irresistibly as the dark eyes of Alice, his newfound love. Alexander records his experiences in a moving, candid journal that surfaces many years after the volcano's fury has settled to ash. 'VOLCANO BOY is beautifully written, and Hathorn is a beautiful writer.' - LITERATURE CAFE Celebrating 25 years of Libby Hathorn, acclaimed author of the Australian young adult classic THUNDERWITH. 'Hathorn deftly injects a sense of wonderment into this intense, very real story. Readers cannot help but be swept up on the action and emotion.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THUNDERWITH

The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems

  • Author: Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062669451
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 384
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Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

Who Reads Poetry

Who Reads Poetry

50 Views from “Poetry” Magazine

  • Author: Fred Sasaki,Don Share
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022650493X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9088
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Who reads poetry? We know that poets do, but what about the rest of us? When and why do we turn to verse? Seeking the answer, Poetry magazine since 2005 has published a column called “The View From Here,” which has invited readers “from outside the world of poetry” to describe what has drawn them to poetry. Over the years, the incredibly diverse set of contributors have included philosophers, journalists, musicians, and artists, as well as doctors and soldiers, an iron-worker, an anthropologist, and an economist. This collection brings together fifty compelling pieces, which are in turns surprising, provocative, touching, and funny. In one essay, musician Neko Case calls poetry “a delicate, pretty lady with a candy exoskeleton on the outside of her crepe-paper dress.” In another, anthropologist Helen Fisher turns to poetry while researching the effects of love on the brain, “As other anthropologists have studied fossils, arrowheads, or pot shards to understand human thought, I studied poetry. . . . I wasn’t disappointed: everywhere poets have described the emotional fallout produced by the brain’s eruptions.” Even film critic Roger Ebert memorized the poetry of e. e. cummings, and the rapper Rhymefest attests here to the self-actualizing power of poems: “Words can create worlds, and I’ve discovered that poetry can not only be read but also lived out. My life is a poem.” Music critic Alex Ross tells us that he keeps a paperback of The Palm at the End of the Mind by Wallace Stevens on his desk next to other, more utilitarian books like a German dictionary, a King James Bible, and a Macintosh troubleshooting manual. Who Reads Poetry offers a truly unique and broad selection of perspectives and reflections, proving that poetry can be read by everyone. No matter what you’re seeking, you can find it within the lines of a poem.

Look Ma, "Hands" on Poetry

Look Ma,

  • Author: Adele Steiner
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598585045
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 204
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"Poetry workshops designed to help teachers and poets familiarize elementary through high students with a variety of creative and fun ways to encage their imaginations and write poetry"--[P.4] cover.

Language, Literature and Critical Practice

Language, Literature and Critical Practice

Ways of Analysing Text

  • Author: David Birch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134971354
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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Using a wide-ranging variety of texts the author reviews and evaluates a broad range of approaches to textual commentary, introducing the reader to the fundamental distinction between `actual' and `virtual' worlds in critical practice.

A Book of Luminous Things

A Book of Luminous Things

An International Anthology of Poetry

  • Author: Czesław Miłosz
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156005746
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 320
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A collection of the world's greatest poetry from the past two thousand years brings together five hundred works by more than two hundred poets, along with commentary by the editor

Shelley

Shelley

The Man and the Poet

  • Author: Arthur Clutton-Brock
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 294
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How to Read an Oral Poem

How to Read an Oral Poem

  • Author: John Miles Foley
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252070822
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Uses examples from Homer's Odyssey to contemporary urban America's slam poetry to explore the cultural contexts of this verbal artform, discussing the structure, principles, and social applications of the oral poem.

Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

  • Author: John Keats,Robert Gittings
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435150778
  • Category: English letters
  • Page: 301
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Poems and letters are chronologically arranged with accompanying notes and tips on essay writing and A-level exam skills

The Giant Book of Poetry

The Giant Book of Poetry

  • Author: William Roetzheim
  • Publisher: Level4Press Inc
  • ISBN: 9780976800125
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 748
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The Giant Book of Poetry is an illustrated anthology of over 575 poems, more than 750 pages and over 60 illustrations representing ancient, classical, modern, and contemporary time periods along with a good selection of English translations of world poets. Footnotes include notes on form, definitions for unusual words, and hints on interpretation. The book includes an introduction by the editor and an appendix covering poetry meter, as well as indexes by author, title, subject, source language, and first line. The publisher is also releasing an audio CD version of the book and the book includes an index pointing from each poem to the corresponding audio CD and track, and an index pointing from each audio CD and track to the corresponding poem location in the book.

Beyond Management

Beyond Management

  • Author: Ian Lennie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0857026445
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
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Ian Lennie's topical and practical text relates everyday management practice to contemporary management theories. This book discusses the impact of postmodern and constructionist thought on the traditional framework for understanding the behaviour of managers. By examining the importance of language, aesthetics, ethics and the individual psyche, this innovative book gives management students a new framework for understanding and applying management techniques in a complex environment. This book will give students a sense of the practical relevance of contemporary theory and will offer managers a radically different way of perceiving thier enterprise ad evaluating iots effectiveness.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Adrian Raymond
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435150792
  • Category: Sonnets, English
  • Page: 182
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Features the sonnets of Shakespeare, this is one of a series for A-Level students which contains both complete poems and extracts from longer works. There is a biographical and critical introduction, a commentary, and notes on the poems.