Twentieth-century American Poetics: Poets on the Art of Poetry

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This comprehensive chronological anthology includes 58 essays on poetry by 53 poets. Starting with James Weldon Johnson and Robert Frost, the book offers diverse and often conflicting accounts of the nature and function of poetry. The collection includes rarely anthologized essays by Jack Spicer, Rhina Espaillat, Anne Stevenson, and Ron Silliman, as well as work by some of the finest younger critics in America, including William Logan, Alice Fulton, and Christian Wiman. .


PrefaceIntroductionJames Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)from Preface to The Book of American Negro PoetryRobert Frost (1874-1963)The Sound of SenseThe Figure a Poem MakesAmy Lowell (1874-1925)Preface to Some Imagist Poets 1916Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)Composition as ExplanationWallace Stevens (1879-1955)The Noble Rider and the Sound of WordsWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963)A New MeasureThe Poem as a Field of ActionEzra Pound (1885-1972)A RetrospectHow to ReadRobinson Jeffers (1887-1962)Poetry, Gongorism, and a Thousand YearsMarianne Moore (1887-1972)Idiosyncrasy and TechniqueT.S. Eliot (1888-1965)Reflections on Vers LibreTradition and the Individual TalentLouise Bogan (1897-1970)The Springs of PoetryHart Crane (1899-1932)General Aims and TheoriesAllen Tate (1899-1979)Tension in PoetryYvor Winters (1900-1968)Foreword to The Testament of a StoneLangston Hughes (1902-1967)The Negro Artist and the Racial MountainLouis Zukofsky (1904-1978)An ObjectiveKenneth Rexroth (1905-1982)Disengagement: The Art of the Beat GenerationCharles Olson (1910-1970)Projective VerseJ.V. Cunningham (1911-1985)The Problem of FormRobert Hayden (1913-1980)Introduction to Kaleidoscope: Poems by American Negro PoetsMuriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)from The Life of PoetryRandall Jarrell (1914-1965)The Obscurity of the PoetWilliam Stafford (1914-1993)Some Arguments Against Good DictionGwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)The New BlackRobert Duncan (1919-1988)The Homosexual in SocietyDenise Levertov (1923-1997)Some Notes on Organic FormLouis Simpson (b. 1923)Reflections on Narrative PoetryDonald Justice (b. 1925)Meters and MemoryJack Spicer (1925-1965)On Spoken PoetryRobert Bly (b. 1926)A Wrong Turning in American Poetry Robert Creeley (b. 1926)To DefinePoems Are a ComplexFrank O'Hara (1926-1966)Personism: A ManifestoJohn Ashbery (b. 1927)The Invisible Avant-GardeW.S. Merwin (b. 1927)On Open FormDonald Hall (b. 1928)Poetry and AmbitionAdrienne Rich (b. 1929)"When We Dead Awaken": Writing as Re-VisionRhina Espaillat (b. 1932)Bilingual/BilingueAnne Stevenson (b. 1933)Writing as a WomanCharles Simic (b. 1938)Negative Capability and Its ChildrenJack Foley (b. 1940)"What about All This...": Speculations on Poetry and My Relation to ItRobert Pinsky (b. 1940)Responsibilities of the PoetLyn Hejinian (b. 1941)The Rejection of ClosureLouise Glück (b. 1944)Disruption, Hesitation, SilenceMary Kinzie (b. 1944) The Rhapsodic FallacyShirley Geok-lin Lim (b. 1944)The Scarlet Brewer and the Voice of the ColonizedRon Silliman (b. 1946)The Political Economy of PoetryTimothy Steele (b. 1948)Tradition and Revolution: The Modern Movement and Free VerseJulia Alvarez (b. 1950)So Much DependsDana Gioia (b. 1950)Can Poetry Matter?William Logan (b. 1950)Four of Five Motions Toward a PoeticsRita Dove (b. 1952) and Marilyn Nelson (b. 1946)"A Black Rainbow: Modern Afro-American Poetry"Alice Fulton (b. 1952)Of Formal, Free, and Fractal Verse: Singing the Body EclecticChristian Wiman (b. 1966)A Piece of Prose


Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Dana Gioia attended Stanford University and did graduate work at Harvard, where he studied with Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Fitzgerald. He left Harvard to attend Stanford Business School. For fifteen years he worked in New York for general Foods (eventually becoming a Vice President) while writing nights and weekends, In 1992 he became a full-time writer. Currently he lives in California. Gioia has published three books of poems, Daily Horoscope (1986), The Gods of Winter (1991), and Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award. He is also the author of Can Poetry Matter? (1992; reprinted 2002). He has edited a dozen anthologies of poetry and fiction. A prolific critic and reviewer, he is also a frequent commentator on American culture for BBC Radio. He recently completed Nosferatu (2001), an opera libretto for composer Alva Henderson.
EAN: 9780072414721
ISBN: 0072414723
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 544 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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