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The Material of Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 143

The Material of Poetry

Poetry is philosophically interesting, writes Gerald L. Bruns, "when it is innovative not just in its practices, but, before everything else, in its poetics (that is, in its concepts or theories of itself)." In The Material of Poetry, Bruns considers the possibility that anything, under certain conditions, may be made to count as a poem. By spelling out such enabling conditions he gives us an engaging overview of some of the kinds of contemporary poetry that challenge our notions of what language is: sound poetry, visual or concrete poetry, and "found" poetry. Poetry's sense and meaning can hide in the spaces in which it is written and read, says Bruns, and so he urges us to become anthropol...

Growing Up with Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Growing Up with Poetry

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Heinemann

An anthology designed for the enjoyment and instruction of students from junior-secondary school onwards. The poems focus on aspects central to African life and culture: lover, identity, death, village life, separation, power and freedom. Guidance for teachers is included.

Poetry and Music in Medieval France
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 375

Poetry and Music in Medieval France

In Poetry and Music in Medieval France Ardis Butterfield examines the relationship between poetry and music in medieval France. It begins with the moment when French song was first set into writing in the early thirteenth century, and describes the wide range of contexts in which secular songs were quoted ad copied, including narrative romances, satires and love poems. In this way, Butterfield sheds new light on the development of song and narrative genres. The volume is well illustrated to demonstrate the rich visual culture of medieval French writing.

A Poet's Guide to Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 561

A Poet's Guide to Poetry

Looks at examples of poetry ranging from medieval to modern, discusses style and mode, and provides exercises for beginning and advanced writers

Native Poetry in Canada
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

Native Poetry in Canada

Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology is the only collection of its kind. It brings together the poetry of many authors whose work has not previously been published in book form alongside that of critically-acclaimed poets, thus offering a record of Native cultural revival as it emerged through poetry from the 1960s to the present. The poets included here adapt English oratory and, above all, a sense of play. Native Poetry in Canada suggests both a history of struggle to be heard and the wealth of Native cultures in Canada today.

Who Reads Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Who Reads Poetry

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 ...

Pattern Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 275

Pattern Poetry

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1987-07-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Pattern poetry—poetry from before 1900 that fuses literature and visual art—has existed since the times of ancient Crete and Egypt. Less well known than modern visual poetry, pattern poetry has been produced in most European and American literatures, and, as close analogues, in many oriental literatures. This book tells the history of pattern poetry, documenting and classifying more than 2,000 works. Illustrations of each major genre of pattern poem are included. The book also explores related forms, such as graphic music notations, shaped prose, sound poetry, and poetic labyrinths, to name a few. A glossary, essays by two world authorities on the oriental analogues to the pattern poem, and the first full bibliography on pattern poetry complete the work. With this book, Dick Higgins has provided an indispensable tool for opening up the area of pattern poetry to the scholar and the lay reader alike, bringing order to what has been an obscure and confusing area, and delighting the eye and mind by casting light on these forgotten treasures.

Homer
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

Homer

Ford (classics, Princeton U.) addresses the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Approaches to Archaic Greek Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294
Of Poetry and Song
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 450

Of Poetry and Song

Interdisciplinary studies of some of the greatest examples of German art song by major scholars in musicology and German literature.