Voicing American Poetry

Voicing American Poetry examines the shifting significance of voice and sound for U.S. poets and audiences from the early twentieth century , when modernism's coteries accumulated power , to the present . Because lyric poetry is ...

Voicing American Poetry

This book is a study of voice in poetry, beginning in the 1920s when modernism rose to the surface of poetry and other arts, and when radio expanded suddenly in the United States.

The Voice that is Great Within Us

An anthology of poems by such authors as Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Vachel Lindsay, Sara Teasdale, Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, Stanley Kunitz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, and several others.

The Voice that is Great Within Us

An anthology of poems by such authors as Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Vachel Lindsay, Sara Teasdale, Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, Stanley Kunitz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, and several others.

The Cambridge History of American Poetry

Masks Outrageous and Austere: Culture, Psyche, and Persona in Modern Women Poets (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991). Wheeler, Lesley. Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present (Ithaca, ...

The Cambridge History of American Poetry

The Cambridge History of American Poetry offers a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their beginnings until the end of the twentieth century. Bringing together the insights of fifty distinguished scholars, this literary history emphasizes the complex roles that poetry has played in American cultural and intellectual life, detailing the variety of ways in which both public and private forms of poetry have met the needs of different communities at different times. The Cambridge History of American Poetry recognizes the existence of multiple traditions and a dramatically fluid canon, providing current perspectives on both major authors and a number of representative figures whose work embodies the diversity of America's democratic traditions.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Masks Outrageous and Austere: Culture, Psyche, and Persona in Modern Women Poets. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. Wheeler, Lesley. Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period--Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others--serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape.

The Columbia Granger s Guide to Poetry Anthologies

In short , some of the poetry in this volume is tolerable , but too much of it is downright bad . Singular Voices ; American Poetry Today . Stephen Berg , ed . ( 1985 ) Avon Books . 326p . , o.p. The thirty poets are in alphabetical ...

The Columbia Granger s Guide to Poetry Anthologies

Reference guide to poetry anthologies with descriptions and evaluations of each anthology.

The American Voice Anthology of Poetry

POETRY The American Voice looks to find the vital edge of modern American writing . The journal , whose contributors come from the U.S. , Canada , and Latin America , often publishes work by writers denied access to mainstream journals ...

The American Voice Anthology of Poetry

The American Voice looks to find the vital edge of modern American writing. The journal, whose contributors come from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, often publishes work by writers denied access to mainstream journals. Writings from its pages have been regularly reprinted in prize annuals such as The Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry, and Best American Essays. This fifteenth anniversary anthology collects eighty poems from some of the most original and daring writers of our time. The anthology's contributors range from the world famous Jorge Luis Borges, Marge Piercy, May Swenson to the newly emerging Marie Sheppard Williams, Suzanne Gardinier, Robyn Selman and from the nationally read Wendell Berry, Reynolds Price, Barbara Kingsolver to the distinctly regional George Ella Lyon, Jane Gentry, James Still. This volume brings together some of the best selections from an award-winning journal, making clear why Small Press dubbed The American Voice one of the "most impressive journals in the country."

The Poem Electric

On voice in poetry, see David Nowell-Smith, On Voice in Poetry: The Work of Animation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Lesley Wheeler, Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present (Ithaca, ...

The Poem Electric

An enlightening examination of the relationship between poetry and the information technologies increasingly used to read and write it Many poets and their readers believe poetry helps us escape straightforward, logical ways of thinking. But what happens when poems confront the extraordinarily rational information technologies that are everywhere in the academy, not to mention everyday life? Examining a broad array of electronics—including the radio, telephone, tape recorder, Cold War–era computers, and modern-day web browsers—Seth Perlow considers how these technologies transform poems that we don’t normally consider “digital.” From fetishistic attachments to digital images of Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts to Jackson Mac Low’s appropriation of a huge book of random numbers originally used to design thermonuclear weapons, these investigations take Perlow through a revealingly eclectic array of work, offering both exciting new voices and reevaluations of poets we thought we knew. With close readings of Gertrude Stein, Frank O’Hara, Amiri Baraka, and many others, The Poem Electric constructs a distinctive lineage of experimental writers, from the 1860s to today. Ultimately, Perlow mounts an important investigation into how electronic media allows us to distinguish poetic thought from rationalism. Posing a necessary challenge to the privilege of information in the digital humanities, The Poem Electric develops new ways of reading poetry, alongside and against the electronic equipment that is now ubiquitous in our world.

Word of Mouth

Brunner, Cold War Poetry, 138. 49. Wheeler, Voicing American Poetry, 80. 50. Parker, introduction to Lyric Poetry, 16. 51. Like Wheeler, many of Montage's readers have productively discussed the poem as, or in relation to, lyric, ...

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth establishes poetry as a neglected archive for our thinking about gossip and contributes a crucial queer perspective to current lyric studies and its renewed scholarly debate over the status and uses of the lyric genre.

American Poetry in Performance

In a later poem, “Allen Ginsberg Dying,” “Written on Tuesday, April 8, 1997," Ginsberg's voice again claims center ... and disembodied voices of the beats are central to the tradition of an American performance poetry and represent a ...

American Poetry in Performance

Traces the history of performance poetry in America, relating the performance of poetry to shifting political and cultural ideologies.

Humor in Modern American Poetry

heteroglossia of The Cantos comes to represent not the impersonal voice of history but a unique, protean voice that ... the poem whose principles of selection and judgment we are ready to accept, he has also refused to let us see the ...

Humor in Modern American Poetry

Modern poetry, at least according to the current consensus, is difficult and often depressing. But as Humor in Modern American Poetry shows, modern poetry is full of humorous moments, from comic verse published in popular magazines to the absurd juxtapositions of The Cantos. The essays in this collection show that humor is as essential to the serious work of William Carlos Williams as it is to the light verse of Phyllis McGinley. For the writers in this volume, the point of humor is not to provide “comic relief,” a brief counterpoint to the poem's more serious themes; humor is central to the poems' projects. These poets use humor to claim their own poetic authority; to re-define literary tradition; to show what audience they are writing for; to make political attacks; and, perhaps most surprisingly, to promote sympathy among their readers. The essays in this book include single-author studies, discussions of literary circles, and theories of form. Taken together, they help to begin a new conversation about modernist poetry, one that treats its lighthearted moments not as decorative but as substantive. Humor defines groups and marks social boundaries, but it also leads us to transgress those boundaries; it forges ties between the writer and the reader, blurs the line between public and private, and becomes a spur to self-awareness.

The Best of the Best American Poetry

Reprinted by permission of the poet. ... David Shapiro: “The Seasons” appeared in American Poetry Review, May–June 1990. ... on “Lying” first appeared in Singular Voices: American Poetry Today, edited by Stephen Berg (Avon, 1985).

The Best of the Best American Poetry

Every year since 1988 a major poet has selected seventy-five poems for publication in The Best American Poetry. The series has quickly grown in both sales and prestige, as poetry itself has seen a remarkable resurgence in popularity and vitality, fueled by established poets at the peak of their powers and a new generation of daring voices. As we approach the millennium, now is the opportune moment to take stock of american poetry and choose the work that will stand the test of time. Harold Bloom, a commanding presence on the American literary state, has read all 750 poems in the series and has picked the "best of the best." He precedes his selections with a compelling and highly provocative essay on the state of American letters, in which he fiercely champions the endangered realm of the aesthetic over the politically correct. Diverse in style, method, and metaphor, the seventy-five poems Bloom has chosen go a long way toward defining a contemporary canon of American poetry. This exciting volume reflects not only the taste of the current editor, but the predilections of the all-star list of poets who have contributed their time and intellect to make this series what is today: a "valuable, invaluable, supervaluable" (Beloit Poetry Journal) record of an ever-changing, always exciting art.

Modern American Poetry

Nothing in Frost more beautifully exemplifies the degree to which “tone of meaning” or sounds of voice create resemblances between birds and Eve, between our first parents and us, between the unfallen and the fallen world.

Modern American Poetry

Presents critical essays about the works of the leading poets of twentieth-century American poetry.

A History of Nineteenth Century American Women s Poetry

Other nineteenthcentury American women poets appeared in this literary history, if they appeared at all, ... figure of the lyric poet” issuing her “unseen birdsong,” through “the modernist version of Dickinson's voice as distinct from ...

A History of Nineteenth Century American Women s Poetry

A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry is the first book to construct a coherent history of the field and focus entirely on women's poetry of the period. With contributions from some of the most prominent scholars of nineteenth-century American literature, it explores a wide variety of authors, texts, and methodological approaches. Organized into three chronological sections, the essays examine multiple genres of poetry, consider poems circulated in various manuscript and print venues, and propose alternative ways of narrating literary history. From these essays, a rich story emerges about a diverse poetics that was once immensely popular but has since been forgotten. This History confirms that the field has advanced far beyond the recovery of select individual poets. It will be an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and critics of both the literature and the history of this era.

African American Poets

And Angelou's critics do nothing more energetically than dismiss the people who value her poetry. ... Their terms reveal the extent to which they also privilege an intimate poetic “voice” as the essential constituent of good poetry.

African American Poets

Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of African American poets of the late twentieth century to the newly established and emerging voices of today, including, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, and more.

Thematic Guide to American Poetry

bird sings " —was later used by the contemporary African - American writer Maya Angelou as the title of her ... Perhaps the poem's most difficult feature is the abrupt shifting between various voices , signaled by stanza breaks and ...

Thematic Guide to American Poetry

Uses approximately 250 poems by eighty-six poets to chronologically trace the development of such themes as art, beauty, civilization, family relations, freedom, and slavery in American poetry.

Affect Psychoanalysis and American Poetry

The desire to, rather than end, return “to beginning” and hear the mother's voice drives several poems in Creeley's series, including “Mother's Photograph,” which records its search for the proper time in the lost object's life to begin ...

Affect  Psychoanalysis  and American Poetry

Poetry has often been defined by its closure, its condensation of meaning and value into discrete, self-referential textual objects. Affect, Psychoanalysis and American Poetry challenges the dominant metaphor of poetic containers by turning to recent poetic texts that represent the contagious and uncontainable feelings of anxiety, grief, shame, and rage. From modernists Wallace Stevens to mid-century poets Randall Jarrell, Robert Creeley and Ted Berrigan, and finally to contemporary practitioners Aaron Kunin and Claudia Rankine, John Steen argues that new poetic techniques arise from the poetic productivity of negative affects, and that a new model of poetic value can be found in poems that are-instead of containers-permeable, social spaces of intimacy, attachment, and withdrawal. Drawing from object relations, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and affect theory, Affect, Psychoanalysis, and American Poetry finds poetry's singularity in its unique capacity to represent anew the transmissible, relational, and uncontainable valences of feeling that structure and destabilize social life.

Asian American Poetry

while an interesting and a lively addition to American literature , focuses on experimental poetry and features only ... Asian American Poetry : The Next Generation reflects a shift away from this ideal of a “ recognizable Asian voice ...

Asian American Poetry

A modern poetry anthology that includes the work of a second generation of Asian American poets who are taking the best of the prior generation, but also breaking conventional patterns.

Pastoral Pragmatism and Twentieth Century American Poetry

Which voice best speakstoor for the modern public? What kinds of voices do modern audiencesexpect to hearin modern poems:voices like those of the people, orthosemore educated and refined?Whoare the American people, anyway?

Pastoral  Pragmatism  and Twentieth Century American Poetry

In the first expansive study of American pastoral since Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden , Mikkelsen reinvigorates discussion of this literary mode as a form of cultural commentary whose subjects extend beyond the simple or rustic life to encompass the major social, economic, and political transformations of the past century.