Making of a Poem A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms

ISBN-10: 0393321789
ISBN-13: 9780393321784
Edition: 2000
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Description: This anthology illuminates the history, practice, and wonder of our most elusive art. Intended for all those who love poetry, the anthology draws the reader into the excitement and entertainment of various poetic forms.

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 9.25" wide x 5.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

This anthology illuminates the history, practice, and wonder of our most elusive art. Intended for all those who love poetry, the anthology draws the reader into the excitement and entertainment of various poetic forms.

Mark Strand was born on April 11, 1934 in Summerside on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Since his father's job resulted in many transfers, he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Halifax, Montreal, New York and Philadelphia and his teenage years in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. He received a bachelor's degree at Antioch College in Ohio in 1957, a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1959, and a master of fine arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1962. He studied 19th-century Italian poetry in Florence on a Fulbright Grant from 1960-1961. His first poetry collection, Sleeping with One Eye Open, was published in 1964. His other works included Reasons for Moving, Darker, The Story of Our Lives, The Late Hour, A Continuous Life, Dark Harbor, and Collected Poems: Mark Strand. In 1990, he was named the fourth Poet Laureate of the United States. He received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999 for Blizzard of One. In 1980, he felt that he had reached an impasse and stopped writing poetry for several years. During that time, he wrote several children's books including The Planet of Lost Things and Mr. and Mrs. Baby. He also wrote books on the painters EdwardHopper and William Bailey, and a collection of critical essays entitled The Art of the Real. He died of liposarcoma on November 29, 2014 at the age of 80.

Eavan Boland, author of, most recently, "The Lost Land", is professor of English at Stanford University.

Introductory Statement
On Becoming a Poet
Poetic Form: A Personal Encounter
Acknowledgments
Verse Forms
Overview
The Villanelle
The Villanelle at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
Villanelle of His Lady's Treasures
The House on the Hill
Missing Dates
The Waking
One Art
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
The World and the Child
Condemned Site
By the Sound
Saturday at the Border
Under the Hill
Villanelle
Reading Scheme
Villanelle for the Middle of the Night
Close-Up of a Villanelle: "One Art"
The Sestina
The Sestina at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
Ye wastefull woodes, bear witness of my woe
from Old Arcadia
Sestine 4 from Parthenophil and Parthenophe
Sestina: Of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni
Sestina
Sestina
Sestina of the Tramp-Royal
Sestina: Altaforte
After the Trial
The Book of Yolek
The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina
Nani
Close-Up of a Sestina: "Sestina: Altaforte"
The Pantoum
The Pantoum at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
In Town
Pantoum of the Great Depression
Parents' Pantoum
Pantoum
Grandmother's Song
The Method
Close-Up of a Pantoum: "Pantoum of the Great Depression"
The Sonnet
The Sonnet at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Farewell to Love
from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
Sonnet XXIII: Methought I saw my late espoused saint
Holy Sonnet: At the round earth's imagined corners
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
Ozymandias
Bright Star
from Monna Innominata
from Sonnets from the Portuguese (XLIII)
Carrion Comfort
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
From the Dark Tower
Epic
from "Tulips and Chimneys"
To My Mother
After the Bomb Tests
A Game of Chess
The Haw Lantern
Heat
The Roman Baths at Nimes
Half a Double Sonnet
Sonnet
Close-Up of a Sonnet: "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why"
The Ballad
The Ballad at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
The Cherry-tree Carol
Sir Patrick Spens
The Wife of Usher's Well
My Boy Willie
The Changeling
from The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Peter and John
Bagpipe Music
Death in Leamington
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
We Real Cool
Riverbank Blues
Ballad of John Cable and Three Gentlemen
Close-Up of a Ballad: "We Real Cool"
Blank Verse
Blank Verse at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
from his translation of The Aeneid
from Tamburlaine the Great
from Julius Caesar
from Paradise Lost
from Beachy Head
from The Prelude
Ulysses
Rain
Directive
Lying
Stanzas in Bloomsbury
Close-Up of Blank Verse: "Directive"
The Heroic Couplet
The Heroic Couplet at a Glance
The History of the Form
from The Description of Cooke-ham
The Author to Her Book
A Letter to Daphnis, April 2, 1685
from Absalom and Achitophel
from The Vanity of Human Wishes
To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works
from The Deserted Village
from An Essay on Criticism
My Last Duchess
Strange Meeting
The J Car
Close-Up of the Heroic Couplet: "My Last Duchess"
The Stanza
The Stanza at a Glance
The History of the Form
The Contemporary Context
from Troilus and Criseyde
from The Faerie Queene
They Flee from Me
Easter Wings
The Tyger
So We'll Go No More A-Roving
I died for Beauty--but was scarce
The Convergence of the Twain
The Song of the Mad Prince
A Quoi Bon Dire
Song of the Son
The Tropics in New York
Night Song at Amalfi
Not Waving but Drowning
On Teaching the Young
Those Winter Sundays
Yes
Warming Her Pearls
Epith
Close-Up of a Stanza: "I died for Beauty--but was scarce"
Meter
Meter at a Glance
A Brief Checklist of Further Reading on Meter
Shaping Forms
Overview
The Elegy
Overview
Lament for the Makaris
If Ever Hapless Woman Had a Cause
On My First Son
Epitaph. On her Son H.P. at St. Syth's Church where her body also lies Interred
Lycidas
Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666. Copied out of a Loose Paper
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida
O Captain! My Captain!
Dover Beach
To His Love
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
Tears in Sleep
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
from The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket
Dream Song 324
To the Dead
In Memoriam Paul Celan
The Legend
The Elegy for New York
Tiara
Supernatural Love
Mirror in February
Iris
Child Burial
Song
The Pastoral
Overview
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
from Love's Labor's Lost
The Garden
To My Sister
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Loveliest of Trees
The Wife of Llew
Urban Pastoral
Remembered Morning
The Thought-Fox
The Explosion
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
Midsummer, Tobago
The Bear
Fog
Let Evening Come
Smoke
Meditation at Lagunitas
From the Porch
A Walrus Tusk from Alaska
Looking West from Laguna Beach at Night
The Broad Bean Sermon
Of the Finished World
Tornados
Loss
Waiting for the Storm
An Engraving of Blake
Pygmalion's Image
Mock Orange
The Black Walnut Tree
Gateposts
Heart of the Matter
Shoeing the Currach
The Ode
Overview
Ode to the West Wind
To Autumn
Ode
The Fire of Driftwood
from The Bridge
The Paper Nautilus
Australia 1970
Miracle Glass Co.
The Blue Swallows
America
Ode to Meaning
Perhaps the World Ends Here
Open Forms
Overview
The Circus Animals' Desertion
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
I, Too
The Idea of Order at Key West
Spring and All
America
Ave Maria
Uncertain Oneiromancy
Daddy
Diving into the Wreck
Move
The Language of the Brag
The Colonel
The German Army, Russia, 1943
Starlight Scope Myopia
Reading Plato
Close-Up of Open Forms: "Diving into the Wreck"
A Brief Glossary
Biographies and Further Reading
Suggested Reading
Credits
General Index
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines

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