Written in Water, Written in Stone Twenty Years of Poets on Poetry

ISBN-10: 047206634X
ISBN-13: 9780472066346
Edition: N/A
Authors: Martin Lammon
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Description: For twenty years, the Poets on Poetry series, under the editorship of Donald Hall, has provided readers with a variety of prose reflections, interviews, essays, and other works by America's leading contemporary poets. With Written in Water, Written  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

For twenty years, the Poets on Poetry series, under the editorship of Donald Hall, has provided readers with a variety of prose reflections, interviews, essays, and other works by America's leading contemporary poets. With Written in Water, Written in Stone, Martin Lammon celebrates the longevity and literary success of the series by gathering together exemplary selections from many of its volumes. Organized by theme ranging from language and form, politics and poetry, to the literary industry, Written in Water, Written in Stone offers a remarkable survey of the salient issues that concern contemporary poets and their readers. Included are selections from, among others, Robert Bly, Hayden Carruth, Amy Clampitt, Robert Creeley, Tess Gallagher, Donald Hall, Robert Hayden, Galway Kinnell, Richard Kostelanetz, Maxine Kumin, Philip Levine, Marge Piercy, Anne Sexton, Charles Simic, Louis Simpson, William Stafford, Diane Wakoski, Charles Wright, and James Wright. This diverse collection of popular contemporary poets is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Martin Lammon teaches creative writing at Fairmont State College. He is a poet and editor of the literary magazine Kestrel.

Foreword
Introduction: The Second Language of Poetry
The Better Half of Poetry: Poets on Form and Content
Robert Frost and the Better Half of Poetry
Dull Subjects
Improvisations on Form and Measure
The Interrupted Scheme: Some Thoughts on Disorder and Order in the Lives of Poets and the Lives of Poems
What Does Art "Imitate," and How?
Notes on Poetic Form
Sea Level
From an Interview with Linda Wagner
The Pure Clear Word: Poets on the Modern Tradition and New Directions
From the Pure Clear Word: An Interview with Dave Smith
The Hole in the Bucket
The Necessity of the Personal
Reflections on Narrative Poetry
The Poem as Time Machine
On Poets and Poetry Today
Poetry and Ambition: Poets on the Academy and Literary Industry
Poetry and Ambition
Four Pot Shots at Poetry
Poetry as the Dialogue We All Hope Someone Is Listening To
The Greatest English Lyric? A New Reading of Joe E. Skilmer's "Therese"
The New Class
Fame, Fortune, and Other Tawdry Illusions
Knots of Wild Energy: Poets on Politics and Poetry
From Knots of Wild Energy: An Interview with Wayne Dodd
"How It Strikes a Contemporary": Reflections on Poetry and the Role of the Poet
Negative Capability and Its Children
From an Interview with Calvin Bedient
The Freak Show
A Few Thoughts Following Professor Clausen's Essay
Two Saturday Nights: Rewriting a Poem
The End of a Golden String: Poets on Influence and Identity
The End of a Golden String
The Luck of It
Bus Stop: Or, Fear and Loneliness on Potrero Hill
A Wild Surmise: Motherhood and Poetry
An Interview with Margaret Edwards
Estivating - 1973
The Function of the Poet
Acknowledgments

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