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Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

ISBN-10: 0932440770
ISBN-13: 9780932440778
Edition: 1997 (Revised)
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Description: An anthology of essays by a scintillating company of poets, exploring the terrain of contemporary poetics, the writing process, and the necessity of poetry in the modern world.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oberlin College Press
Publication date: 7/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An anthology of essays by a scintillating company of poets, exploring the terrain of contemporary poetics, the writing process, and the necessity of poetry in the modern world.

David Young is a respected writer, commentator, journalist, environmentalist, and historian. Working independently in the field of history and the environment he work explores the nature-culture relationship, including perspectives from indigenous nature and indigenous culture.

Preface
A Way of Writing
Work and Inspiration: Inviting the Muse
Poetic Process?
Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird: The Psychic Origins of Poetic Form
Reflections on the Origins of Poetic Form
Portrait of the Writer as a Fat Man: Some Subjective Ideas or Notions on the Care and Feeding of Prose Poems
Poetry and Science: The Science of Poetry/The Poetry of Science
Gorky Street: Syntax and Context
The Two-Tone Line, Blues Ideology, and the Scrap Quilt
The Working Line
A Response to "The Working Line"
Further Reflections on Line and the Poetic Voice
The Line
Some Thoughts about Lines
A Note on Prose, Verse and the Line
Some Thoughts about the Line
Images and "Images"
Notes on the Image: Body and Soul
Recognizing the Image as a Form of Intelligence
Image and Language
Noun/Object/Image
Some Remarks on "Literature and Reality"
Meanings of Poetry
Poetry, Community and Climax
Some Notes on the Gazer Within
The Bite of the Muskrat: Judging Contemporary Poetry
Not Your Flat Tire, My Flat Tire: Transcending the Self in Contemporary Poetry
Stone Soup: Contemporary Poetry and the Obsessive Image
Language: The Poet as Master and Servant
Second Honeymoon: Some Thoughts on Translation
Here and There: The Use of Place in Contemporary Poetry
Eden and My Generation
A Taxable Matter
Urgent Masks: An Introduction to John Ashbery's Poetry
Poetry, Personality and Death
Poetry, Personality and Wholeness: A Response to Galway Kinnell
Charles Wright at Oberlin
Secrets: Beginning to Write Them Out
Lessons in Form
Body and Soul: Three Poets on Their Maladies
My Insomnia and I
Backache, Poemache, and Botz
The Closest Work
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments

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