Lofty Dogmas Poets on Poetics

ISBN-10: 1557287929

ISBN-13: 9781557287922

Edition: 2005

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Maxine Kumin was born in Philadelphia in 1925. She received a BA and a MA from Radcliffe College. In the 1950s, she enrolled in a poetry writing course at the Boston Center for Adult Education. The course led to the publication of poems in Harper's and The New Yorker. Her first collection of poems, Halfway, was published in 1961. Her other poetry collections include Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010, Still to Mow, and And Short the Season. She received several awards including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Robert Frost Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize for Up Country: Poems of New England. She also wrote four novels, short stories, a memoir entitled Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery, essay collections, and children's books. She died of natural causes on February 6, 2014 at the age of 88.

Preface
Introduction : poets on poetics
To my muse, upon her return
from Book two, Epistle III, to the Pisos
Madly singing in the mountains
No room for grief
from Astrophil and Stella
Invocation to the Faerie Queene
from The marriage of heaven and hell
The author to her book
On imagination
from Preface to Kubla Khan
from The letters
from The poet
from Letters to a young poet
Tradition and the individual talent
from Play and theory of Duende
from Fending off the Duende
from Goatfoot, milktongue, twinbird : infantile origins of poetic form
from Letter to Norman Holmes Pearson
from Coming across : establishing the intent of a poem
from Closing the door
from Stealing the language
from Dancing at the devil's party
from Cante Moro
Digging
from The spiral of memory
from The triggering town
"When I stand around among poets ..."
The poet and the world, Nobel lecture, 1996
from Towards the splendid city, Nobel lecture, 1971
Diseuse
Poetry as a vessel of remembrance
from Prologue to the Aetia
from Book two, Troilus and Criseyde
from Kyorai's conversations with Basho
A fit for rhyme against rhyme
from A defense of rhyme
from Introduction to Paradise lost
The apology
from An essay on criticism
from Preface to lyrical ballads
from Biographia Literaria
from The philosophy of composition
from Preface to poems
from Remarks on poetry
The poem as a field of action
A few don'ts by an Imagiste
from Feeling and precision
from A general introduction for my work
from To Harriet Monroe, editor of poetry : a magazine of verse
from The noble rider and the sound of words
from Conversations on the craft of poetry with Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren
Housekeeping cages
from Table talk, a Paris review interview with Chris Busa
from Hamlet and his problems
from Writing
from The virgin & the dynamo
from The poet & the city
On footnotes (to John Frederick Nims)
from The Negro artist and the racial mountain
Personism : a manifesto
from Postscript II : notes on certain unwritten poems
from The pleasures of formal poetry
from Listening and making
"I will put chaos into fourteen lines"
from How to write like somebody else
from Some remarks on rhythm
from Projective verse
from Ideas on the meaning of form
from The prose poem : an alternative to verse
from An interview with Daniel Kane
from Of formal, free, and fractal verse : singing the body electric
from Moving means, meaning moves
from More WordWorks
from A conversation with Harryette Mullen
from The rejection of closure
from Of the sonnet and paradoxical beauties : an interview with Joyce Wilson
from Control is the mainspring
from Owning the masters
from How pastoral : a manifesto
from Patriarchal poetry
from Coherent decentering : towards a new model of the poetic self
from Egil's saga
Sonnet LV
from The four ages of poetry
from A defence of poetry
The dead man asks for a song
from Preface to Leaves of grass 1855
from Song of myself, stanza 2
from The study of poetry
from To whom is the poet responsible?
from Letters to a young poet
from The obscurity of the poet
from The difficulty of difficult poetry
from Introduction to the best American poetry, 1990
from The rare union : poetry and science
from Elegy of midnight
from Elegy of the trade winds
from "What would we create?"
from Notebook of a return to the native land
from Poetry is not a luxury
from Horses with wings
from The future of black poetry
Against national poetry month as such
from And may he be bilingual
from Interview with Marie Jordan
from Lights in the windows
from Why poetry today?
from The Antilles : fragments of epic memory : Nobel Prize lecture, 1992
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