By Erik Martiny

ISBN-10: 1118482069

ISBN-13: 9781118482063

ISBN-10: 1444336738

ISBN-13: 9781444336733

ISBN-10: 1444344285

ISBN-13: 9781444344288

A spouse to Poetic Genre brings jointly over forty contributions from best lecturers to supply serious overviews of poetic genres and their smooth variations.

  • Covers a wide variety of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, eire, North the USA, Japan and the Caribbea
  • Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their newest renderings
  • The basically full-length severe assortment to house smooth variations of poetic genres
  • Contributors comprise Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and lots of different outstanding students of poetry and poetics

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If we turn to a handful of modern and contemporary poems, we see that, in accordance with Mikhail Bakhtin’s dialogic model of genre, poetry both incorporates and resists the news. After all, pace Williams, if we tried to get the news of the last century or so from poems, we wouldn’t come up empty handed. In English-language poems, we’d learn a great deal about the world wars, especially the first; the Great Depression; the decolonization of European empires since Ireland’s Easter Rising; changes in gender relations; the rise of new technologies; the wars in Vietnam and Iraq; and so forth.

83–109. Bennett, L. Jamaica Labrish. Kingston, Jamaica: Sangster’s Book Stores. 1966. Derrida, J. ” Trans. A. Ronell. Critical Inquiry 7 (1980): 55–81. v. ” Ed. G. B. Le Page. 2nd edn. Kingston, Jamaica: University of West Indies Press. 2002. Fuller, J. H. Auden: A Commentary. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1988. Heaney, S. Anything Can Happen: A Poem and Essay. Dublin: TownHouse. 2004. R. Toward an Aesthetic of Reception. Trans. Timothy Bahti. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

B]y and large,” he observed of prosody studies, “their undisturbed repose on the library shelves is not unwarranted” (quoted in Holder 241). A year after Levinson’s review essay, Attridge appraised a rapidly expanding and energized field, describing the “signs of a revitalization of formal study” (565). 2 My aim is not to assert a direct connection between the groups, although I will suggest that the poets’ interest in form did encourage the scholars’. Instead, I wish to re-examine the earlier poetic movement in order to urge a fuller, more accurate, and generous discussion of form.

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