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The Resource Lofty Dogmas : Poets on Poetics, edited by Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin

Lofty Dogmas : Poets on Poetics, edited by Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin

Label
Lofty Dogmas : Poets on Poetics
Title
Lofty Dogmas
Title remainder
Poets on Poetics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin
Contributor
Editor
Language
eng
Summary
Is a stimulating anthology of poets on poetry.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1042.F49
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Brown, Deborah
  • Finch, Annie
  • Kumin, Maxine
Summary expansion
Compiled by three noted poets, this is an eclectic, stimulating, and informed selection of poets' remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics. The 102 selections from nearly as many poets reach back to the Greeks and Romans, then draw on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Milton, on to Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, and Poe, then Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Rilke, and Pound, concluding with many of our contemporaries, including Hall, Clifton, Mackey, Kunitz, and Rukeyser. The book is divided into three sections. "Musing" concerns issues of inspiration, "Making," issues of craft, from diction to meter to persona and voice, and "Mapping," the role of poetry and the poet. Headnotes at the beginning of each selection provide background information about the poet and commentary on the significance of the selection. There is also a useful appendix with a listing of essays arranged according to more specific topics. As the poets write in their introduction: "This book was intended to deepen readers' understanding of age-old poetic ideas while at the same time pointing out new directions for thinking about poetry, juxtaposing the familiar and the strange, reconfiguring old boundaries, and shaking up stereotypes."
Target audience
general
Label
Lofty Dogmas : Poets on Poetics, edited by Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and Index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents ђ́أ Acknowledgments ђ́أ Appreciations -- Preface by Maxine Kumin -- Introduction: Poets on Poetics -- Part 1: Musing -- Part 2: Making -- Part 3: Mapping -- Thematic Index -- Index of Authors and Titles
Control code
BDZ0006982808
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781557287922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Lofty Dogmas : Poets on Poetics, edited by Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and Index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents ђ́أ Acknowledgments ђ́أ Appreciations -- Preface by Maxine Kumin -- Introduction: Poets on Poetics -- Part 1: Musing -- Part 2: Making -- Part 3: Mapping -- Thematic Index -- Index of Authors and Titles
Control code
BDZ0006982808
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781557287922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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