His approach singularly employs postmodern perspectives on shape, and movement, thought, calling on Catullus and Allen Ginsberg, feeling, content, Issa and Czeslaw Milosz. But the more intuitive, creative aspects of a poet’s work and processes are more elusive: if the most interesting parts of form are those expressive, how can we come to a better understanding of form as passion, essential gestures inside it, as art?A Little Book on Form brilliantly synthesizes Hass’s formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic.
A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry #ad - A wealth of vocabulary exists with which to talk about, map, and explain poetry in rigorous formal terms. Poet laureate, traditional and modern, enthusiasts, and newcomers alikeIn addition to his magisterial poetry, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, for students, an illuminating dissection of poetic form, Robert Hass is beloved for his incisive, meditative criticism.
From the former U. S. Begun as a project for students of poetry, a little Book is anything but—Hass investigates the ancient roots of the poetic impulse, taking a wide-ranging look at the most intense experience of human thought and feeling in language. A little book on form takes up the central contradiction between poetry as genre and the poetics of the imagination.
Why PoetryEcco #ad - Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew ZapruderIn Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do.
. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and negative capability, and enjoyed, metaphor, by anyone. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it.
Why Poetry #ad - Zapruder explores what poems are, “possess the origin of all poems, so that we can, as Whitman wrote, and how we can read them, ” without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge.
American Originality: Essays on PoetryFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - This includes erudite analyses of the poets who have interested her throughout her own career, and Dobyns, and introductions to the first books of poets like Dana Levin, Chiasson, such as Rilke, Spencer Reece, Pinsky, Peter Streckfus, and Richard Siken. Farrar Straus and Giroux. A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poetsFive decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters.
Glück’s moving and disabusing lyricism is on full display in this decisive new collection. Determined to wrest ample, often contradictory meaning from our current literary discourse, Glück comprehends and destabilizes notions of “narcissism” and “genius” that are unique to the American literary climate.
American Originality: Essays on Poetry #ad - Written with the same probing, proofs and theories, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, American Originality is Glück’s second book of essays―her first, won the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. Forceful, revealing, and instructive, challenging, American Originality is a seminal critical achievement.
From its opening pages, american Originality forces readers to consider contemporary poetry and its demigods in radical, unconsoling, and ultimately very productive ways.
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A MemoirAtria Books #ad - Farrar Straus and Giroux. In poetry will save your life, bialosky has crafted an engaging and entirely original examination of a life while celebrating the enduring value of poetry, not as a purely cerebral activity, but as a means of conveying personal experience and as a source of comfort and intimacy.
While bialosky’s personal stories animate each poem, from the awkwardness of girlhood, to crises of faith and identity, they touch on many universal experiences, from braving a new life in a foreign city to enduring the loss of a loved one, from becoming a parent to growing creatively as a poet and artist.
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir #ad - Atria. In poetry will save your life, bialosky recalls when she encountered each formative poem, and how its importance and meaning evolved over time, allowing new insights and perceptions to emerge. As bialosky narrates these moments, and connection, compassion, she illuminates the ways in which particular poems offered insight, and shows how poetry can be a blueprint for living.
. In doing so she brilliantly illustrates the ways in which poetry can be an integral part of life itself and can, in fact, save your life. Bialosky’s erudite and instructive approach to poetry is itself a refreshing tonic. Chicago tribune “Wisdom and deep compassion.
Fast: PoemsEcco #ad - As it navigates cyber life, biologically, chemically, ” life after death, 3D-printed “life, and electronically modified life, Fast lights up the border of our new condition as individuals and as a species on the brink. Farrar Straus and Giroux. Ecco. Atria. It permanently bears her mark. New york timesin her first new collection in five years—her most exhilarating, personal, and formally inventive to date—Graham explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post-human.
. The first new collection of poetry in five years from Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham“Graham’s great body of work has more of life and of the world than that of almost any other poet now writing. Conjuring an array of voices and perspectives—from bots, to the ocean floor, to the holy shroud, to a medium transmitting from beyond the grave—these poems give urgent form to the ever-increasing pace of transformation of our planet and ourselves.
Fast: Poems #ad - She is to post-1980 poetry what bob dylan is to post-1960 rock: she changed her art form, moved it forward, made it able to absorb and express more than it could before.
Best American Poetry 2017 The Best American Poetry seriesScribner #ad - Farrar Straus and Giroux. Atria. Ecco. With trethewey’s insightful touch and genius for plumbing the depths of history and personal experience to shape striking verse, The Best American Poetry 2017 is another brilliant addition to the series. Edited by pulitzer prize-winner and nineteenth us poet laureate natasha trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” Robert Pinsky.
Librarian of congress james billington says natasha trethewey “consistently and dramatically expanded the power” of the role of US Poet Laureate, holding office hours with the public, traveling the country, and reaching millions through her innovative PBS NewsHour segment “Where Poetry Lives. Marilyn nelson says “the wide scope of Trethewey’s interests and her adept handling of form have created an opus of classics both elegant and necessary.
Best American Poetry 2017 The Best American Poetry series #ad - With her selections and introductory essay for the best American Poetry 2017, Trethewey will be highlighting even more “elegant and necessary” poems and poets, adding to the national conversation of verse and its role in our culture. The best american poetry is not just another anthology; it serves as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry and is an eagerly awaited publishing event each year.
Magdalene: PoemsW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Farrar Straus and Giroux. Atria. Erotic, and searching for meaning, she is a woman striving to be the subject of her own life, spirited, fully human and alive to the sacred in the mortal world. Ecco. Marie howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life. Stanely kunitzmagdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, raising a child, alive in a contemporary landscape―hailing a cab, listening to news on the radio.
Norton. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator of Magdalene yearns for the guidance of her spiritual teacher, a Christ figure, whose death she continues to grieve.
On Imagination Quarternote Chapbook SeriesSarabande Books #ad - With wit and intellectual abandon, jesus, Steve Jobs, Ruefle draws inspiration from Wittgenstein, Johnny Cash, Shakespeare, and Emily Dickson to explore her subject. Norton. Ecco. The chapbook features original interior illustrations. Mary ruefle is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and prose, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Honey: Collected Lectures, and Selected Poems, Rack, including Madness, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Atria. It is impossible for me to write about the imagination; it is like asking a fish to describe the sea, " Mary Ruefle announces at the start of her essay. Farrar Straus and Giroux.
WHEREAS: PoemsGraywolf Press #ad - Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, longer narrative sequences, resolutions, her own writing, and disclaimers, landscapes, prose poems, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, and her predicament inside national affiliations. Norton. What did i know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don’t worry, you and your daughter will learn together.
Farrar Straus and Giroux. Atria. Ecco. Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Diné, her father’s language. Graywolf Press. Finalist for the national book award for poetrywhereas her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment.
WHEREAS: Poems #ad - I am, “a citizen of the united states and an enrolled member of the oglala sioux tribe, i must eat, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation―and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must mother, I must observe, I must art, I must listen, ” she writes, I must friend, constantly I must live.
This strident, plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature. To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics. From “whereas statements”whereas confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators.
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic FormsW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Norton. Concise, learned, revisionary. Should enrich the passionate conversation about poetic forms for years to come. Edward hirsch, villanelle, sestina, author of how to read a poem and fall in love with Poetry Two of our foremost poets provide here a lucid, ballad, straightforward primer that "looks squarely at some of the headaches and mysteries of poetic form": a book for readers who have always felt that an understanding of form sonnet, among others would enhance their appreciation of poetry.
Tracing "the exuberant history of forms, offering explanation, " they devote one chapter to each form, close reading, and a rich selection of examplars that amply demonstrate the power and possibility of that form. Graywolf Press. Atria. Ecco. Farrar Straus and Giroux.
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin Penguin PoetsPenguin Books #ad - Norton. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's past and future eras and errors, its dreams and nightmares. Atria. Longlisted for the 2018 national book award in poetry a powerful, terrance Hayes, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, the National Book Award winning author of Lighthead"Sonnets that reckon with Donald Trump's America.
The new york timesin seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Graywolf Press. Ecco. Inventive, hilarious, compassionate, melancholy, and bewildered--the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning. Farrar Straus and Giroux.