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Riassunto: This unique anthology has as its focus the notion of form in contemporary poetry. No subject has attracted more vigorous discussion within the community of poets and critics in the past ten years. If we are to understand what form is and how it shapes poetic expression, we must turn to the poems themselves for clues. And if we are very lucky, we can listen to the voice of the poets who wrote them.
In Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms, contemporary poets have selected one poem, commenting on the occasion of its creation and on the form the poem eventually took. Originally published in 1987 with a selection of 65 poets, this revised and expanded edition adds selections by twenty additional poets. Other revisions include an enlarged glossary of terms, and more expanded biographies of individual poets. The range of contributors is wide, and includes John Ashbery, John Cage, Rita Dove, Alice Fulton, Marilyn Hacker, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Merrill, Thylias Moss, Robert Pinsky, Charles Simic, and Richard Wilbur. Among the new contributions is Wyn Cooper's poem "Fun," which was the basis for Sheryl Crow's Grammy-award winning song "All I Wanna Do."
From the Back Cover: This unique anthology brings together 85 contemporary poets to conduct a lively, instructive forum on the question of form in poetry. Editor David Lehman asked each poet to select a poem and describe the method of its composition, the circumstances of the writing, and the formal decisions that were made. Pairing poem with prose, the book manages to define, exemplify, and explain the range of formal possibilities available to the contemporary poet, through its broad formal variety and intimate style of commentary.
Titolo: Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms: 85 ...
Casa editrice: Univ of Michigan Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Univ of Michigan Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0472096338I5N10