The Poetry Blues

Author: William Matthews
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
ISBN: 9780472097739
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The Poetry Blues from the Author: William Matthews. A posthumous collection of essays on poetry, jazz, art, and language by one of America's most well respected poets

Blue Notes

Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
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Blue Notes from the Author: Yusef Komunyakaa. Gathers essays, interviews, poems, and performance texts by one of America's most significant contemporary poets

The Poetics Of American Song Lyrics

Author: Charlotte Pence
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617031577
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The Poetics Of American Song Lyrics from the Author: Charlotte Pence. The Poetics of American Song Lyrics is the first collection of academic essays that regards songs as literature and that identifies intersections between the literary histories of poems and songs. The essays by well-known poets and scholars including Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson, Peter Guralnick, Adam Bradley, David Kirby, Kevin Young, and many others, locate points of synthesis and separation so as to better understand both genres and their crafts. The essayists share a desire to write on lyrics in a way that moves beyond sociological, historical, and autobiographical approaches and explicates songs in relation to poetics. Unique to this volume, the essays focus not on a single genre but on folk, rap, hip hop, country, rock, indie, soul, and blues. The first section of the book provides a variety of perspectives on the poetic history and techniques within songs and poems, and the second section focuses on a few prominent American songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Stipe. Through conversational yet in-depth analyses of songs, the essays discuss sonnet forms, dramatic monologues, Modernism, ballads, blues poems, confessionalism, Language poetry, Keatsian odes, unreliable narrators, personas, poetic sequences, rhythm, rhyme, transcription methods, the writing process, and more. While the strategies of explication differ from essay to essay, the nexus of each piece is an unveiling of the poetic history and poetic techniques within songs.

Search Party

Author: William Matthews
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348605
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Search Party from the Author: William Matthews. When William Matthews died, the day after his fifty-fifth birthday, America lost one of its most important poets, one whose humor and wit were balanced by deep emotion, whose off-the-cuff inventiveness belied the acuity of his verse. Drawing from his eleven collections and including twenty-three previously unpublished poems, Search Party is the essential compilation of this beloved poet's work. Edited by his son, Sebastian Matthews, and William Matthews's friend and fellow poet Stanley Plumly (who also introduces the book), Search Party is an excellent introduction to the poet and his glistening riffs on twentieth-century topics from basketball to food to jazz.

New Hope For The Dead

Author: William Matthews
ISBN: 9781597091626
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New Hope For The Dead from the Author: William Matthews. Poems, stories, essays, reviews, letters, interviews.

The Cracks Between What We Are And What We Are Supposed To Be

Author: Harryette Mullen
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817357130
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The Cracks Between What We Are And What We Are Supposed To Be from the Author: Harryette Mullen. The Cracks Between What We Are and What We Are Supposed to Be forms an extended consideration not only of Harryette Mullen’s own work, methods, and interests as a poet, but also of issues of central importance to African American poetry and language, women’s voices, and the future of poetry. Together, these essays and interviews highlight the impulses and influences that drive Mullen’s work as a poet and thinker, and suggest unique possibilities for the future of poetic language and its role as an instrument of identity and power.

From Cohen To Carson

Author: Ian Rae
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773574921
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From Cohen To Carson from the Author: Ian Rae. Detailed case studies of novels by Leonard Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, and Anne Carson, as well as sections on A.M. Klein and Anne Michaels, reveal how these authors framed their early novels according to formal precedents established in their poetry. In tracking the authors shift from lyric to long poem to novel, Rae also investigates their experiments with non-literary art forms - photography, painting, film. The authors discussed combine disparate genres and media to alter notions of narrative coherence in the novel and engage the diverse but fragmented cultural histories of Canadian society.

The Hurt Business

Author: Oliver Mayer
ISBN: 1879691841
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The Hurt Business from the Author: Oliver Mayer.

Ragas Of Longing

Author: Sam Solecki
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085436
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Ragas Of Longing from the Author: Sam Solecki. Solecki suggests that Ondaatje's poetry can be seen as constituting a relatively unified personal canon that has evolved with each book building on its predecessor while simultaneously preparing the groundwork for the following volume.

Writing Liverpool

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846310733
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Writing Liverpool from the Author: Michael Murphy. Beryl Bainbridge, Clive Barker, Terence Davies, and J. G. Farrell represent only a handful of the fascinating and provocative writers who have emerged from the Liverpool literary scene in the past seventy-five years. Published in commemoration of Liverpool’s 800th birthday in 2007 and in celebration of its status as a European City of Culture in 2008, Writing Liverpool presents a selection of essays and interviews with the filmmakers, journalists, cultural critics, and novelists who have called the city home—asking if there is a distinctive Liverpool voice, and if so, how we identify it.