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John Donne's relationship with noble and gentle ladies during the early years of the reign of .. A. Shapiro, "The Text of Donne's Letters to Severall . and appropriateness of the poems to the Countess of Bedford. For if Helen Gardner's textual criticism of two verse letters is much of face and wisdom of words" (Jud. Helen Kate Shapiro (born 28 September ) is an English pop singer, jazz singer and . Helen Shapiro has been married since 31 August to John Judd (real name, John Williams), an actor with numerous roles in British television and. Centers, Institutes, and Resources. Samek Art Museum. The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters.
But when decriers of the decline make MFA programs their whipping boy they misunderstand the role such programs play in the distancing of poet from audience. The work of Herodotus might be put into verse, and it would still be a species of history, with metre no less than without it.
The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other what may happen. Poetry, therefore, is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: Technopoetics in the Vortex. Edited by Claudia Rankine and Juliana Spahr.
It is illegitimate, owever, for them to obscure the nature of the choices they've made and pretend that other tendencie do not exist in contemporary American poetry. It is disinenuous for them to pretend that their book created itself by means of a kind of natural selection while they stood back and watched 'language discover its possibilities.
He painted his surrounds as they looked, and they happened to look cozy. But the coziness is deceiving" Oberlin College Press, I believe that most poets will go to almost any lengths to conceal their own reluctant, scanty insights both from others and from themselves. Paying attention to how you do it is like stopping in the middle of any other totally involving and pleasurable activity to observe yourself suspended in the fatal inner mirror: Oxford University Press, The Artist as Don Quixote.
Edited by Karl Shapiro. Balestrini, Nanni and others.
Edited by Umbro Appolonio. Poetics Across North America. What Do We Not See? Without thought, art ould certainly not exist" Edited by Donald Allen and Warren Tallman. Anne Waldman and Laura Wright. Coffee House Press, That obligation is to pull this motherfucker down" Poetics and Politics in Action. Anne Waldman and Lisa Birman. Avant-Garde Poetics of the s. It was to have been a garden, and it is a battlefield, it was to have been the moonlight and it is the sun The function of the classical poet is not therefore to find new words, with more body or more brilliance, but to follow the order of an ancient ritual, to perfect the symmetry or the conciseness of a relation, to bring a thought exactly within the compass of a metre" Poets on the Art of Poetry Three Drafts of a Preface.
Otherwise, he would be a mere mortal" Yes, it denies an 'irritable reaching after fact and reason. Poetry counters truth with falsity, counters clarity with drunkenness, memory with forgetting" The Force of What's Possible: On Romanticism as Radical Praxis.
Julie Carr and Jeffrey C. An Anthology of Contemporary Innovative Poetries. Edited by Reginald Shepherd. Bee, Susan [Susan Bee Laufer]. Bits of scraps, cotton, buttons, etc.
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Bee, Susan [Laufer] and Charles Bernstein. I choose the ugly as well as the beautiful, knowing it will all be beautiful soon enough" Essays on the Art of Poetry. Paul Mariani and George Murphy.
In Memory of David Wojnarowicz. Edited by Craig Dworkin. Recent Writings in Poetics. North Atlantic Books, Looking Ahead to See Backward. Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry. Thomas Fink and Judith Halden-Sullivan. Untitled piece on Kerouac.
Biddinger, Mary and John Gallaher. The Grail of the Voice. Edited by Jerome Rothenburg and David Guss. Towards a New American Poetics: Edited by Ekbert Faas. Black Sparrow Press, Borges, Jorge Luis and others. Modern Essays on Prosody. A Translucent Imperative for Poetry. Edited by Daniel G. Burliuk, David and others. Maya Angelou on the Inaugural Stage. Accent of Images and Words.
And that purpose is to allow us these proximities" Poetics or or Politics. I liked much less the radiation deformities and murdered children. They felt added for seriousness and bigness and epic quality. Or perhaps there to screen the writer's honest nostalgia and his fairly simple main story lines. My favorite character not counting Jedgar is Bronzini, a cuckolded school teacher and chess mentor, who is a Walker in the Bronx: He enjoys his world with his senses and his sadness and his appreciation and sensitivity.
He's a wonderful character, but he's part of the Bronx story, and, again, everything in the streets and tenements of Italian Irish Bronx is terrific. Other parts just got tiresome with their long efforts to make the familiar unfamiliar, as if observed for the first time. Overdone, this kind of dense description becomes bombast if not logorrhea.
Honestly, I think It would have been a wonderful novel at one third the length. Kid Soup by Belinda Anderson. This middle grade novel has my new favorite villain, Wanda Lovecraft who is optimistic and upbeat and determined to feast on the local children.
Jackson, the hero, is her equal in determination, although not in good cheer. His life isn't easy, even without Wanda.
His parents criticize him for all the wrong reasons, and he doesn't seem to have any friends. There's a bully who's after him, of course, but my favorite thing about him is that he wears a hearing aid and occasionally loses a word or misses something important.
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Poor Jackson, smart but not honored for it, constantly misunderstood, and forced to eschew sweets because they make him smell attractive to Wanda. Meanwhile, Wanda pops up again and again like the repeated appearances of the mole in a whac-a-mole game.
Time after time poor benighted Jackson thinks he has bested her, but she comes back to torment him and try to eat him and his friends. But the good news is that Jackson finally has some friends and allies. This happens as he keeps trying to save the children and defeat the witch without telling any adults, of course and also without using violence. He ends up with at least three friends plus a cat and a deeper relationship with his possibly demented but maybe just shell-shocked grandfather.
One of my favorite moments, though, is when Wanda argues that she is simply a predator: It's an argument that has appeal, especially when put forth by such an enthusiast. Of course, in the end Wanda is finally defeated— but with just enough wiggle room that there might be a sequel, which I, for one, look forward to.
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I also gobbled up shades of Witchy Wanda a tetralogy of dragon novels by fantasy queen, or at least duchess, Robin Hobb: The first one, Dragon Keeper, blew me away and had me buying the others, on Kindle, and I liked them, but like many of these series, the first one is best. Sometimes the stories drift, there is unfinished business, changes of direction. She minimizes battles and gore which is good or bad depending on tastebut I'd say this makes the violence stronger when it occurs In one section from a particular character's point of view, he gets his leg eaten by a dragon, followed by the rest of him.
The dragons are terrific: To this undomesticated quality, Hobb adds great intelligence and beauty, and I'd say the dragons are more interesting characters than the people. There are a lot of good concept fantasy bits: There is a nice idea of how people who live near dragons are "changed" and given scales and wattles.
Hobb writes a lot, as required by her profession and her fans, and sometimes writes thinly, throwing away one interesting thread in order to follow a new idea.
This makes for easy reading, but towards the end of the fourth book I was feeling like a kid the morning after trick-or-treating. I also wanted to draw everyone's attention to collections by two witty Appalachian columnists: The State of My State: Shelby, whose book has a foreword by Gurney Norman, is from Eastern Kentucky, and she has publish ed many books of poems and books for children. One man in Ohio asked me if I ate possum much.
I about choked on my pasta salad. O'Leary is a playwright and marketing consultant from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and his essays are more formal, at least in word play, than Shelby's, but he is treating many of the same issues that all Appalachians deal with on a daily basis. One article is called "Coal Was West Virginia.
He writes about West Virginian politicians, good and bad, and offers a view of my home state that isn't sanguine, but is full of love. Keep up with O'Leary's current work at www. Early on in this collection of memory pieces Childers comments on memory and story telling by saying, "I sit and listen, like the robin in the dogwood, gleaning nuances from each telling of each story.
Each self-contradicting version builds a broader space where the truth can reside, but the truer truth lies in the telling. The book is also an informal study and narrative of the fundamentalist Christian community in West Virginia in which Childers grew up, and, of course, of her family.
She writes, "With faith, you don't need everything else to make sense.