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  • Towards a Typology of Poetic Formsby Jean-Louis Aroui; Andy Arleo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    Metrics is often defined as a discipline that concerns itself with the study of meters. In this volume the term is used in a broader sense that more or less coincides with the traditional notion of ?versification?. Understood this way, metrics is an eminently complex object that displays variation over time and in space, that concerns forms of a great... more...

  • Poetry as Researchby David Ian Hanauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Poetry as Research develops an approach that allows poetry writing to be used as a research method for exploring questions relating to second language learners and more broadly for studies within the humanities and social sciences. The book investigates the characteristics of poetry writing and situates poetry writing as a qualitative, arts-based,... more...

  • Poetry For Dummiesby The Poetry Center; John Timpane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter... more...

  • Attack of the Difficult Poemsby Charles Bernstein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Charles Bernstein is our postmodern jester of American poesy, equal part surveyor of democratic vistas and scholar of avant-garde sensibilities. In a career spanning thirty-five years and forty books, he has challenged and provoked us with writing that is decidedly unafraid of the tensions between ordinary and poetic language, and between everyday... more...

  • Close Listeningby Charles Bernstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 38.99

    Close Listening brings together seventeen strikingly original essays, especially written for this volume, on the poetry reading, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of poetry is as old as poetry itself, critical attention to modern and postmodern poetry performance has been surprisingly slight. This volume,... more...

  • The Poet's Freedomby Susan Stewart

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western culture? The MacArthur Award–winning poet and critic Susan Stewart ponders these questions in The Poet’s Freedom . Through a series of evocative essays, she not only argues that freedom is necessary... more...

  • Groundworkby Amanda Jernigan

    Biblioasis 2011; US$ 14.95

    Groundwork heralds an important new poetic voice, stock to buy early and hold. more...

  • Sleeping on the Wingby Kenneth Koch; Kate Farrell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    Selections from the work of twenty-three modern poets, from Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to Gary Snyder and Leroi Jones, including translations of poems by five European poets. more...

  • Industrial Poeticsby Joe Amato

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Through a dizzying array of references to subjects ranging from engineering to poetry, on-the-job experiences in academia and industry, conflicts between working-class and intellectual labor, the privatization of universities, and the contradictions of the modern environment, Joe Amato?s Industrial Poetics mounts a boisterous call for poetry communities... more...

  • Uncreative Writingby Kenneth Goldsmith

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship... more...