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  • De glanzende kiemcelby S. Vestdijk

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 51.75

    De herfst bouwt veel kerktorens bij,' zo begint het sonnet dat Simon Vestdijk in de wintermaanden van 1942 schreef, aan het slot van een reeks van acht lezingen die hij vervolgens in het kamp Sint Michelsgestel voor zijn medegijzelaars zou houden. Dat sonnet, dat de werkplaats van de dichter voor zijn gehoor op fascinerende wijze voor bezichtiging... more...

  • Phenomenal Readingby Brian M. Reed

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The essays in Phenomenal Reading entice readers to cross accepted barriers, and highlight the work of poets who challenge language-as-usual in academia and the culture at large.   Phenomenal Reading is comprised of essays that are central to how best to read poetry.... more...

  • The Darkness of the Presentby Steve McCaffery

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the “contemporary” in the field of poetics.   In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present , poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Groundworkby Amanda Jernigan

    Biblioasis 2011; US$ 14.95

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

  • Die Erneuerung der poetischen Spracheby Judit Arokay

    Iudicium Verlag 2011; US$ 22.32

    Die poetologische Tradition in Japan eröffnet Perspektiven auf kulturhistorisch zentrale Themen, die weit über die dichterische Praxis einzelner Epochen hinausreichen. Zwar sind die Poetiken immer auch Anleitungen zum Dichten, es zeigt sich aber, dass dort zugleich sehr grundsätzliche Fragen verhandelt werden: Was zeichnet dichterische Sprache aus,... 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...