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  • 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...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle; Richard Janko

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1987; US$ 14.95

    Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek. Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus , which is argued to be a summary of the lost second... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    In the Italian sonnet, the rhyme schemes (abba, abba, cde, cde) and (abba, abba, cdc, dcd) can be analysed as the concatenation of an octave and a sestet. Without this bipartite structure, the Italian sonnet would be too complex to be perceptible. The French sonnet, with its usual forms (abba, abba, ccd, eed) and (abba, abba, ccd, ede), respects this... more...

  • The Craft of Poetryby Derek Attridge; Henry Staten

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    This book presents an innovative format for poetry criticism that its authors call "dialogical poetics." This approach shows that readings of poems, which in academic literary criticism often look like a product of settled knowledge, are in reality a continual negotiation between readers. But Derek Attridge and Henry Staten agree to rein in their... 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 1998; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    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...

  • Dichtungstheorien der Aufklärungby Henning Boetius

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 112.27

    Dichtungstheorien Der Aufklarung. more...

  • The Transformation of Plato's Republicby Kenneth Dorter

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 48.99

    Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also traces Plato's tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid... more...

  • Formal Approaches to Poetryby B. Elan Dresher; Nila Friedberg

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 179.66

    This volume represents some of the most exciting current thinking on the theory of meter. It includes papers from leading experts in the field, including Nigel Fabb, Kristin Hanson, Paul Kiparsky, Marina Tarlinskaja, Barry Scherr, among others. The book focuses on a wide variety of languages, including English, Finnish, Estonian, Russian,... more...

  • How Poems Thinkby Reginald Gibbons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    To write or read a poem is often to think in distinctively poetic ways?guided by metaphors, sound, rhythms, associative movement, and more. Poetry?s stance toward language creates a particular intelligence of thought and feeling, a compressed articulation that expands inner experience, imagining with words what cannot always be imagined without them.... more...