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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On Voice in Poetryby David Nowell Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    What do we mean by 'voice' in poetry? In this work, David Nowell Smith teases out the diverse meanings of 'voice', from a poem's soundworld to the rhetorical gestures through which poems speak to us, in order to embark on a philosophical exploration of the concept of voice itself. more...

  • Spatial Engagement with Poetryby Heather H. Yeung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Drawing from a broad range of contemporary British poets, including Thomas Kinsella, Kathleen Jamie, and Alice Oswald, this study examines the inherently spatial and affective nature of our engagement with poetry. Adding to the expanding field of geocritical studies, Yeung specifically discusses ideas of space and constructions of voice in poetry. more...

  • Poetics Journal Digital Archiveby Lyn Hejinian; Barrett Watten

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    A complete archive of the ten issues Poetics Journal more...

  • The Verbal Iconby W.K. Wimsatt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The sixteen essays in this volume form a series of related focuses upon various levels and areas of literary criticism. W.K. Wimsatt's assumption is that practice and theory of both the past and the present are integrally related-that there is a continuity in the materials of criticism-that a person who studies poetry today has a critical concern,... more...

  • Leopardi and the Theory of Poetryby G. Singh

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this first detailed and comprehensive account of Leopardi's theory of poetry, G. Singh assesses both the literary and critical attainments of a poet whose eminence ranks him with Dante and Petrarch. Singh's analysis, which employs extensive reference to Leopardi's work in order to illustrate the author's own comments, sets forth Leopardi's views... more...

  • Singularity and Transnational Poeticsby Birgit Mara Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Over the past decade ?singularity? has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature.... more...

  • Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Textsby Elena Semino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts introduces an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts. The book demonstrates in detail three ways of approaching poetic... more...

  • Rethinking Khayyaamismby Khodadad Kaviani

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani is an associate professor and education program director at Central Washington University. He has produced music CDs that highlight the ancient Iranian and Zoroastrian traditions. His areas of research include Middle Eastern politics and culture, and the intersection of curriculum and ideology. more...