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  • Questions of Poeticsby Barrett Watten

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Questions of Poetics is Barrett Watten’s major reassessment of the political history, social formation, and literary genealogy of Language writing. A key participant in the emergent bicoastal poetic avant-garde as poet, editor, and publisher, Watten has developed, over three decades of writing in poetics, a sustained account of its theory and practice.... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Byron's Don Juanby Dougald B MacEachen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1970; Not Available

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • Poetics of the Literary Self-Portraitby Michel Beaujour

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 40.00

    A serious and independent contribution to the literature of autobiography. -- John SturrockFrench StudiesClearly a landmark study. It seems certain to provoke a great deal of productive debate among those concerned with any of the many issues it raises. -- Comparative Literature The literary self-portrait, often considered to be an ill- formed autobiography,... more...

  • Piano in the Vineyardby Jean Janzen

    Good Books 2004; US$ 9.95

              Once again, Jean Janzen writes mighty poems, finding those heart-stopping human moments for which there is no adequate language. Janzen, a National Endowment for the Arts winner, begins this newest collection of poetry with "Wailing in the Shower" and these arresting stanzas: "After the elation of giving birth, our new daughter fed and sleeping,... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson's Poemsby Mordecai Marcus

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1982; US$ 4.71

    These Notes focus on clarification of some eighty-five of Emily Dickinson's poems, chosen and emphasized largely according to the frequency of their appearance in eight standard anthologies, where the average number of her poems is fifty.  more...

  • Understanding Sharon Oldsby Russell Brickey; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; Not Available

    A thorough examination of the author’s deeply personal and often-controversial poetry more...

  • Public Poeticsby Bart Vautour; Erin Wunker; Travis V. Mason; Christl Verduyn

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2015; Not Available

    Public Poetics is a collection of essays and poems that asks hard questions about who and what count as “publics” in Canada. Critical essays stand alongside poetry as visual and editorial reminders of the cross-pollination required in thinking through both poetry and poetics. more...

  • Ornithologies of Desireby Travis V. Mason

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Ornithologies of Desire develops ecocritical reading strategies that engage scientific texts, field guides, and observation. Focusing on poetry about birds and birdwatching, this book argues that attending to specific details about the physical world when reading environmentally conscious poetry invites a critical humility in the face of environmental... more...

  • Robert Bloomfield, Romanticism and the Poetry of Communityby Simon J. White

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Robert Bloomfield, whom John Clare described as 'the most original poet of the age,' was a widely read and critically acclaimed poet throughout the first decade of the nineteenth century, and remained popular until the beginning of the twentieth century. Yet until now, no modern critic has undertaken a full-length study of his poetry and its contexts.... more...

  • Amy Lowell, Diva Poetby Melissa Bradshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as a major figure in the modern American poetry movement, Melissa Bradshaw uses theories of the diva and female celebrity to account for Lowell's extraordinary literary influence in the early twentieth century and her equally extraordinary disappearance from American letters after her death. Recognizing Amy Lowell... more...