Circumstances Beyond Our Control
Paperback ISBN: 0801883784
Robert Phillips is a prominent member of America's neglected "transition generation" of poets -- those born in the late 1930s and early 1940s. His work has been included in many anthologies and textbooks. He gathers for his seventh full-length collection his best poems of the past six years, from dramatic monologues to personal lyrics. While most are free-verse, there are also sonnets, a villanelle, a ballade, an abecedarian, found poems, prose poems, haiku, and clerihews. Divided into three sections -- "Fire and Obsession," "A Little Light Music," and "Rituals" -- this new volume reveals Phillips's playfulness and good humor, his high intelligence, and his musicality.
Fooling With Words
A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
Paperback ISBN: 0688177921
A collection of poems and conversations with poets at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival presents a fascinating picture of how poets create their art, in an anthology that explores the significance of poetry in modern live. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Making of a Sonnet
A Norton Anthology
Hardcover ISBN: 0393058719
A celebratory anthology of the sonnet traces its development through more than five centuries, in a volume that evaluates the sonnet's rise and fall throughout history as well as the numerous ways in which esteemed poets interpreted the sonnet form. 25,000 first printing.
On the Walls and in the Streets
American Poetry Broadsides from the 1960s
Paperback ISBN: 0252066243
James Sullivan presents a brief history of American poetry broadsides from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. He then explores the extensive use of the broadside during one era, the 1960s, showing how it refigured the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, and others and situating it for specific cultural uses within the social and political struggles of the times. Sullivan's introduction lays out the project's theoretical groundwork in the cultural studies movement and surveys the history of the broadside in North America since the advent of printing.
Speak to Me Words
Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 0816523495
US scholars of literature, most with Native American heritage, examine specific works and poets, and general themes. Their topics include poems as maps in American Indian women's writing, the doubleweaving of homeland and identity in the poetry of Marilou Awiakta, and the epic lyric. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)