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A companion to poetic genre

Author: Erik Martiny
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"A Companion to Poetic Genre brings together over 40 contributions from leading academics to provide critical overviews of poetic genres and their modern adaptations. Covers a large range of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, Ireland, North America, Japan and the Caribbea Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most recent renderings The only full-length critical collection to deal with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to poetic genre.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2011026045
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Martiny
ISBN: 9781444344288 1444344285 9781118482063 1118482069
OCLC Number: 759159337
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 632 pages).
Contents: "To get the news from poems": poetry as genre / Jahan Ramazani --
What was New Formalism? / David Caplan --
Meter / Peter L. Groves --
The stanza: echo chambers / Debra Fried --
Trying to praise the mutilated world: the contemporary American ode / Ann Keniston --
English elegies / Neil Roberts --
The self-elegy: narcissistic nostalgia or proleptic postmortem? / Eve C. Sorum --
Free verse and formal: the English ghazal / Lisa Sewell --
On "the beat inevitable": the ballad / Romana Huk --
Oddity or tour de force? The sestina / Nicole Ollier --
The rondeau: stil doing the rounds / Maria Johnston --
Weaving close turns and counter turns: the villanelle / Karen Jackson Ford --
Looping the loop: Terza rima / George Szirtes --
Ottava rima: quietly facetious upon everything / Michael Hinds --
"Named airs": American sonnets (Stevens to Bidart) / Meg Tyler --
African American sonnets: voicing justice and personal dignity / Jeff Westover --
The liberties of blank verse / Patrick Jackson --
Arcs of movement: the heroic couplet / David Wheatley --
In a sea of indeterminacy: fourteen ways of looking at Haiku / Peter Harris --
On the pantoum, and the pantunite element in poetry / Geoff Ward --
"Gists and piths": the free-verse revolution in contemporary American poetry / Marie-Christine Lemardeley --
The emergent prose poem / Andy Brown --
Concrete/visual poetry / Fiona McMahon --
Poems that count: procedural poetry / Hélène Aji --
Modes of found poetry / Lacy Rumsey --
"Horny morning mood": the Aubade and Alba / Kit Fryatt --
Nox consilium and the dark night of the soul: the nocturne / Erik Martiny --
Heaney, Virgil, and contemporary Katabasis / Rachel Falconer --
The aisling / Bernard O'Donoghue --
The printed voice / Yann Tholoniat --
Rewriting the people's newspaper: Trinidadian calypso after 1956 / John Thieme --
Tragicomic mode in modern American poetry: "Awful but cheerful" / Bonnie Costello --
Parnassus in pillory: satirical verse / Todd Nathan Thompson --
Poetry and its occasions: "Undoing the folded lie" / Stephen Wilson --
On verse letters / Philip Coleman --
"Containing history": epic poetry and revisions of the genre / Alex Runchman --
T.S. Eliot and the short long poem / Jennifer Clarvoe --
Making war poetry contemporary / Rainer Emig --
Bestiary USA: the modern American bestiary poem / Jo Gill --
"From Arcadia to Bunyah": mutation and diversity in the pastoral mode / Karina Williamson --
Another green world: contemporary garden poetry / Mark Scroggins --
Scenic, or topographical, poetry / Stephen Burt --
Ekphrastic poetry: in and out of the museum / Jonathan Ellis.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Erik Martiny.


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If there is some conceptual wobble in the nature of this undertaking, this Companion is nevertheless a useful, informative and yes companionable volume on which its editor may be congratulated. Read more...

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