The Work of PoetryBook - 1997
One of the twentieth century's most distinguished poets and critics presents a collection of new and seminal essays treating such topics as the poetry of John Ashbery, the relationship between poetry and the individual, and the definition of a poet. UP.
Columbia Univ Pr
New and classic essays by one of America's most distinguished contemporary poet-critics,The Work of Poetry surveys an extraordinary range of poets, from Dante to May Swenson, and George Meredith to Marianne Moore, as well as works from the Psalms toA Child's Garden of Verses.
New and classic essays by one of America's most distinguished contemporary poet-critics, The Work of Poetry surveys an extraordinary range of poets, from Dante to May Swenson, and George Meredith to Marianne Moore, as well as works from the Psalms to A Child's Garden of Verses. By turns generous and uncompromising, Hollander champions the enduring force of poetry against the incursion of fashionable writing. This is an elegant, uncompromising affirmation of the extraordinary powers of poetic imagination from a poet whose poems have been hailed by J.D. McClatchy as "ways of thinking on paper."
A collection of new and classic essays, from the 1950s to the 1990s, touching on poetic originality and the power of poetic language, and criticizing modern university literature and writing programs. Part I explores the nature of poetry and the poet, while Part II examines the relationship between poems and the individual poet or reader. Part III deals with poets themselves, with readings of work by poets including Walt Whitman, Robert Penn Warren, Lewis Carroll, and May Swenson. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Collects twenty-three essays by the well-known poet and critic that take on the whole genre of poetry, showing the author's approach and priorities in reading poetic texts