Oklahoma Poems... and Their Poets

Author: Stephen Dunn,Nathan Brown,N. Scott Momaday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983738329

Category: American poetry

Page: 100

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An anthology edited by Nathan Brown, the 2013 - 2014 Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. It includes poems "about" Oklahoma that are written by natives, ex-pats, and visitors alike. These poems are an honest, and sometimes raw, look at the state's past and present by way of three chapters titled: People, Places, and Odds & Ends. Among the poets represented are Pulitzer winners Stephen Dunn and N. Scott Momaday, as well as Naomi Shihab Nye, Joy Harjo, George Bilgere, Ron Padgett, and many others.

Historical Atlas of Oklahoma

Author: Charles Robert Goins,Danney Goble,James H. Anderson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134833

Category: History

Page: 286

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A definitive reference explores 119 important aspects of Oklahoma history in this resource that examines each topic by pairing it with one or more maps that include explanatory legends, tables, and graphs, along with an interpretive essay to chart Oklahoma's rich and varied history.

The Social Life of Poetry

Appalachia, Race, and Radical Modernism

Author: C. Green

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230101690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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From Jewish publishers to Appalachian poets, Green s cultural study reveals the role of "Mountain Whites" in American racial history. Part One (1880-1935) explores the networks that created American pluralism, revealing Appalachia s essential role in shaping America s understanding of African Americans, Anglos, Jews, Southerners, and Immigrants. Drawing upon archival research and deft close readings of poems, Part Two (1934-1946) delves into the inner-workings of literary history and shows how diverse alliances used four books of poetry about Appalachia to change America s notion of race, region, and pluralism. Green starts with how Jesse Stuart and the Agrarians defended Southern whiteness, follows how James Still appealed to liberals, shows how Muriel Rukeyser put Appalachia at the center of anti-fascism, and ends with how Don West and the Progressives struggled to form interracial labor unions in the South.

The Poems of Hesiod

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806118468

Category: Poetry

Page: 150

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Hesiod is the first Greek and, therefore, the first European we can know as a real person, for, unlike Homer, he tells us about himself in his poems. Hesiod seems to have been a successful farmer and a rather gloomy though not humorless man. One suspects from his concern for the bachelor's lot and some rather unflattering remarks about women that he was never married. A close study of both poems reveals the same personality -that of a deeply religious man concerned with the problems of justice and fate.

Nations of Nothing But Poetry

Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Author: Matthew Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Modernism is typically associated with novelty and urbanity. So what happens when poets identify small communities and local languages with the spirit of transnational modernity? Are vernacular poetries inherently provincial or implicitly xenophobic? How did modernist poets use vernacular language to re-imagine the relations between people, their languages, and the communities in which they live? Nations of Nothing But Poetry answers these questions through case studies of British, Caribbean, and American poetries from the 1920s through the 1990s. With a combination of fresh insights and attentive close readings, Matthew Hart presents a new theory of a "synthetic vernacular"-writing that explores the aesthetic and ideological tensions within modernism's dual commitments to the local and the global. The result is an invigorating contribution to the field of transnational modernist studies. Chapters focus on a mixture of canonical and non-canonical writers, combining new literary histories--such as the story of how Melvin B. Tolson, while a resident of Oklahoma, was appointed Poet Laureate of Liberia--with analyses of poems by Gertrude Stein, W. H. Auden, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot. More broadly, the book reveals how the language of modernist poetry was shaped by the incompletely globalized nature of a world in which the nation-state continued to be a primary mediator of cultural and political identity, even as its authority was challenged as never before. Through deft juxtaposition, Hart develops a new interpretation of modernist poetry in English-one that disrupts the critical opposition between nationalism and the transnational, paving the way for a political history of modernist cosmopolitanism.

After Reading Everything

Author: Daniel Simon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908998545


Page: 88

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Poetry. AFTER READING EVERYTHING, the debut collection from Daniel Simon, represents the culmination of years of extensive reading and close observation. In this collection, Simon 'shows his work, ' charting the development of his mind as a reader and thinker, and walking us through the landscapes of 20th century poetry and the American High Plains with equal care and confidence. With keen wit, a perceptive eye, and a sensitive imagination, these poems mark an ambitious and mature debut

Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World

Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806132914

Category: Poetry

Page: 328

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In this first English-language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, Miguel León-Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by Grace Lobanov. Biographies of fifteen composers of Nahuatl verse and analyses of their work are followed by their extant poems in Nahuatl and in English.

Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Ellen Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136646

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 234

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Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form. This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.

Rabbit Dancing

A Poetry Memoir

Author: Freeda Richardson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781495355370


Page: 132

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Freeda Richardson is passionate about the power of stories and poems to transform us into becoming more compassionate and intuitive. Our stories show that we are more alike than we are different. Books are the great equalizers. This collection of her poetry includes vignettes of childhood, family, teaching, and legacy.

Red Clay

Poems & Stories

Author: Linda Hogan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 81

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The tales provide a reare and memorable picture of the rich and noble culture of the Chickasaws.

Handmaid to Divinity

Natural Philosophy, Poetry, and Gender in Seventeenth-century England

Author: Desiree Hellegers

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806131832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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In Handmaid to Divinity, Desiree Hellegers establishes seventeenth-century poetry as a critical resource for understanding the debates about natural philosophy, astronomy, and medicine during the Scientific Revolution. Hellegers provides important insights into seventeenth-century responses to the emergent discourses of western science and into the cultural roots of the current environmental crisis. Drawing on recent cultural and feminist critiques of science, Hellegers offers finely nuanced readings of John Donne’s Anniversaries, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Anne Finch’s The Spleen.

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome

An Anthology

Author: Ian Michael Plant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Despite a common perception that most writing in antiquity was produced by men, some important literature written by women during this period has survived. Edited by I. M. Plant, Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome is a comprehensive anthology of the surviving literary texts of women writers from the Graeco-Roman world that offers new English translations from the works of more than fifty women. From Sappho, who lived in the seventh century B.C., to Eudocia and Egeria of the fifth century A.D., the texts presented here come from a wide range of sources and span the fields of poetry and prose. Each author is introduced with a critical review of what we know about the writer, her work, and its significance, along with a discussion of the texts that follow. A general introduction looks into the problem of the authenticity of some texts attributed to women and places their literature into the wider literary and social contexts of the ancient Graeco-Roman world.


An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry

Author: George Economou

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 168137031X

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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It was out of medieval Provence—Proensa—that the ethos of courtly love emerged, and it was in the poetry of the Provençal troubadours that it found its perfect expression. Their poetry was also a central inspiration for Dante and his Italian contemporaries, propagators of the modern vernacular lyric, and seven centuries later it was no less important to the modernist Ezra Pound. These poems, a source to which poetry has returned again and again in search of renewal, are subtle, startling, earthy, erotic, and supremely musical. The poet Paul Blackburn studied and translated the troubadours for twenty years, and the result of that long commitment is Proensa, an anthology of thirty poets of the eleventh through thirteenth centuries, which has since established itself not only as a powerful and faithful work of translation but as a work of poetry in its own right. Blackburn’s Proensa, George Economou writes, “will take its place among Gavin Douglas’ Aeneid, Golding’s Metamorphoses, the Homer of Chapman, Pope, and Lattimore, Waley’s Japanese, and Pound’s Chinese, Italian, and Old English.”

Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s

Author: Reva Wolf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226904917

Category: Art

Page: 210

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Andy Warhol is usually remembered as the artist who said that he wanted to be a machine, and that no one need ever look further than the surface when evaluating him or his art. Arguing against this carefully crafted pop image, Reva Wolf shows that Warhol was in fact deeply emotionally engaged with the people around him and that this was reflected in his art. Wolf investigates the underground culture of poets, artists, and filmmakers who interacted with Warhol regularly. She claims that Warhol understood the literary imagination of his generation and that recognizing Warhol's literary activities is essential to understanding his art. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material, including interviews, personal and public archives, tape recordings, documentary photographs, and works of art, Wolf offers dramatic evidence that Warhol's interactions with writers functioned like an extended conversation and details how this process impacted his work. This highly original and fascinating study gives us fresh insight into Warhol's art as practice and reformulates the myth that surrounds this popular American artist.

Summer in the Spring

Anishinaabe Lyric Poems and Stories

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806125183

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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The Anishinaabe, otherwise named the Ojibwe or Chippewa, are famous for their lyric songs and stories, particularly because of their compassionate trickster, naanabozbo, and the healing rituals still practiced today in the society of the Midewiwin. The poems and tales, interpreted and reexpressed here by the distinguished Anishinaabe author Gerald Vizenor, were first transcribed more than a century ago by pioneering ethnographer Frances Densmore and Theodore Hudson Beaulieu, a newspaper editor on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. This superb anthology, illustrated with tribal pictomyths and helpfully annotated, includes translations and a glossary of the Anishinaabe words in which the poems and stories originally were spoken.

Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry

Author: Ronnie Ancona,Ellen Greene

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801881985

Category: History

Page: 372

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This new volume, the first to focus specifically on gender dynamics in Latin love poetry, moves beyond the polarized critical positions that argue that this poetry either confirms traditional gender roles or subverts them.