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

View: 1982


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Main Street Oklahoma

Stories of Twentieth-Century America

Author: Linda W. Reese,Patricia Loughlin

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150548

Category: History

Page: 288

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Oklahoma historian Angie Debo once observed that all the forces of United States history have come to bear in the development of the Sooner State. This collection of essays provides a series of snapshots reflecting both the singularity of the Oklahoma experience and the state’s connections to America’s broader history. Spanning the Civil War era and the present, this book develops historic themes as varied as the causes of Indian land dispossession, the Statehood Day wedding ceremony, the oil industry’s environmental impact, the Tulsa Race Riot, labor relations during the New Deal, the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment, the state’s unique Native artistic traditions, and its musical landscape. Oklahomans have always represented multiple races and cultures, lived in big cities or small towns or on farms, and promoted prosperity and cultural achievement while battling poverty and ignorance. The American Main Street has been the site not only of the best principles of community spirit and traditional values but also of shocking cases of prejudice and violence. Rather than shrinking from difficult subjects, Main Street Oklahoma describes the state’s abundant human, natural, and cultural resources, paying tribute to the true grit of Oklahomans, but also exploring some of the more troubling moments in Oklahoma’s past. The editors and contributors provide engaging perspectives on the state’s rich and diverse history.

Guide to Manuscripts in the Western History Collections of the University of Oklahoma

Author: University of Oklahoma. Western History Collections

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134734

Category: History

Page: 439

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The University of Oklahoma's Western History Collections were established in 1927 to gather and preserve records for scholarly research in anthropology, Native American studies, Oklahoma history and the history of the American West. This guide describes manuscript collections which include papers from pioneers and later prominent citizens including businessmen, educators, Native American leaders, historians and anthropologists. The manuscripts cover a variety of subjects such as cowboys and the cattle industry, the Five Civilized Tribes, frontier life, missionaries in Indian Territory, the oil industry and the history of transportation in the West.

Word Pictures

The Poetry and Art of Art Therapists

Author: Bruce L. Moon,Robert Schoenholtz

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 039807528X

Category: Psychology

Page: 213

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Comments are included on motivations for writing, inspiration, the significance of works in the text, and how poetry writing is incorporated in their personal and professional lives. Word Pictures: The Poetry and Art of Art Therapists is an effort to give voice to the poetic underpinnings of an art therapist's identity."--BOOK JACKET.

Handbook of Native American Literature

Author: Andrew Wiget

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815325864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 598

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Collects essays on the oral literatures of Native Americans, covering revitalization movements, myth and religion, and humor in Native American culture

Aztec Thought and Culture

A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind

Author: Miguel León-Portilla

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188561

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards in 1519, there was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. During that long span of time a cultural evolution took place which saw a high development of the arts and literature, the formulation of complex religious doctrines, systems of education, and diverse political and social organization. The rich documentation concerning these people, commonly called Aztecs, includes, in addition to a few codices written before the Conquest, thousands of folios in the Nahuatl or Aztec language written by natives after the Conquest. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions. The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. They concern the origin of the universe and of life, conjectures on the mystery of God, the possibility of comprehending things beyond the realm of experience, life after death, and the meaning of education, history, and art. The philosophy of the Nahuatl wise men, which probably stemmed from the ancient doctrines and traditions of the Teotihuacans and Toltecs, quite often reveals profound intuition and in some instances is remarkably “modern.” This English edition is not a direct translation of the original Spanish, but an adaptation and rewriting of the text for the English-speaking reader.