Inciting Poetics

Thinking and Writing Poetry

Author: Jeanne Heuving,Tyrone Williams

Publisher: Recencies Series: Research and

ISBN: 9780826360465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 9210


The essays in Inciting Poetics provide provocative answers to the book's opening question, "What are poetics now?" Authored by some of the most important contemporary poets and critics, the essays present new theoretical and practical approaches to poetry and poetics that address current topics and approaches in the field as well as provide fresh readings of a number of canonical poets. The four sections--"What is Poetics?," "Critical Interventions," "Cross-Cultural Imperatives," and "Digital, Capital, and Institutional Frames"--create a basis on which both experienced readers and newcomers can build an understanding of how to think and write about poetry. The diverse voices throughout the collection are both informative and accessible and offer a rich exploration of multiple approaches to thinking and writing about poetry today.

Exploring Poetry

Writing and Thinking about Poetry

Author: Frank Madden

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321088949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 8195


Relying on engaging selections, a strong emphasis on the writing process, and a visually appealing design, Exploring Poetry puts forth a guiding philosophy that a reader's personal response to poetry forms the foundation of his or her literary experience. This book presents a comprehensive coverage of both reading and writing of poetry. Writing assignments and prompts stimulate critical thinking about works of literature. "Two Readers, Two Choices" feature illustrates diversity of opinion and the various ways in which poetry can be read. This alphabetically arranged anthology covers a broad selection of classic and contemporary poetry. Additional features include a case study on poems and painting, author photos, a glossary of literary terms, an overview of literary criticism and advice on research and documentation. For anyone interested in poetry and literature.

The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

2nd Edition

Author: Rhian Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441106898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 7596


With examples from an extensive range of poets from Chaucer to today, The Poetry Toolkit offers simple and clear explanations of key terms, genres and concepts that enable readers to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poems. Combining an easy-to-use reference format defining and illustrating key concepts, forms and topics, with in-depth practice readings and further exercises, the book helps students master the study of poetry for themselves. Now in its second edition, The Poetry Toolkit includes a wider range of examples from contemporary poetry and more American poetry. In addition, an extended close reading section now offers practice comparative readings of the kind students are most likely to be asked to undertake, as well as readings informed by contemporary environmental and urban approaches. The book is also supported by extensive online resources, including podcasts, weblinks, guides to further reading and advanced study guides to reading poetry theoretically.

Between Philosophy and Poetry

Writing, Rhythm, History

Author: Massimo Verdicchio,Robert Burch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826482983

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 7911


Examines the difference between philosophy and poetry. This book explores three areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and historical understanding; and, how rhythm marks the differential spaces in poetry and philosophy.

Thinking and Singing

Poetry and the Practice of Philosophy

Author: Robert Bringhurst,Tim Lilburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781896951386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 7893


Investigations into the role and importance of poetry in the culture of the mind and consciousness by some of our foremost practitioners of the art. Tim Lilburn and his interlocutors have been carrying on their "five-pointed conversation" about the relationship between poetry and philosophy for over a decade. The results of the moveable discussion have been delivered in a collection of impecably written essays, each one stamped with the artistic personality of the author.

Making Your Own Days

The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 4686


Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

The Bedford Introduction to Literature

Reading, Thinking, Writing

Author: Michael Meyer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312452827

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2256

View: 7005


The Bedford Introduction to Literature responds to the teaching and learning needs of all kinds of literature classrooms -- and composition courses where literature is a focus. Author Michael Meyer understands that a particular challenge for instructors is that students do not necessarily see literature as relevant to their lives. They may be new to the study of literature, may have difficulty reading it, and may lack confidence in their critical abilities and writing skills. With these factors in mind, Meyer has put together a lively collection of stories, poems, and plays from many periods, cultures, and themes, with voices ranging from the traditional to the latest and hottest contemporary authors. As an experienced anthologist and instructor of literature, Meyer has a knack for choosing enticing selections -- including humorous works and readings from popular culture -- that students both enjoy and respond to. Complementing this unparalleled collection are proven editorial features that offer students real help with reading, appreciating, and writing about literature. The Bedford Introduction to Literature is a book designed to bring literature to life -- and to make students life-long readers.

Writing about Literature - Second Edition

A Guide for the Student Critic

Author: W.F. Garrett-Petts

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 2317


Writing about Literature introduces students to critical reading and writing through a thorough and engaging discussion of the field, but also through exercises, interviews, exemplary student and scholarly essays, and visual material. It offers students an insider’s guide to the language, issues, approaches, styles, assumptions, and traditions that inform the writing of successful critical essays, and aims to make student writers a part of the world of professional literary criticism. Much of the discussion is structured around ways to analyze and respond to a single work, Stephen Crane’s story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” This second edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on “Reading and Writing About Poetry”; the chapter uses Robert Kroetsch’s poem “This Part of the Country” as the unit of analysis and includes an interview with the poet about his process.

Composing Poetry

A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781524957254


Page: N.A

View: 1024


Thinking Poetry

Readings in Contemporary Women’s Exploratory Poetics

Author: Lynn Keller

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587298678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 2562


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What Is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781536201598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6393


Celebrated poet and critic Michael Rosen takes readers on a whirlwind tour exploring what poems are, what they can do, and the joys of reading and writing them. For thousands of years, people have been writing poetry. But what is poetry? Award-winning wordsmith Michael Rosen has spent decades thinking about that question, and in this helpful guide he shares his insights with humor, knowledge, and appreciation -- appreciation for poetry and appreciation for twenty-first-century children embarking on their own poetic journeys. Young readers are invited to join him on a welcoming exploration of the British poetic canon, replete with personal insights into what the renowned poet thinks about as he writes and advice on writing their own poetry. When he's finished, readers will be able to say with confidence: this is poetry. Included in this accessible handbook are writing tips, analyses of classic poems, and an appendix of poets and useful websites.

Poetics Journal Digital Archive

Author: Lyn Hejinian,Barrett Watten

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1755

View: 6266


The highly influential Poetics Journal, whose ten issues were published between 1982 and 1998, contributed to the surge of interest in the practice of poetics. Edited by internationally recognized poet/critics Lyn Hejinian and Barrett Watten, the journal presents major conversations and debates, and invites readers to expand on the critical and creative engagements they represent. This archive re-presents virtually all the articles originally published in Poetics Journal, organized alphabetically by author and in searchable form. It features indexes by contributors, keywords, and volume. The writing that appeared in Poetics Journal reflects the development of a range of creative and critical approaches in avant-garde poetry and art over two decades. In making this content newly available, the editors hope to preserve the generative enthusiasm for innovative writing and art it represents, while encouraging new uses and contexts. A Guide to Poetics Journal is also available, see for more information.

Writing Poetry

Creative and Critical Approaches

Author: Chad Davidson,Gregory Fraser

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230008120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 4152


Writing Poetry combines an accessible introduction to the essential elements of the craft, with a critical awareness of its underpinnings. The authors argue that separating the making of poems from critical thinking about them is a false divide and encourage students to become accomplished critics and active readers of poetic texts.

Thinking Poetry

Author: Peter Nicholls,Peter Boxall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134918216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 903


This collection brings together some of the most prominent critics of contemporary poetry and some of the most significant poets working in the English language today, to offer a critical assessment of the nature and function of poetic thought. Working at once with questions of form, literary theory and philosophy, this volume gives an extraordinarily diverse, original and mobile account of the kind of ‘thinking’ that poetry can do. The conviction that moves through the collection as a whole is that poetry is not an addition to thought, nor a vehicle to express a given idea, nor an ornamental language in which thinking might find itself couched. Rather, all the essays suggest that poetry itself thinks, in ways that other forms of expression cannot, thus making new intellectual, political and cultural formulations possible. This book was originally published as a special issue of Textual Practice.

Exploring Literature

Writing and Arguing about Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay

Author: Frank Madden

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321366306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1372

View: 1043


Featuring culturally rich and diverse literature, this anthology weaves critical thinking into every facet of its writing apparatus and guides students through the process of crafting their personal responses to literature into persuasive arguments. With engaging selections, provocative themes, and comprehensive coverage of writing, Madden's anthology is sure to capture the reader's imagination.Exploring Literatureopens with five chapters dedicated to writing and arguing about literature. An anthology follows, organized around five themes. Each thematic unit includes an ethnically diverse collection of short stories, poems, plays, and essays, as well as a case study that explores literature from various perspectives. For anyone interested in reading and reacting to compelling literature.

How to Write a Poem

Author: Cecilia Minden,Kate Roth

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1610800311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3134


Writing poems can help teach new ways of thinking about words and their meanings. A poet must consider the sound of the words written on the page. Readers will use the activities in this book to develop their poetry writing skills.

Creativity and the Poetic Mind

Author: Jean Tobin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820469447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 2411


"Creativity and the Poetic Mind" mingles the voices of well-known writers such as Nikki Giovanni, Donald Hall, John Koethe, Marge Piercy, and Robert Pinsky with newer voices, and includes engaging excerpts from interviews with thirty-eight American poets. Within a sustained argument about creative states of mind, this book innovatively presents and explores the technique of -going to the place- as more reliable in writing poetry than waiting for -inspiration-. It explains why poets frequently believe that talking about their own poetry may damage their creativity and why, for centuries, inspiration has seemed to come from somewhere beyond the poet. In addition, it discusses the practicality of poets' thinking that -being creative- and -writing poetry- are two separate skills: inspiration is unreliable, but experienced poets create daily."

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576467

Category: History

Page: 887

View: 6926


The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry offers an authorative collection of original essays and is an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics.

Poetry Mentor Texts

Making Reading and Writing Connections, K-8

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109498

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 1428


"In Poetry Mentor Texts, Lynne and Rose show teachers how to use poems in both reading and writing workshops and across content areas. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, this practical book explores a variety of poetic forms, including poems that inspire response, list poems, acrostic poems, persona poems, and poems for two voices--versatile forms of poetry that can be used in every grade. Each of these poetic forms has its own chapter featuring five poems with applications for both reading and writing classrooms. Reading connections present skills and strategies to move students forward as readers, helping them to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Writing connections help students and teachers discover their own voices and grow as poets and wordsmiths as they try out many poetic forms. Poems help students at all grade levels learn to better address complex reading texts, offering them a chance to dig deeper and use higher-order thinking skills. Additionally, Your Turn writing lessons provide a scaffold for seamlessly moving from modeling to the shared or guided experience and the transfer to independent work. The Treasure Chest offers a brief annotation of the poems discussed in each chapter as well as companion pieces that extend and enhance the work of the reading and writing classroom."--Publisher's description.