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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Casie Legette This essay examines how the long poems of Lord Byron and Percy Shelley were excerpted in mid-nineteenth-century anthologies to consider the relation between the long history of lyric ascendancy and particular moments when long, complex poems were quite literally reduced to lyric...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 229–235.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nathan Suhr-Sytsma Genre, Vol. 52, No. 3 December 2019 DOI 10.1215/00166928-7965818 © 2019 by University of Oklahoma Book Review nathan suhr- sytsma Seth Perlow, The Poem Electric: Technology and the American Lyric, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 288 pp. $27.00 paperback. Affect...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 141–159.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... Such paradoxes lend the poems a special value when set against a broader public discourse that tended to simply defend or condemn graffiti. Works Cited Abse Dannie . 1991 . White Coat, Purple Coat: Collected Poems, 1948–1988 . New York : Persea . Booth James . 1992 . Philip Larkin...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 331–357.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jeffrey Neilson This article approaches Adrienne Rich's late poems in terms of the shifting conceptions of the poetic “career” in late modernity. I argue that if one were to place Rich's late writings into the normative framework of career “fulfillment,” one would crucially overlook Rich's...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 575–598.
Published: 01 September 2002
...: The New Mestiza . San Francisco : Aunt Lute , 1987 . Baca Jimmy Santiago . Immigrants in Our Own Land and Selected Early Poems . New York : New Directions , 1990 . —. Martín & Meditations on the South Valley . Denise Levertov, intro . New York : New Directions , 1987...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 63–80.
Published: 01 March 2001
... . A New Commentary on the Poems of W. B. Yeats . Stanford UP , 1984 . Jordan Tony . “John MacBride's Good Name.” Irish Literary Supplement 17 . 2 ( Spring 1998 ): 23 - 24 . Keane Patrick . Yeats, Joyce, Ireland, and the Myth of the Devouring Female . Columbia : U...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 145–178.
Published: 01 March 2005
... , 1998 . Crotty Patrick . `` Selected Poems 1965-1975 and New Selected Poems 1966-1987 .'' The Art of Seamus Heaney . Ed. Curtis Tony . Ireland : Wolfhound , 2001 . 191 - 204 . Davies Alistair . `` Seamus Heaney: From Revivalism to Postmodernism .'' British Poetry from...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Michael Nicholson A critically neglected short poem that focuses on the ancient custom of stone giant building in Cumbria, William Wordsworth's “Rural Architecture” avoids the monumental permanence and transcendent universality so often associated with Lyrical Ballads . An expressly opaque “local...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 139–165.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that are quite literally too big to read—from experimental novels to television, film, and video games—signals that the megatext is an emergent form native to the era of neoliberalism. But what happens to other long forms, such as the twentieth‐century long poem, when written in an era of megatextuality? Rachel...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... there as complementary epistemic devices and empower poets by differently accommodating the complexities of pain. Metaphors become important when they offer patients a way to understand their conditions and when they enable doctors or caregivers to reimagine the patient's experience. One example of a narrative poem...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Robert Baker This essay presents a close reading of C. D. Wright's Deepstep Come Shining . One of the great book-length poems published in America over the last few decades, this poem gathers the strengths of Wright's earlier books while at the same time inventing the sort of roving collage...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Caitlin E. Newcomer This essay examines Claudia Rankine's long poem Plot (2001) in light of its status as one of a number of postsixties poetic texts authored by women that explore complicated questions surrounding the relationships among maternity, the female body, and innovative poetics. Plot...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 195–213.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of negativity in poetic traditions. The article examines Emily Dickinson's “Essential Oils—are wrung” as an instance of a poem that may be clarified by an exploration of its negative response to her poetic predecessors, in this case the tradition of Petrarchanism. It explores a similar negativity in Alvin...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Margaret Ronda This essay examines a georgic inheritance in American poetry that reconfigures the disenchanted character of Virgilian georgic in light of the changing historical conditions of capitalist modernization. These poems, rather than portraying agrarian labor as a figure for social...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 267–293.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Yu, whose One Hundred Chinese Silences (2016) comprises parodic rewritings of poems that try to engage with the Chinese aesthetic, the representation of China in American poetry amounts to an “orientalist tradition” that “sees China as a source of unchanging aesthetic traits fixed in a remote past...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 315–334.
Published: 01 September 2011
... moment at the core of both disciplines. He argues that, along with objectivity, subjectivity is a valuable way of “knowing” in medicine. He illustrates his points with a selection of poems drawn from his practice and an essay exploring the importance of the subjective in decoding the consultation between...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 167–193.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Ammons summed up their ongoing agon in a note after a visit to New Haven in 1973: “Harold wants me to be intense, mad, consistently high. I want to be ordinary, casual, a man of this world.” This essay examines their decades-long dialogue in letters, poems, and essays. “I Went to the Summit...
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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeff Westover In The Folding Cliffs , a narrative poem with a novelistic scope, W. S. Merwin reflects on poetic thinking by availing himself of the tools of narrative. He not only depicts historic injustice against indigenous Hawaiians but also tropes the form of his storytelling to assess...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 199–227.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eric D. Vivier This essay argues that satire should be defined as a rhetorical genre rather than a literary genre or mode. It begins by analyzing a little-known meta satirical poem from the English Renaissance—John Weever's The Whipping of the Satyre (1601)—in order to highlight the range...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 15–31.
Published: 01 April 2023
... is not really interested in literature itself but in literature and literary education's functions and effects. Turning to Thomas Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” this essay offers a literary and historical interpretation that contests Guillory's reading of the poem as an allegory of canon...