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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 554–556.
Published: 01 September 2005
... interact in a mutually enriching way, providing a promising new orientation for Proust studies—and for literary studies in general. Trina Marmarelli, Stanford Helen Vendler, Poets Thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... , “ Ekphrasis .” In A Poet’s Glossary , 195 – 96 ( Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ). Hopper Edward , 1928 , “ Charles Burchfield: American ”, The Arts 14 : 6 – 7 . Hughes Langston 1994 [1921] “ The Negro Speaks of Rivers .” In The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes , edited...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 325.
Published: 01 June 2021
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the more-notable poets in attendance as the “wild other” of academic verse culture,the event was an effort to stage a collective identity. The essay focuses its account of the conference—and the vast, internally-differentiated avant-garde represented there—through an analysis of Charles Olson's notorious...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
......” is partly shaped by the syllables of the author's name. I call this process lyric cryptography . I justify cryptography by recourse not to authorial intention (Milton and Shakespeare may not even have been aware of the cryptographs I identify in their texts) but to what I call the textual act : the poet's...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Siglind Bruhn Not only poets may respond to a work of visual art with a creative act in their own medium, transposing the style and structure, the message and metaphors from the visual to the verbal. Composers, more and more frequently,are also exploring this interartistic mode of transfer...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the philosophical “demotion of poetry”: a criticism of poets as motivated by the Eros of fame and of tragic poetry as at its best creating captivating images of gods and heroes which reflect their creators’ self-love and patriotic love of “one’s own,” as against any transpolitical truth. Part 4 then looks...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 347–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... features intersect with issues of power. This essay shows that one particular feature of form—terminal rhyme—has had a peculiar and troubling closeness to strains of critical misogyny: on the one hand, rhyme is sometimes deemed “unmanly” or unserious, yet there is also a history of maligning women poets...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Bill Freind This essay argues that the work of Araki Yasusada, an alleged Hiroshima survivor and poet who was later discovered to be an invention, offers an important example of the potential of heteronyms to satisfy the reader's desire for an author figure behind the text while simultaneously...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 437–464.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in general have severe drawbacks. In conclusion, I propose that the “ungrammaticality” of “The Windhover'”s tropes and the importance of the notion of“thing” puts Hopkins in proximity to the problems of the later modernist poets, such as William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens, who struggle...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 731–752.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Ulrich Kinzel This essay on the German poet Stefan George and his poetry book The Star of the Covenant (1914) is part of a broader study of literary models of an ethics of the self in the context of governmental practices. For George and his circle of followers, the particular lines of this context...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
... borders determined by the inherent character of specific events rather than as subjective borders determined by the way an event is experienced. In this essay I propose a different model. Taking as my example the work of Emily Dickinson—a poet whose descriptions of psychic distress, often presumed...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 697–718.
Published: 01 December 2005
... metamorphoses” emerge in the work of two émigré writers. Aleksei Remizov relied on estrangement in linguistic and genre experiments in exile that encompass historical changes in the Russian language at home and abroad. The poet Vladislav Khodasevich argued for the creative continuity of Russian literature...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 97–124.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Jacob Edmond This essay shows how the Language poet Lyn Hejinian came to relate her experiences of Russia and her poetics of the “person” to Victor Shklovsky's concept of estrangement (ostranenie). I argue that in The Guard (1984), Oxota (1991), Leningrad (1991), and in other writings about Russia...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
... not only organize but also re -organize, as the world turns, not only our literary experience but also our ethical and political thinking. Artists and poets return to old stories and reconsider old images not because they are, as Northrop Frye considered them, successfully integrated clusters, but because...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Mats Jansson Digital technologies entail new possibilities and challenges for the production and reception of ekphrasis. The ekphrastic poet is given the opportunity not only to write a poem “describing” a work of art, but to create a multimedial artwork involving several senses. In consequence...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
...] : 261). I also draw on “Towards a Model of Inter-semiotic Translation”, by Daniella Aguiar and Joao Queiroz, who suggest the concept of “creative sign transmutation” (2009). Second, I discuss the collaborations of the US calligraphic artist and book illuminator Thomas Ingmire. Inviting US and UK poets...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and of issuance, if different; textual content; occurrence in the chronology of political and cultural events under the totalitarian regime; and type of technology used in production. The applicability of such criteria is tested against the varied samizdat activities of the Czech poet and philosopher Egon Bondy...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mikhail Gronas To the extent that memorability is one of the poet's chief (even if unconscious) concerns, poetic composition may be seen as a kind of mnemonic “reverse engineering” that utilizes the very operating procedures of verbal memory. In this article, I focus on the similarities between...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for such constructions may be not the global literary commerce envisioned by Goethe and adopted by Karl Marx, not the romantic tradition of poets as world legislators, and not the current model of a “world republic of letters.” The model adopted in this essay, rather, is the literary practice of writing under constraint...