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Poetry Matters

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ISBN : UVA:X002250198
Genre : English poetry
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Category: English poetry

Poetry Matters

Author : Roseanne Ritzema
ISBN : 0996502637
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In this collection of thirteen essays about writing, reading, editing and publishing poetry, six influential, independent poet-publishers explicate the values and ideas that began with the sixties mimeo revolution and that have continued to this day through the publication of American small presses and literary magazines. What is the best definition of poetry? Why write it or read it? What is its true potential? How will todays poets be understood by those of tomorrow? Is the I in poetry always autobiographical? Can a diverse group of independent poets and writers be organized to serve the common good? Do things have to be done the way theyve always been done? What is the most moral attitude for an editor to take? What are the two major camps in the poetry world, and do they serve a valuable function? Do poets and writers have an obligation to be tolerant of diversity? Should writers strive toward eclecticism in both their reading and their writing as a predominant value? Includes: Editing As a Life Practice by John Amen, The Persona in Poetry by Kirby Congdon, Freedom to Dream by Hugh Fox, The Potential of Poetry by Eric Greinke, Smarts? by Richard Kostelanetz, Eight Attributes of Poetry by Harry Smith.
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Poetry Matters

Author : Ralph Fletcher
ISBN : 9780062014924
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines, sings, and soars. It features writing tips and tricks, interviews with published poets for children, and plenty of examples of poetry by published writers—and even young people themselves. Perfect for classrooms, this lighthearted, appealing manual is a celebration of poetry that is a joy to read. Young poets and aspiring poets of all ages will enjoy these tips on how to simplify the process of writing poetry and find their own unique voice.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Poetry Matters

Author : Heather Milne
ISBN : 9781609385774
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poetry Matters explores poetry written by women from the United States and Canada, which documents the social and political turmoil of the early twenty-first century and places this poetry in dialogue with recent currents of feminist theory including new materialism, affect theory, posthumanism, and feminist engagements with neoliberalism and capitalism. Central to this project is the conviction that a poetics that explores the political dimensions of affect; demonstrates an understanding of subjectivity as posthuman and transcorporeal; critically reflects on the impact of capitalism on queer, racialized, and female bodies; and develops an ethical vocabulary for reimagining the nation state and critically engaging with issues of democracy and citizenship is now more urgent than ever before. Milne focuses on poetry published after 2001 by writers who mostly began writing after the feminist writing movements of the 1980s, but who have inherited and built upon their political and aesthetic legacies. The poets discussed in this book—including Jennifer Scappettone, Margaret Christakos, Larissa Lai, Rita Wong, Nikki Reimer, Rachel Zolf, Yedda Morrison, Marcella Durand, Evelyn Reilly, Juliana Spahr, Claudia Rankine, Dionne Brand, Jena Osman, and Jen Benka—bring a sense of political agency to poetry. These voices seek new vocabularies and dissenting critical and aesthetic frameworks for thinking across issues of gender, materiality, capitalism, the toxic convergences of nationalism and racism, and the decline of democratic institutions. This is poetry that matters—both in its political urgency and in its attentiveness to the world as “matter”—as a material entity under siege. It could not be more timely or more relevant.
Category: Literary Criticism

Why Poetry Matters

Author : Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
ISBN : 9780300124231
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives examines the importance of poetry and its diverse applications in the world.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Collection Of Poetry Matters Of The Heart Revealed

Author : Robin M. Bellamy
ISBN : 9781462802166
Genre : Poetry
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So many people have inspired me throughout my lifetime, that most I will remember, and some I might forget, but charge it to my head, not my heart. First, I would like to thank God for giving me the gift of writing, and blessing me with the opportunity to share my personal thoughts with others, who may be going through similar situations. Secondly, I would like to thank my parents, biological and surrogates for their continued support throughout the years. Georgia Bellamy, for giving me life and doing everything in her power to give me happiness. Orton Bellamy, for being such a great step-dad. Thanks for your love and support. Tillmond Williams, for showing me that no matter what curve balls youre thrown in life, you can rise above them. Mr. Lindbirgh Bellamy, for always loving me, even when I was difficult to love and supporting me to fulfill my dreams. Dr. James L. Floyd, for literally saving my life, and stepping into a fatherly role. James and Patricia Livingston for being a great uncle and aunt, and always encouraging me. Reverend Benjamin F. Powell, and Ms. Lois Powell, for being my spiritual advisors as well as my second parents. To my sister Marian, I appreciate our relationship now more than ever. To my two grandmothers, Ms. Clara Bellamy and Ms. Peggy Bellamy for doing the extra things that my parents didnt do, like most grandparents do, to show me your love. Mr. George Green, for being the best Pop-Pop in the world. I miss you, but I know youre sleeping with the angels. To Aunt Ollie, Uncle Melvin, Uncle Paul, Aunt Louise, and Aunt Oleen, thanks for showing me kindness and love.
Category: Poetry

Poetry Matters

Author : Claire Tupholme
ISBN : 0857393030
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Poetry Matters

Author : Centric Journals
ISBN : 179620997X
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Poetry Diversified 2015

Author : Poetry Matters Project
ISBN : 1941416063
Genre : Poetry
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Winners of 2013-2014 Poetry matters Lit Prize
Category: Poetry

Making Poetry Matter

Author : Sue Dymoke
ISBN : 9781441163530
Genre : Education
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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.
Category: Education

Poetry In Our Time

Author : Eddie Wainwright
ISBN : 9781905425723
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A very timely and apt critical review of the poetry 'scene', delightful and informative demythologising of the present 'corporate poetry culture'. Wainwright's equivalent of Joyce's 'cultic twalette' critique brought up to date.
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Attack Of The Difficult Poems

Author : Charles Bernstein
ISBN : 9780226044774
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Charles Bernstein is our postmodern jester of American poesy, equal part surveyor of democratic vistas and scholar of avant-garde sensibilities. In a career spanning thirty-five years and forty books, he has challenged and provoked us with writing that is decidedly unafraid of the tensions between ordinary and poetic language, and between everyday life and its adversaries. Attack of the Difficult Poems, his latest collection of essays, gathers some of his most memorably irreverent work while addressing seriously and comprehensively the state of contemporary humanities, the teaching of unconventional forms, fresh approaches to translation, the history of language media, and the connections between poetry and visual art. Applying an array of essayistic styles, Attack of the Difficult Poems ardently engages with the promise of its title. Bernstein introduces his key theme of the difficulty of poems and defends, often in comedic ways, not just difficult poetry but poetry itself. Bernstein never loses his ingenious ability to argue or his consummate attention to detail. Along the way, he offers a wide-ranging critique of literature’s place in the academy, taking on the vexed role of innovation and approaching it from the perspective of both teacher and practitioner. From blues artists to Tin Pan Alley song lyricists to Second Wave modernist poets, The Attack of the Difficult Poems sounds both a battle cry and a lament for the task of the language maker and the fate of invention.
Category: Literary Criticism

Formal Matters In Contemporary Latino Poetry

Author : F. Aldama
ISBN : 9780230391642
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Today's Latino poetry scene is incredibly vibrant. With original interviews, this is the first meditation on the thematic features of such poetry. Looking at how Julia Alvarez, Rhina Espaillat, Rafael Campo, and C. Dale Young use structures such as meter, rhyme, and line break, this study identifies a poetics of formalist Latino poetry.
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Making Poetry Happen

Author : Sue Dymoke
ISBN : 9781472509482
Genre : Education
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UKLA Academic Book Award 2016: Highly Commended Making Poetry Happen provides a valuable resource for trainee and practicing teachers, enabling them to become more confident and creative in teaching what is recognized as a very challenging aspect of the English curriculum. The volume editors draw together a wide-range of perspectives to provide support for development of creative practices across the age phases, drawing on learners' and teachers' perceptions of what poetry teaching is like in all its forms and within a variety of contexts, including: - inspiring young people to write poems - engaging invisible pupils (especially boys) - listening to poetry - performing poetry Throughout, the contributors include practical, tried-and-tested materials, including activities, and draw on case studies. This approach ensures that the theory is clearly linked to practice as they consider teaching and learning poetry to those aged between 5 and 19 from different perspectives, looking at reading; writing; speaking and listening; and transformative poetry cultures. Each of the four parts includes teacher commentaries on how they have adapted and developed the poetry activities for use in their own classroom.
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Poetry And Wisdom About Life Love And What Really Matters

Author : Trevor Slone
ISBN : 1449097839
Genre : Poetry
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It seems that it should go without saying that I want my book to sell a ton of copies. However, I must be perfectly honest. My goal for this book is simple and straight forward, and that is to reach as many souls with the Love of Christ as I can. Sure it would be great if I sold a million copies, but the money that I would make from doing so would not even begin to compare to the joy of reaching a million souls with the deep and overwhelming sense of peace and joy that my Lord has so graciously shown me through these past 22 years of being one of His earnest followers. I have great joy in being as real with everyone as I can be, so I will be real with you now. If you are going through a hard time, if you truly know what deep and genuine pain feels like, or even if you would simply like to enjoy some Christ centered, positive ending, easy to readpoetry and assertions, then I assure you that you will not be disappointed in reading through this book. I pray that it is a blessing to all those who come across it. Sincerely, Trevor "Unashamed" Slone
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Poetry

Author : David Constantine
ISBN : 9780191653759
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. In this fascinating addition to the Literary Agenda series, David Constantine argues that poetry matters. It matters for individuals and for the society they are members of. He asserts that poetry is not for the few but for the many, and belongs and can only thrive among them, speaks of and to their concerns. Poetry considers both the writing and the reading of poetry, which Constantine views as kindred activities. He examines what goes into the writing of a poem and considers what good there is in reading it. Constantine also considers translation, arguing that great benefit comes to the native language from dealings with the foreign; also, that all reading is a form of translation - of texts into the lives we lead. Altogether, Poetry is an attempt, with many quotations, to show how poetry works, what its responsibilities are, and how it may help us in our real circumstances now.
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Writing Alone And With Others

Author : Pat Schneider
ISBN : 9780199840243
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Resistance To Poetry

Author : James Longenbach
ISBN : 9780226492513
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poems inspire our trust, argues James Longenbach in this bracing work, because they don't necessarily ask to be trusted. Theirs is the language of self-questioning—metaphors that turn against themselves, syntax that moves one way because it threatens to move another. Poems resist themselves more strenuously than they are resisted by the cultures receiving them. But the resistance to poetry is quite specifically the wonder of poetry. Considering a wide array of poets, from Virgil and Milton to Dickinson and Glück, Longenbach suggests that poems convey knowledge only inasmuch as they refuse to be vehicles for the efficient transmission of knowledge. In fact, this self-resistance is the source of the reader's pleasure: we read poetry not to escape difficulty but to embrace it. An astute writer and critic of poems, Longenbach makes his case through a sustained engagement with the language of poetry. Each chapter brings a fresh perspective to a crucial aspect of poetry (line, syntax, figurative language, voice, disjunction) and shows that the power of poetry depends less on meaning than on the way in which it means—on the temporal process we negotiate in the act of reading or writing a poem. Readers and writers who embrace that process, Longenbach asserts, inevitably recoil from the exaggeration of the cultural power of poetry in full awareness that to inflate a poem's claim on our attention is to weaken it. A graceful and skilled study, The Resistance to Poetry honors poetry by allowing it to be what it is. This book arrives at a critical moment—at a time when many people are trying to mold and market poetry into something it is not.
Category: Literary Criticism