Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
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POETS ON POETRY Coleridge: 'Poetry; the best words in the best order.' Dana
Gioia: 'Poetry is the art of using words charged with their utmost meaning.' Keats: '
It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear ...
This redressing effect of poetry comes from its being a glimpsed alternative, a
revelation of potential that is denied or constantly threatened by circumstances.'
David Constantine develops this theme in a fascinating essay on Bertolt Brecht's
ESSAYS & HANDBOOKS As with the anthologies, most critical guides to modern
poetry are produced by writers who have little interest in informing new readers.
Many books on modern poetry issued by academic publishers are written in a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
This anthology of modern poetry is both a curious exercise in marketing (the close-up photo on the cover has nothing to do with any of the poems, but presumably makes the book more accessible for ... Volledige review lezen
Poets on poetry
Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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