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 no longer live in ivory towers, although there are a few still cocooned in
academic isolation, especially in America. Today's poets come from all kinds of
backgrounds and cultures, women as well as men; they are much more tuned in
Free verse came out of the vers libre of the French Symbolist poets, beginning
with Rimbaud, and then Laforgue (an influence on Eliot), and announced to the
world in Viele-Griffin's declaration in 1889 that 'Le vers est libre\ But as Eliot and ...
The following books are among the few exceptions: W.N. Herbert & Matthew
Hollis: Strong Words: modern poets on modern poetry (Bloodaxe, 2000):
Absolutely indispensable: essential reading for poets as well as for readers,
critics, teachers ...
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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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