Staying alive: real poems for unreal times
Miramax Books, 2003 - 496 pagina's
An anthology of five hundred contemporary poems explores themes of passion, spirituality, death, and friendship, in a collection that includes contributions by such writers as Mary Oliver, W. H. Auden, and Maya Angelou. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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Mahon's poem achieves its remarkable effects through sound, beginning with a
mellifluous evocation through consonance and assonance of fading sounds in
the first stanza, through which the first sentence unspools to the meter like a roll
Richard Wilbur has rebutted another Modernist fallacy, "that meter and stanza are
intrinsically repressive and right-wing, whereas free verse is liberating and
democratic. The idea that free verse is forever original and venturesome, that it is
Syllabics: Verse based on syllable count, not stress, as in "Considering the Snail"
(229), where Thom Gunn uses his seven-syllable line to help enact the
movement of the snail. More elaborate syllabic stanza patterns have been used
by poets ...
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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
Mary Oliver 5 Wild Geese
Elizabeth Bishop 39 Chemin de
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