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Elegies of Form in Bishop, Plath, Stevenson: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

Angela Leighton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses form, which is a term that has multiform meanings and is contradictory. It looks at the sense of form found in the works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Stevenson. ... More


Observing the Overhearing: The Anne Stevenson Papers in Cambridge University Library

John Wells

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the content of the literary works of American poet Anne Stevenson that are archived at the Cambridge University Library. Some of the poems and other writings that are kept in ... More


‘Between us’: Letters and Poems of Stevenson and Bishop

Jonathan Ellis

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the topics covered when poets Anne Stevenson and Elizabeth Bishop started corresponding with each other in 1963. The letters sent between the two authors depict their common ... More


Anne Stevenson and the Poetry of Place

Sean Pryor

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses how American poet Anne Stevenson depicts people and places in her poems. One of Stevenson's poems, the ‘Pigeons in George Square’ offers a panoramic view of an ordinary noon in ... More


Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Angela Leighton (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book-length critical exploration of the internationally acclaimed American-British poet Anne Stevenson. A past winner of The Poetry Foundation's Neglected Masters Award, the Lannan ... More


‘To serve a girl on terrible terms’: Anne Stevenson's Writing Selves

Emma Jones

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the collection of poems written by American poet Anne Stevenson, published as ‘Making Poetry’, which depicts happy contradictions in life that were shared between poets and ... More


‘A curved adventure’: Romanticism and the Poetry of Anne Stevenson

Michael O'Neill

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the Romantic aspects of poems written by American poet Anne Stevenson. The poet expresses her views on masculinist superiority in the poem ‘From the Men of Letters’. In ... More


Mothers, Mirrors, Doubles: Anne Stevenson's Elegies for Sylvia Plath

Adam Piette

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the melancholic poem titled ‘Letter to Sylvia Plath’ written by poet Anne Stevenson and published in 1988. Elegies or mournful poems are commonly written by poets to pose ... More


Talking and Singing: Anne Stevenson's Variations on a Rhythmical Theme

Carol Rumens

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses how American poet Anne Stevenson values and includes the rhythmic and auditory qualities of language in her literary works. The poems written and published by the author ... More


‘Time will erase’: Anne Stevenson and Elegy

Tim Kendall

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the melancholic mood that was depicted in the book-length elegy written and published by American poet Anne Stevenson, titled A Lament for the Makers. Stevenson used the term ... More


‘Not exactly a persona’: Pronouns in Anne Stevenson's Poetry

Sara Johnson

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter offers a closer look on the role of the personal pronoun in the poems and other literary works published by American poet Anne Stevenson. Stevenson mentioned in an interview in 1983 for ... More


‘Voyages over voices’: Introduction

Angela Leighton

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter offers an introduction to a collection of literary works that depicted the views of American poet Anne Stevenson on what constitutes a good poem. Stevenson is a popular contemporary poet ... More


Staging Second Thoughts: The Poetry of Anne Stevenson

John Redmond

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the interesting characteristics and literary styles used in the poems written by known poet Anne Stevenson. One of the people who have greatly influenced Stevenson's literary ... More


‘Making Poetry’: The Exemplary Anne Stevenson

John Lucas

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the poem titled Ann Arbor: A Profile, written by American poet Anne Stevenson in the 1960s. The literary work, which has a very similar title to a poem about a great metropolis ... More


The Nature of Anne Stevenson

Jay Parini

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter compares American poet Anne Stevenson with other authors, including Emily Dickinson, whose works are considered to promote or express the common traditions of American nature poetry. One ... More


Compacting Time: Anne Stevenson's Poems of Memory

Emily R. Grosholz (ed.)

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses American poet Anne Stevenson's use of the perfect repetitive technique in her literary works, such as the ‘Journal Entry: Impromptu in C Minor’. Critics believe that some of ... More


Nowhere Anyone Would Like To Get To

in Poetry and Displacement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311161
eISBN:
9781846313783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313783.010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Contemporary poets are often contemptuous of the suburban mindsets while also living themselves in the suburbs, instead of the inner-city bohemias associated with the modernists. Suburban living is ... More


The Melting Metaphor

Anne Stevenson

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the views of American poet Anne Stevenson on the importance of metaphor and other figures of speech to poems. Stevenson attests that the figures of speech are not just an ... More


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