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Address and Lyric Commerce

Don Paterson

in Speaking to You: Contemporary Poetry and Public Address

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657001
eISBN:
9780191742194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657001.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how Don Paterson's addresses scrutinize poetry's structuring in the British poetry industry. Speaking to a range of money-minded historical and modern yous, Paterson tests out ... More


Introduction

Natalie Pollard

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter begins with an assessment of Don Paterson's work. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to bring together chapters focusing on his poetry, aphorism, editorial work, ... More


On Spirituality and Transcendence

Jo George

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Paterson's treatment of organised religion, spirituality, and death, and considers how they alter through his career. Raising issues of belief, it examines how the poetry ... More


Punching Yourself in the Face: Don Paterson and his Readers

Peter Robinson

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lexicons of violence in Paterson's work, and what these have to do with the politics of reader-relations in contemporary poems. It considers how Paterson's work deals with ... More


Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Natalie Pollard (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is the first book-length critical study of the contemporary British poet, Don Paterson. It includes eight essays by leading literary critics and writers. These explore the social, historical, ... More


Scotland, Britain and The Elsewhere of Poetry

Gerard Carruthers

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses Paterson's work in terms of national identity, inheritance, and literary history, considering the poet's engagement with Scottish forebears. How resistant is his work to being ... More


Cleaving Nothing from Nothing: Post-Romantic Negation and Affirmation in Don Paterson

Michael O’Neill

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the Paterson's attraction to lyric nothing as indicative of an affirmative stance towards reality. Nothing, in Paterson, gives succour by associating itself with failure. It ... More


No-Score Drawing: Postmodern Games in Don Paterson

Edward Larrissy

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the paradoxes and slippages of quantifying terminology (‘nil’, ‘zero’, ‘double’) in his work. Such play keeps leading back to postmodern, and postmodernist, questions about ... More


Don Paterson’s Ars Poetica

Derek Attridge

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the ambitious theoretical project of Paterson's forthcoming book, which attempts to establish a new basis for the current discourse about how poems work in terms of sound, ... More


Golden Means: Music, Translation and the Patersonnet

Hugh Haughton

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Paterson's derivations from and implementations of fourteen-line form, in the light of his quasi-mathematical explanations for its ubiquity. Paterson has paid special attention ... More


Hiding in Full View: Dark Material and Light Writing

Natalie Pollard

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on a rarely analysed text of Paterson's, in which photography's ability to tease, conceal, and blur the viewer's gaze — as well as capture a human subject — is key in the ethics ... More


The Publishing of Poetry

Don Paterson and Matthew Sperling

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an interview with Paterson, focusing on the contemporary British poetry scene. Paterson responds to questions such as the story behind his association with Picador, where he has ... More


Milking the Cow of the World: Displacement Displaced

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/UPO9781846313783.011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of ‘New Generation’ poets. These include poems by Michael Donaghy, Sarah Maguire, Jamie McKendrick, Don Paterson, Lavinia Greenlaw and Carol Ann Duffy.


Form in Poetry

Don Paterson and Derek Attridge

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an interview with Paterson on the subject of sound, metre, and the meaning of lyric. Paterson responds to questions such as what he believes is the reach of his theorising in ... More


Epilogue: New Images: Contemporary Poetry and Old Norse Myth

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The epilogue considers the work of four contemporary poets who have used Old Norse myth in their work: Pauline Stainer, Kathleen Jamie, Ian Duhig and Don Paterson. Stainer continues in the tradition ... More


Verse Chronicle: Trampling Out the Vintage

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews C. K. Williams's Wait, Tony Hoagland's Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Keith Douglas's Simplify Me When I'm Dead, Don Paterson's Rain, Derek Walcott's White ... More


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