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“My Force Is in Mobility”: Selfhood and Friendship in Frank O’Hara’s Poetry

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that Frank O'Hara's oft-noted obsession with constant movement and his antipathy to stasis have profound implications not only for the formal and stylistic qualities of his ... More


What to Make of an Augmented Thing: Amy Clampit's Syntactic Dramas

Willard Spiegelman

in How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Amy Clampitt's stylistic choices in her poetic constructions and looks at the interplay between the two seemingly antithetical aspects of her poems: their Keatsian lusciousness ... More


Poetry in Review: On the Collected Poems of Donald Justice (2004)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes American poet Donald Justice book Collected Poems. It explains that Justice spoke more fluently on behalf of nostalgia as a primary human emotion than any other poet of his ... More


Islamic Thought in Africa: The Collected Works of Afa Ajura (1910-2004) and the Impact of Ajuraism on Northern Ghana

Alhaj Yusuf Salih Ajura

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300207118
eISBN:
9780300258202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is the first English translation of and commentary on the collected poems of Alhaj Yusuf Salih Ajura (1910–2004), a northern Ghanaian orthodox Islamic scholar, poet, and polemicist known as Afa ... More


‘Out of the Whirl Wind’: Myth of the Blaze and Primitive

Peter Nicholls

in George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199678464
eISBN:
9780191803727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678464.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explains that the collection of poems written between 1972 and 1975 that George Oppen called ‘Myth of the Blaze’ was never published as a separate volume and first appeared as a sequence ... More


Thom Gunn: the Plain Style and the City

August Kleinzahler

in At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226890432
eISBN:
9780226890371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226890371.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The popular line on Gunn's poetry, trotted out as recently as this past summer by A. Alvarez, in a review of Gunn's Collected Poems in the New Yorker, is that his first book, Fighting Terms, and his ... More


The Poetry of W.S. Graham

Edwin Morgan

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The uncompromising chronological arrangement of W. S. Graham's ‘Collected Poems’ reminds readers of the whole heady iconolatry of the 1940s. In his early poems, the word is paramount but not meaning. ... More


From the Shadow Plays of Ibn Daniyal to the Poetry of Philip Larkin: Mustafa Badawi as Editor and Translator

Derek Hopwood

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Mustafa Badawi's career as editor and translator. It discusses two works with which Badawi was connected, and both of which demonstrate his deep concern with and interest in ... More


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