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“The Tiny Invites Attention”: A. R. Ammons’s Quotidian Muse

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that A. R. Ammons, a hard-to-place writer frequently discussed as a nature poet or as a latter-day romantic poet striving for the visionary, the transcendental, and the sublime, ... More


“Each Day So Different, Yet Still Alike”: James Schuyler and the Elusive Everyday

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Rather than seeing James Schuyler as a poet of traditional realism and mimesis, devoted to capturing “things as they are” and celebrating the daily, this chapter presents a new way of viewing ... More


First and Last Things

John Godwin

in Reading Catullus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the arrangement of the poems in the Book of Catullus, and analyses the importance of the first and last poems in the anthology. It shows that Catullus ordered his 116 poems into ... More


Ron Padgett’s Inner-Outer Spaces

Yasmine Shamma

in Spatial Poetics: Second Generation New York School Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808725
eISBN:
9780191846458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808725.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines a range of poems by Ron Padgett which muse on lived-in spaces. Accordingly, this chapter illuminates the “nuts and bolts” of Padgett’s poems through close readings, coupling ... More


Diasporic Modernisms: Journeys “Home” in Long Poems of Aimé Césaire and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter collages Césaire’s Notes for a Return to the Native Land and Cha’s Dictée to develop a theory of diasporic modernism that resides in modernity’s intensified mobilities. The long poems of ... More


Everyday-Life Projects in Contemporary Poetry and Culture: Kenneth Goldsmith, Claudia Rankine, Brenda Coultas, Harryette Mullen, and More

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that rule-governed, constraint-based everyday-life projects have re-emerged and spread since the 1990s as a pointed response to cultural panic concerning the fate of attention in ... More


The Long Poem: George Meredith’s Sleep

Elisha Cohn

in Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190250041
eISBN:
9780190250065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250041.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the uniquely Victorian and currently under-theorized genre of the long poem, examining the depiction of sleep and sensation as a challenge to developmental ideals in George ... More


Writing the Maternal Everyday: Bernadette Mayer and Her “Daughters”

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that Bernadette Mayer develops a groundbreaking, influential mode referred to as “the poetics of the maternal everyday”: a feminist aesthetic that explores how daily experience is ... More


“There Is No Content Here, Only Dailiness”: Poetry as Critique of Everyday Life in Ron Silliman’s Ketjak

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that Ron Silliman, a founding member of the avant-garde movement known as Language poetry, is a quintessential poet of the quotidian whose work has rightly been called “an epic of ... More


Milton in Portuguese: A Story in Blank Verse

Hélio J. S. Alves

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter surveys all printed Portuguese translations of Paradise Lost. The translational journey begins in the late eighteenth century, at a time when epic poetry was still the literary genre ... More


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