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Ideas of Open Form and Closure in Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on ideas of open form and closure in prose poetry. While lineated lyric poetry is typically highly suggestive and open to various interpretations, it simultaneously tends toward ... More


Summation and Chthonic Power

John Peck

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/9780226890371.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Summation is powerful and mature statement, but as an organizing principle for poetry in English it has regained, long after the modernist detours around it, at best an intricately defended, ... More


“To open your ears”: Typing, Time, and the Body in Beat and Black Mountain Poetics

George Hart

in The Beats, Black Mountain, and New Modes in American Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979930
eISBN:
9781800852235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979930.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The open form poetics of the New American Poetry rejected traditional poetic and social forms in favor of spontaneity and improvisation. Through their use of the typewriter, Beat and Black Mountain ... More


Controversy: The Aleatory Debates Beyond Darmstadt

Jennifer Iverson

in Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190868192
eISBN:
9780190929138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868192.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the late 1950s, several European and American composers engaged in the aleatory debates, which ask how chance elements can be incorporated into music. The controversy was most famously visible at ... More


Understanding the Concert for Piano and Orchestra

Martin Iddon and Philip Thomas

in John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190938475
eISBN:
9780190938505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938475.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter considers the way in which the Concert for Piano and Orchestra has been interpreted by commentators, from musicologists and other composers to professional philosophical thinkers. It ... More


At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn

Joshua Weiner (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226890432
eISBN:
9780226890371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226890371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (1929–2004) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, ... More


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