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“Poets of the First Book, Writers of Promise”: Beginning in the Era of the First-Book Prize

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the professionalization of the poetic vocation in the wake of the expansion of the American system of higher education during the post-1945 era. The teaching of poetry writing ... More


The Trauma of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how metrical poetry was used as an allegory for order, and examines in particular the metrical cultures of the Craiglockhart War Hospital. Reading early psychological and ... More


Poetry for Everyday Use?

David Midgley

in Writing Weimar: Critical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151791
eISBN:
9780191672835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the sense in which functionalist approaches to the use of language during the Weimar period affected the practice of poetic writing in the short term, and the way we are able to ... More


Herewith the (Auto) Razó: Activism and the Poet

in Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314698.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is an (auto) razó for an activist poetics. Here, Kinsella shares that before he takes a public action — write a letter of complaint, give a public lecture, attend a protest — he ... More


A Writer's World

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/9781904675631.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the political and social context in which the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus lived. It notes that the society he belonged to can be construed as a society of celebrities, ... More


Obscenity and Humour

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/9781904675631.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Catullus' use of humour and obscenity in his poetry writing. It is said that publishing Catullus' work in the past has proven to be difficult, owing to the obscene content of ... More


Those that be in Bondage

A. R. F. Webber

in Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter traces the development of Webber’s literary career, which began with poetry writing. Webber’s first known poems were “What of a Night,”“Wisdom Cometh in the Morning,” and “The Jealous ... More


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