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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


Fenollosa and Pound: The Authorship Question of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry

Lin Wei

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Lin Wei examines the nagging question about the extent of Pound’s authorship regarding the posthumous publication of Ernest Fenollosa’s manuscript, The Chinese Written Character as aMedium for ... 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


Memories of E. R. Dodds

Ruth Padel

in Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter presents the accounts of E.R. Dodds’s students. Ruth Padel was Dodds’s last Doctor of Philosophy student. At Oxford, Dodds read papers she wrote towards her thesis and made ... 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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