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Anne Finch: Gender, Politics, and Myths of the Private Self

Carol Barash

in English Women's Poetry, 1649–1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186861
eISBN:
9780191674587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186861.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter, working back and forth between published and manuscript versions of Anne Finch's poems, begins with the political poems, particularly her elegies on the deaths of James II in 1701 and ... More


The Poetic Front

Sarah Ehlers

in Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter examines how the historical and economic crisis of the Great Depression coincided with a complementary crisis in the literary. It argues that the 1930s is a crucible for ... More


The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the 20th century and an internationally influential literary figure. The Full Severity of Compassion is a modular retrospective of ... More


Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Dana Greene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, ... and the most moving.” Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books ... More


Fusing an Alloy: Muriel Rukeyser at the Limits of Poetry/ Documentary

Sarah Ehlers

in Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter charts the formation of the documentary poetry tradition in the U.S. through a consideration of Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead. It demonstrates how Rukeyser pushed the boundaries ... More


Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Sarah Ehlers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range ... More


Photography and the Development of Radical Poetics: Langston Hughes in Haiti, Mexico, Alabama

Sarah Ehlers

in Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Langston Hughes’s overlooked archive of photographs and scrapbooks from his 1931 trip to Haiti, arguing that Hughes’s photographic encounter with Haiti is part of the ... More


Marvell and the Ambassadors

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

After 1650 Andrew Marvell put himself forward on two fronts. He was a poet, but he also aspired to a post in diplomacy or foreign affairs. In February 1653, John Milton, the now blind Latin ... More


Enchantment and disenchantment in political poetry

Tara Stubbs

in American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719084331
eISBN:
9781781705841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Yeats’s poem ‘Easter 1916’ marks a movement within his own work from a declared position of non-involvement with politics to one through which he writes himself into the rhetoric of events. Only the ... More


Poetic Politics, Political Poetics

Kristina Milnor

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684618
eISBN:
9780191765049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684618.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pompeian programmata (election notices) sometimes use literary forms to support the aspirations of the candidate. This is striking because graffiti poetry is overwhelmingly represented in our ... More


Eliza Ogilvy

Alison Chapman

in Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723578
eISBN:
9780191790386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723578.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Women's Literature

The Scottish poet Eliza Ogilvy, who lived in the same palazzo as the Brownings, was a successful and accomplished poet. Ogilvy’s negotiations of the ‘English Poetess’ model were influenced by her ... More


In Time of Disturbance: Political Dissonance and Subversion in Violet Fane’s Contributions to the Lady’s Realm

Ceylan Kosker

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this essay, Ceylan Kosker explores how Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie (1843‒1905) used her poetry publications in the Lady’s Realm, ‘On the Marmora’ (1896) and ‘A Deserted Village’ (1897), to ... More


Introduction

Becky Thompson

in Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041167
eISBN:
9780252099731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041167.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Taking the lead from a statement that the poet and professor June Jordan made—“We are not all that is possible. None of us has ever really experienced justice. None of us has known enough ... More


Why We Flee

Becky Thompson

in Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041167
eISBN:
9780252099731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041167.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

“Why We Flee” chronicles multiple reasons why we leave our bodies in academic settings. It traces how racism and a backlash against feminist gains to stop sexual harassment have policed our attempts ... More


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