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Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Jonathan Stalling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book uncovers an important untold history by tracing the historically specific, intertextual pathways of a single, if polyvalent, philosophical term, emptiness, as it is transformed within ... More


Moving Statues: F.T. Prince, Legacy, and Michelangelo

Natalie Pollard

in Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-first Century: Fugitive Pieces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852605
eISBN:
9780191887024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852605.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 3 focuses on patronage, passivity, and the politics of poetic reception in the mid-twentieth-century work of F.T. Prince. It examines the motives for his trans-historical engagement with ... More


‘The Ghost of Roger Casement’: Poetic afterlives

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter is concerned with the enormous number of poets that have responded to Casement. Beginning with poetry written by Casement’s close friend and intellectual companion, Eva Gore-Booth, ... More


Domains of Ecstasy

David Gewanter

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/9780226890371.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

How can the body find ecstasy? How can it survive it? For some Romantic poets, moments of bliss may come to a solitary explorer who “wanders lonely as a cloud,” then finds a new flower or ocean. Yet ... More


Just Letters: Corresponding Poets

Hugh Haughton

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores poets’ letters as ‘an art form’ in the post-Romantic period, exploring the bearing of poets’ letters on their poems (and vice versa). It reflects on the key role played by ... More


Epistolary Psychotherapy: The Letters of Edward Thomas and Philip Larkin

Edna Longley

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter takes a psychological approach to the letters of Edward Thomas and Philip Larkin; and to the relation between their letters and their poems. The main focus is on Thomas’s correspondence ... More


“The Tam-Tam of Drums from the West”: Shifting Representations of Haiti in the Later Work of Aída Cartagena Portalatín

Elizabeth C. Russ

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 argues that although Haiti's presence is relatively absent in much of Aída Cartagena Portalatín’s work, when Haiti is visible, it signals an important transformation in Cartagena's thinking ... More


Lorine Niedecker’s Republic of Letters

Siobhan Phillips

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Lorine Niedecker’s poetry is only beginning to garner the critical attention it deserves. From the 1930s to the 1970s, she wrote lyrics whose force and influence belie her ostensible ... More


‘Wherever you listen from’: W. S. Graham and the Art of the Letter1

Angela Leighton

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at W. S. Graham’s many wonderful letters to those contemporaries, painters and artists of the St Ives school, who shared his ideals, but who also often remain distant, idealised ... More


The Gift of George Yeats

Matthew Campbell

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Much scholarship has been devoted to the extraordinary experience of W.B. Yeats and his wife George on their honeymoon, when she acted as medium for the writing dictated by the spirits who came, they ... More


Edward Lear, John Ashbery, and the Pleasant Surprise

Stephen Ross

in Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198708568
eISBN:
9780191779527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708568.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Throughout his career, and increasingly in the later work, John Ashbery has maintained a vibrant dialogue with the English nonsense tradition. Edward Lear in particular has accompanied Ashbery from ... More


Last Letters: Keats, Bishop and Hughes

Jonathan Ellis

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the discourse of last letters in the writing of poets such as John Keats, Elizabeth Bishop and Ted Hughes. In particular, it scrutinises the close relationship of the ‘last ... More


Fire Balloons: The Letters of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop

Paul Muldoon

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter offers a close reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Armadillo’ and Robert Lowell’s ‘Skunk Hour’ in the light of the recently published letters between the two poets, as well as Bishop’s ... More


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