How Poems Get Made

In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach answers this question by discussing a wide range of exemplary poems, from Shakespeare through Blake, Dickinson, and Moore, to a variety of poets making poems today.

Author: James Longenbach

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393355215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by “one of our most lucid and important critics” (American Academy of Arts and Letters). Why does a great lyric poem ask to be reread, even after we know it by heart? In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James Longenbach answers this question by discussing a wide range of exemplary poems, from Shakespeare through Blake, Dickinson, and Moore, to a variety of poets making poems today. In each chapter of How Poems Get Made, Longenbach examines a specific aspect of the poetic medium—including Diction, Syntax, Rhythm, Echo, Figure, and Tone—and shows how a poet may manipulate these most basic elements to bring a poem to life.

Fleet River

Mimicking the river's shifting course, the poems revise themselves as the book moves forward, turning against their own best discoveries, proving that the pilgrims' journey is less the discovery of love than the re-creation, poem by poem, ...

Author: James Longenbach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226492699

Category: Poetry

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Fleet River traces the journey of two travelers through landscapes earthly and otherworldly, following the river as it turns, dips underground, then reemerges unexpectedly as they fall in love with the world, as though for the first time. Mimicking the river's shifting course, the poems revise themselves as the book moves forward, turning against their own best discoveries, proving that the pilgrims' journey is less the discovery of love than the re-creation, poem by poem, of love's possibilities.

The Lyric Now

Looking to the work of thirteen poets, from Marianne Moore and T. S. Eliot through George Oppen and Jorie Graham to Carl Phillips and Sally Keith, and several musicians, including Virgil Thomson and Patti Smith, he shows how immediacy is ...

Author: James Longenbach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022671599X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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For more than a century, American poets have heeded the siren song of Ezra Pound’s make it new, staking a claim for the next poem on the supposed obsolescence of the last. But great poems are forever rehearsing their own present, inviting readers into a nowness that makes itself new each time we read or reread them. They create the present moment as we enter it, their language relying on the long history of lyric poetry while at the same time creating a feeling of unprecedented experience. ​In poet and critic James Longenbach’s title, the word “now” does double duty, evoking both a lyric sense of the present and twentieth-century writers’ assertion of “nowness” as they crafted their poetry in the wake of Modernism. Longenbach examines the fruitfulness of poetic repetition and indecision, of naming and renaming, and of the evolving search for newness in the construction, history, and life of lyrics. Looking to the work of thirteen poets, from Marianne Moore and T. S. Eliot through George Oppen and Jorie Graham to Carl Phillips and Sally Keith, and several musicians, including Virgil Thomson and Patti Smith, he shows how immediacy is constructed through language. Longenbach also considers the life and times of these poets, taking a close look at the syntax and diction of poetry, and offers an original look at the nowness of lyrics.

Draft of a Letter

I said Being mortal, I aspire to Mortal things. I need you, Said my soul, If you’re telling the truth. Draft of a Letter is a book about belief—not belief in the unknowable but belief in what seems bewilderingly plain.

Author: James Longenbach

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066841415

Category: Poetry

Page: 69

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From Second Draft: What other people learn From birth, Betrayal, I learned late. My soul perched On an olive branch Combing itself, Waving its plumes. I said Being mortal, I aspire to Mortal things. I need you, Said my soul, If you’re telling the truth. Draft of a Letter is a book about belief—not belief in the unknowable but belief in what seems bewilderingly plain. Pondering the bodies we inhabit, the words we speak, these poems discover infinitude in the most familiar places. The revelation is disorienting and, as a result, these poems talk to themselves, revise themselves, fashioning a dialogue between self and soul that opens outward to include other voices, lovers, children, angels, and ghosts. For James Longenbach, great distance makes the messages we send sweeter. To be divided from ourselves is never to be alone. “If the kingdom is in the sky,” says the body to the soul, “Birds will get there before you.” “In time,” says the awakening soul, “I liked my second / Body better / Than the first.” To live, these poems insist, is to arise every day to the strange magnificence of the people and places we thought we knew best. Draft of a Letter is an unsettled and radiant paradiso, imagined in the death-shadowed, birth-haunted middle of a long life. Praise for Fleet River “A sensibility this cogent, this subtle and austere is rare; even rarer is its proof that poetry still flows through all things and transforms all things in the process.”—Carol Muske-Dukes, Los Angeles Times Book Review

My Hippo Has the Hiccups

From angry vegetables to misbehaving robots to the boy who is only half a werewolf, these are all officially poems Kenn totally made up: my robot does my homework! | i bought a pet banana! | when vegetables are angry.

Author: Kenn Nesbitt

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402227523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Kenn Nesbitt's hilarious poetry is adored by kids. They just can't get enough of the great beats, wonderful imagery, and good ol' belly laughs his poetry contains! With over a hundred poems included, most of them new but some old favorites too, My Hippo Has the Hiccups is a laugh-out-loud good time. The audio CD features lots of the great poem readings and zany humor that make Kenn one of the most widely sought school speakers in the country. From angry vegetables to misbehaving robots to the boy who is only half a werewolf, these are all officially poems Kenn totally made up: my robot does my homework! | i bought a pet banana! | when vegetables are angry... Be sure to visit Kenn online at the world's most popular poetry site for kids: poetry4kids.com

The Art of English Poetry

Life for Delays and Doubts no Time does give ; None ever get made too much Hafte to live . Cowl . Mart . MOUNTAIN . See Alps , Atlas , Creation , Parting , Teneriff , Vesuvius . Behold the Mountains , lesi'ning as they rise , Lose the ...

Author: Edward Bysshe

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:0035529873

Category: English language

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Selected Poems

Harold Bloom, author of The Western Canon and one of the world's most renowned literary critics, surveys Walt Whitman's vast poetic work, from early notebook fragments of Song of Myself to the late poems of Good-bye My Fancy.

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781931082327

Category: Poetry

Page: 221

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Harold Bloom, author of The Western Canon and one of the world's most renowned literary critics, surveys Walt Whitman's vast poetic work, from early notebook fragments of Song of Myself to the late poems of Good-bye My Fancy.

Paintings Poems and Pathos

Poem. For. My. Son. Jacob. Dear Jacob: Today I got up at 7:30 Even though it was Sunday I made my coffee strong and Had four cups, black I made breakfast I got on my oldest jeans and I went down and took apart The controller to the ...

Author: D. Julius Loeb

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449019259

Category: Art

Page: 156

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This work is a collection of painting produced for two exhibitions of Loeb's paintings produced in 2004. That year was a break out time for the author and a time of great productivity. The poems and writings of that time were the result of personnal upheaval introspection and a lot of drinking. Relationships and feelings about padding around in America at that time are pretty well documented in the poetry and in the subject matter of the paintings. The author published poerty at a young age and has painted seriously since high school. Wounded in life by self infliction, it was natural the author would choose creativity as his balm.

Poetry Project

BARD by Bill Luoma Dear Katy , I attended the Poetry & Pedagogy conference at Bard in late June 1999 . ... few moments of randomness and conscious attempts to bring this into a discussion of how poetry gets made , and here I am thinking ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113560275

Category: American poetry

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Specimens of the Popular Poetry of Persia as Found in the Adventures and Improvisiations of Kurroglou the Banditministrel of Northen Persia and in the Songs of the People Inhabiting the Schores of the Caspian Sea

He went to the baker to get some bread , and said , " Sell me some loaves , made of the finest flour , that I may have no reason to be ashamed in Kurroglou's eyes . ” In this manner , all the purchases he made , he made them in ...

Author: Aleksander Borejko Chodźko

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ISBN: BML:37001102857617

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The Spirit of Me Coming Out As a Medium

writing “songs” which was just some really bad poetry. Then as I went into high school I got into writing even more once I seen I had effect on people. I wrote about romance in my short story assignments without getting too graphic.

Author: Brian Warriner

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365052583

Category: Religion

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This is about Psychic Medium Brian Warriner's life and coming out of both the sexual closet and spiritual closet. He writes his story and through his story you can experience his journey and take away the results of his lessons.

Texas in Poetry 2

He claimed the creek they drank from did it , Then he made his get - a - way . That's how he got to Langtry , And with help from Texas Rangers , He got elected as the judge Even though he was a stranger . Folks say he made up his own ...

Author: Billy Bob Hill

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 0875652670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

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And, of course, one poem about Texas that is magnificent in its awfulness, "Lasca," with memorable lines like "Scratches don't count/In Texas down by the Rio Grande."".

L M MONTGOMERY Ultimate Collection 20 Novels 170 Short Stories Poems Letters and Autobiography

Susan said it served me right for sitting up in the cold garret yesterday writing poetry trash. But she started up the kitchen fire and got me a hot-water bottle and it stopped the toothache. As soon as I felt better I told Susan my ...

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075833082

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 5819

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Anne of Green Gables Series: Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne of Windy Poplars Anne's House of Dreams Anne of Ingleside Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside Emily Starr Trilogy: Emily of New Moon Emily Climbs Emily's Quest The Story Girl Series The Story Girl The Golden Road Pat of Silver Bush Series Pat of Silver Bush Mistress Pat Other Novels Kilmeny of the Orchard The Blue Castle Magic for Marigold A Tangled Web Jane of Lantern Hill Short Stories: Chronicles of Avonlea The Hurrying of Ludovic Old Lady Lloyd Each in His Own Tongue Little Joscelyn The Winning of Lucinda Old Man Shaw's Girl Aunt Olivia's Beau Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's Pa Sloane's Purchase The Courting of Prissy Strong The Miracle at Carmody The End of a Quarrel Further Chronicles of Avonlea Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat The Materializing of Cecil Her Father's Daughter Jane's Baby The Dream-Child The Brother Who Failed The Return of Hester The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily Sara's Way The Son of his Mother The Education of Betty In Her Selfless Mood The Conscience Case of David Bell Only a Common Fellow Tannis of the Flats… Poetry Collected Letters Autobiography: The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels with Anne of Green Gables, an orphaned girl, mistakenly sent to a couple, who had intended to adopt a boy. Anne novels made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and she went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Convert Word to clean HTML code with this free online tool. It works great for any document type and template.

The Theory of the Arts

Vitruvius, in De Architectura I.1, made this claim on behalf of architecture— reasonably enough, for a town planner ... convinced that technique will have made him an adequate poet, gets nowhere; the poetry of the self-controlled is ...

Author: Francis Edward Sparshott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857012

Category: Art

Page: 742

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In a systematic overview of classical and modern contributions to aesthetics, Professor Sparshott argues that all four lines of theory, and no others, are necessary to coherent thinking about art. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Street Corner Blues Poetry RaPoetry and Song

Woke up this morning Like I do everyday Made a resolution That I would say Good morning everyone when I got to work Sit at my desk and act very pert I was gonna smile at everyone And get my work done I made it my business It was going ...

Author: Sylvia Black

Publisher: Sylvia Black

ISBN: 9780359893218

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

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The poems that I wrote in NYC in this book were “I Had a Dream”, “Spider, Spider”, “The Follies of a False Façade” “When Men Look Into My Eyes”, “The Plantation”, “Street Corner Blues, subtitled Motherless Chile’”, “You Say You Fed Up, I Say Shut Up!”, “Black Power”, “I Had A Dream”, and “The Plantation”. The rest of the poems in this book were written by me after I relocated to Buffalo, NY. CD and DVD in works in progress so you can listen to these poems on CD with a backdrop of negro spirituals being sung so sweetly and in 3 part harmony in the background. Or watch it on DVD, My youtube channel is sblack3001 you can message me there.

Poetry Los Angeles

He remarked in one poem, “ifI have to write one hundred bad poems to get one good / one / I don't feel that I'm wasting my time.”22 He made a career decision to publish the hundred bad poems along with the good one, and his executors ...

Author: Laurence Goldstein

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

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A look at the poetry of one of America’s most populous and fascinating cities, with poems spanning from 1942 to 2012

Puck

A CHRISTMAS CAROL- “ Get me a pair of lost no time in starting a conversation . shawl , which I've had made into a Sunday “ Stay ! ... No one has yet been found to say that the “ What do you get for a poem of that sort ?

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ISBN: UOM:39015049004248

Category: American wit and humor

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The Library of Wit and Humor Prose and Poetry

The Chief Justice dashed out of the station to see if he Suppose the couple standing so , could not find some one to identify him . When rushing footsteps from below He had only five minutes left . It was too Made pulses fast and ...

Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXDA72

Category: Wit and humor

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Good Poems American Places

... and won prizes for her poetry at Mount Holyoke, but after she got married she stopped trying to get her poems published, ... Poems are made the way that paintings are made, involving juxtaposition, balance, a directing of the eye.

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476192

Category: Poetry

Page: 512

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Another wonderful poetry anthology from Garrison Keillor-rooted in the American landscape. Greatness comes in many forms, and as Garrison Keillor demonstrates daily on The Writer's Almanac, the most affecting poems in the canon are in plain English. Third in Keillor's series of anthologies, Good Poems, American Places brings together poems that celebrate the geography and culture that bind us together as a nation. Think of these poems as postcards from the road, by poets who've gotten carried away by a particular place-a town in Kansas, a kitchen window in Nantucket, a Manhattan street, a farm in western Minnesota. Featuring famous poets and brash unknowns alike, the verses in this exhilarating collection prove that the heart can be exalted anywhere in America.

100 Poems and 2 Letters

I get lost in your eyes just like a pearl in the ocean My poems make your picture just like Jack made that of Rose's I sing for you, think of you, and love you till my heart will go on I will always come back for your love just like ...

Author: Ayush Chauhan

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

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This Book Talks About the Love Life of Arush, Who Is Searching for Love in Someone (Poonam) Who Is Not Ready to Take That Love Since They Are Friends for Years.These Poems Help Him Escape the Reality of Not Having Her in His Life.He Is Ready to Make Any Kind of Effort Just to Have Her in His Life but Fails to Do SoMost Interesting Thing About This Book Is That the Reader Has to Understand The "In-Betweens" Of the Poems. It's Like Building the Bridge Between Two Poems by Understanding What the Poet Tries to Figure Out by Himself as Well.