How to Play a Poem

How to Play a Poem addresses critics ready to abandon New Criticism, teachers eager to rethink poetry, readers eager to enjoy it, and students willing to give it a chance, inviting them to discover a lively and enlivening way to animate ...

Author: Don Bialostosky

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822982357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Approaching poems as utterances designed and packaged for pleasurable reanimation, How to Play a Poem leads readers through a course that uses our common experience of language to bring poems to life. It mobilizes the speech genres we acquire in our everyday exchanges to identify “signs of life” in poetic texts that can guide our co-creation of tone. How to Play a Poem draws on ideas from the Bakhtin School, usually associated with fiction rather than poetry, to construct a user-friendly practice of close reading as an alternative to the New Critical formalism that still shapes much of teaching and alienates many readers. It sets aside stock questions about connotation and symbolism to guide the playing out of dynamic relations among the human parties to poetic utterances, as we would play a dramatic script or musical score. How to Play a Poem addresses critics ready to abandon New Criticism, teachers eager to rethink poetry, readers eager to enjoy it, and students willing to give it a chance, inviting them to discover a lively and enlivening way to animate familiar and unfamiliar poems.

Another Way to Play

This is the definitive collection of verse from a poet who has been around the world and back again: verse from the streets, from the the political arena, from Hollywood, from the depths of the underground, and from everywhere in between.

Author: Michael Lally

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609808310

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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The collected works of a poet who bridges the rhythms and message of the beats, the disarming frankness of the New York School, and the fierce temerity of activist authors throughout the ages. From a '60s-era verse letter to John Coltrane to a 2017 examination of Life After Trump, Another Way to Play collects more than a half century of engaged, accessible, and deeply felt poetry from a writer both iconoclastic and embedded in the American tradition. In the vein of William Carlos Williams and Frank O'Hara, Lally eschews formality in favor of a colloquial idiom that pops straight from the page into the reader's synapses. This is the definitive collection of verse from a poet who has been around the world and back again: verse from the streets, from the the political arena, from Hollywood, from the depths of the underground, and from everywhere in between. Lally is not a poet of any one school or style, but a poet of his own inner promptings; whether casual, impassioned, or ironic, his words are unmistakably his own. Here is a poet who can hold two opposed ideas in mind simultaneously, and fuse them, with pathos and humor, into his own idiosyncratic verbal art. As Lally himself writes: "I suffered, I starved, and so did my kids, / I did what I did for poetry I thought /and I never sold out, and even when I did / nobody bought."

Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

This is the first collection of essays devoted solely to Edward Lear, and builds on a recent resurgence of critical interest in the Victorian poet.

Author: James Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198708568

Category: Electronic book

Page: 381

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A collection of 17 essays devoted solely to Edward Lear, building on a recent resurgence of critical interest in the Victorian poet. They explore how it is that the play of his poetry continues to delight and challenge us, and provide contexts in which it can be better understood and enjoyed

Poet s Work Poet s Play

An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the art and craft of contemporary poetry

Author: Daniel Tobin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472069972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the art and craft of contemporary poetry

Remembrance and Pantomime

First produced by Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival in 1979, Remembrance is the story of an evasively eloquent retired teacher who cannot reconcile his anachronistic love of British culture with the evolution of his family and ...

Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466880429

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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First produced by Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival in 1979, Remembrance is the story of an evasively eloquent retired teacher who cannot reconcile his anachronistic love of British culture with the evolution of his family and community in independent Trinidad. "A lyrical, audience-pleasing work" (Variety). Mr. Walcott is a poet, and his writing is of a quality we seldom hear in the theatre" (The New Yorker). Pantomime is a fast-paced comedy set in Tobaco. In the hope of entertaining future guests, an English hotel owner proposes that he and his black handyman work up a satire on the Robinson Crusoe story. The play was produced by BBC Radio and London's Keskidee Theatre in 1979. "A brilliantly extended set of variations on the master-and-servant relationship" (The Times). "Gentle wit, immaculately placed irony" (New Statesman). "Dazzling theatrical virtuosity" (Financial Times).

The Tree Witch

This is a new release of the original 1960 edition.

Author: Peter Viereck

Publisher:

ISBN: 1494012154

Category:

Page: 124

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This is a new release of the original 1960 edition.

So Where Are We

So Where Are We? is extraordinary new work from one of our most distinctive poets.

Author: Lawrence Joseph

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374717186

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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“So where are we?” asks Lawrence Joseph in the title poem of his powerful and moving sixth book of poetry. Beginning where his acclaimed collection Into It left off, amid the worldwide violence unleashed by the World Trade Center terrorist attack, Joseph’s poems—global and historic in scope—boldly encounter the imaginative challenges of our time: issues of political economy, labor and capital, racism and war, and “the point at which / violence becomes ontology, / these endless ambitious experiments in destruction, / a species grief.” Against these realities, Joseph presents an intimate, sensuous language of beauty and love, “a separate / palette kept for each poem,” a constant shifting and fluid play of sound and tone. With incisive intensity, intelligence, emotional force, and fierce, uncompromising vision, Joseph speaks from deep within the truths of poetry’s common language. So Where Are We? is extraordinary new work from one of our most distinctive poets.

The Bedbug a Play and Selected Poetry

The bilingual text features highlights of the verse and dramatic writing of the acclaimed Soviet poet and playwright

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253201896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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The bilingual text features highlights of the verse and dramatic writing of the acclaimed Soviet poet and playwright

We Play a Game

The 112th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets explores the Vietnamese-American experience

Author: Duy Doan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300230871

Category: American poetry

Page: 76

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The 112th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets explores the Vietnamese-American experience

The human tragedy a poem

And if , less happy here , success did cease To follow as in art , that regal breath ,
It is that Genius never should be goaded To play a blackleg world , whose dice
are loaded . CXL . Yet in the hurly - burly and the 178 THE HUMAN TRAGEDY .

Author: Alfred Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600079607

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Congal a Poem in Five Books

... play A rolling football , Erc was rolled , engulfed , and swept away . While yet
from tawny whirl to whirl , the warriors marked him 20 cast , His right hand , as in
act to curse , uplifted to the last , ~ y 5 10 Adown the hill they late had left , 32 [ 11
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Author: Sir Samuel Ferguson

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112119984851

Category: Ireland

Page: 236

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Old English Enigmatic Poems and the Play of the Texts

Old English Enigmatic Poems and the Play of the Texts consists of a close study of a number of verse texts, most of which are preserved in the Exeter Book of Old English poetry. All of these texts are enigmatic.

Author: John D. Niles

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015066853139

Category: Poetry

Page: 330

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Old English Enigmatic Poems and the Play of the Texts consists of a close study of a number of verse texts, most of which are preserved in the Exeter Book of Old English poetry. All of these texts are enigmatic. Some are riddles; others are riddle-like in their manner of simultaneously giving and withholding information.

The Age a Poem Moral Political and Metaphysical

... still murmured through the strings : She cast her eye on Henry , who intuitively
took up “ his flute , and began to play a wild mountain strain , at the same “ time
singing these lines , “ Ice dissolves and snows decay “ Fearful of the morning ray
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ISBN: SRLF:AA0006008239

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Page: 316

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