In the Palm of Your Hand

Provides aspiring poets guidance on writing poetry.

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: Tilbury House Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016114826

Category: Poetry

Page: 274

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Provides aspiring poets guidance on writing poetry.

Modernism and the Practice of Proletarian Literature

... of what—if anything—could be conceivably located beyond it.49 The series of identifications implicit in Whitman's poetic practicepoem with self; ...

Author: Simon Cooper

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030351953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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This book tests critical reassessments of US radical writing of the 1930s against recent developments in theories of modernism and the avant-garde. Multidisciplinary in approach, it considers poetry, fiction, classical music, commercial art, jazz, and popular contests (such as dance marathons and bingo). Relating close readings to social and economic contexts over the period 1856–1952, it centers in on a key author or text in each chapter, providing an unfolding, chronological narrative, while at the same time offering nuanced updates on existing debates. Part One focuses on the roots of the 1930s proletarian movement in poetry and music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Part Two analyzes the output of proletarian novelists, considered alongside contemporaneous works by established modernist authors as well as more mainstream, popular titles.

Practicing Culture

Both may write poetry, but only the poet is engaged in practice that contributes to poetry as a whole – to the maintenance and re-creation of its symbolic ...

Author: Craig Calhoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134126118

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Practicing Culture seeks to revitalize the field of cultural sociology with an emphasis not on abstract theoretical debates but on showing how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Culture is not just products and representations but practices. It is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation. It is something people do – and do in rich variety and distinctive contexts as engaging case studies from the book reveal. For example: in Russia’s most Western city, Kaliningrad, residents dig for artifacts symbolizing a German past – even though their parents only migrated to what was once Konigsberg after WWII in the USA, fans of professional wrestling pride themselves on being smart enough to know how much is trickery and how the tricks work yet still believe in the contest. Practicing Culture will reshape and invigorate the sociology of culture, not only through internal development, but through enhanced connections to the interdisciplinary social theory and to related fields like the sociology of knowledge and ethnography. It will prove an essential tool for students and researchers of cultural theory, contemporary social theory and cultural sociology.

Poetry Practical Theology and Reflective Practice

Mark Pryce's innovative method of Reflective Practice Poetry Groups offers Clergy CMD practitioners a rich resource for fostering reflection on ministry, ...

Author: Mark Pryce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317076629

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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This groundbreaking study offers an innovative critical analysis of poetry as a resource for reflective practice in the context of continuing professional development. In the contemporary drive in all professions for greater rigour in education, training, and development, little attention is paid to the inner shape of learning and meaning-making for individuals and groups, especially ways in which individuals are formed for the task of their work. Building on empirical research into the author’s professional practice, the book takes the use of poetry in clergy continuing ministerial development as a case-study to examine the value of poetry in professional learning. Setting out the advantages and limitations of poetry as a stimulant for imaginative, critical reflexivity, and formation within professional reflective practice, the study develops a practical model for group reflection around poetry, distilling pedagogical approaches for working effectively with poetry in continuing professional development. Drawing together a number of strands of thinking about poetry, Practical Theology, and reflective practice into a tightly argued study, the book is an important methodological resource. It makes available a range of primary and secondary sources, offering researchers into professional practice a model of ethnographic research in Practical Theology which embraces innovative methods for reflexivity and theological reflection, including the value of auto-ethnographic poetry.

The Practice of Poetry

For the practising poet , it is of less crucial importance than to the literary historian , who is happy to point out , for example , that in the seventeenth century the pastoral genre almost invariably involved certain kinds of imagery ...

Author: Robin Skelton

Publisher: London : Heinemann Educational

ISBN: IND:30000003512203

Category: Poetics

Page: 184

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Wingbeats II Exercises and Practice in Poetry

Resisting, degrading, reducing, or minimizing syntax can be valuable generative practice. This practice might be said to represent a violence on the poem in ...

Author: Scott Wiggerman

Publisher: Dos Gatos Press

ISBN: 9780984039982

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

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WINGBEATS II: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the original WINGBEATS, is an exciting collection from teaching poets—58 poets, 59 exercises. Whether you want a quick exercise to jump-start the words or multi-layered approaches that will take you deeper into poetry, WINGBEATS II is for you. The exercises include clear step-by-step instruction and numerous example poems, including work by Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Cleopatra Mathis, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Patricia Smith, William Carlos Williams, and others. You will find exercises for collaborative writing, for bending narrative into new poetic shapes, for experimenting with persona, for writing nonlinear poems. For those interested in traditional elements, WINGBEATS II includes exercises on the sonnet, as well as approaches to meter, line breaks, syllabics, and more. Like its predecessor, WINGBEATS II will be a standard in creative writing classes, a standard go-to in every poet's library.

the practice of critism

The choice of poems may seem rather ' loaded ' , but as we are at the beginning of our course I believe there is a need for some fairly obvious cases .


Publisher: CUP Archive




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The Practice of Diaspora

The colored poet in the United States labors within limitations which he cannot easily pass over. He is always on the defensive or the offensive.

Author: Brent Hayes EDWARDS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674034426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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A pathbreaking work of scholarship that will reshape our understanding of the Harlem Renaissance, The Practice of Diaspora revisits black transnational culture in the 1920s and 1930s, paying particular attention to links between intellectuals in New York and their Francophone counterparts in Paris. Brent Edwards suggests that diaspora is less a historical condition than a set of practices: the claims, correspondences, and collaborations through which black intellectuals pursue a variety of international alliances. Edwards elucidates the workings of diaspora by tracking the wealth of black transnational print culture between the world wars, exploring the connections and exchanges among New York-based publications (such as Opportunity, The Negro World, and The Crisis) and newspapers in Paris (such as Les Continents, La Voix des Negres, and L'Etudiant noir). In reading a remarkably diverse archive--the works of writers and editors from Langston Hughes, Rene Maran, and Claude McKay to Paulette Nardal, Alain Locke, W. E. B. Du Bois, George Padmore, and Tiemoko Garan Kouyate--The Practice of Diaspora takes account of the highly divergent ways of imagining race beyond the barriers of nation and language. In doing so, it reveals the importance of translation, arguing that the politics of diaspora are legible above all in efforts at negotiating difference among populations of African descent throughout the world.

The Practice of Quixotism

68 Montagu's poem foregrounds the “situation” that drives people to enact the ... poet believes that he “controls . . . experience insofar 112 THE PRACTICE ...

Author: S. Gordon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230601536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Using postmodern theory, The Practice of Quixotism explores eighteenth-century women's texts that use quixote narratives, which typically demand that individuals purge their minds of internalized fictions to insist instead that the reality we encounter is inevitably mediated by the texts we have read.

The Practice of Reading

Those poems appeared to indicate that people may consider themselves at home in the world , despite every evidence of sorrow and pain ; they are not thrown ...

Author: Denis Donoghue

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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This lucid and elegantly written book is a sustained conversation about the nature and importance of literary interpretation. Distinguished critic Denis Donoghue argues that we must read texts closely and imaginatively, as opposed to merely or mistakenly theorizing about them. He shows what serious reading entails by discussing texts that range from Shakespeare's plays to a novel by Cormac McCarthy. Donoghue begins with a personal chapter about his own early experiences reading literature while he was living and teaching in Ireland. He then deals with issues of theory, focusing on the validity of different literary theories, on words and their performances, on the impingement of oral and written conditions of reading, and on such current forces as technology and computers that impinge on the very idea of reading. Finally he examines certain works of literature: Shakespeare's Othello and Macbeth, Swift's Gulliver's Travels, a passage from Wordsworth's The Prelude, a chapter of Joyce's Ulysses, Yeats's "Leda and the Swan" and "Coole and Ballylee, 1931," and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian demonstrating what these texts have in common and how they must be differentiated through a sympathetic, imaginative, and informed reading.

The Practice of Elocution

A Series of Exercises for Acquiring the Several Requisites of a Good Delivery : and an Outline Course of English Poetry Benjamin Humphrey Smart.

Author: Benjamin Humphrey Smart


ISBN: OSU:32435080004542

Category: Elocution

Page: 283

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The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

But the poet will finally not allow YHWH's concession to stand on its own. The confession of YHWH is followed immediately, in both verses, by a second line: ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419764

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The necessary context of prophetic preaching, Walter Brueggemann argues, is "a contestation between narratives" the dominant narrative of our time, which promoting self-sufficiency at the national level (through militarism) and the personal (through consumerism), and the countervailing narrative of a world claimed by a God who is gracious, uncompromising--and real. In previous work Brueggemann has pointed us again and again to the indispensability of imagination. Here he writes for those who bear responsibility for regular proclamation in communities of faith, describing the discipline of a prophetic imagination that is unflinchingly realistic and unwaveringly candid.

Poetry as Spiritual Practice

It's significant that the earliest recorded poem is also a hymn intended for spiritual practice. Poetry in the form of rhymes, chants, and hymns helps ...

Author: Robert McDowell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416566902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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"[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence, patience, and love. In author Robert McDowell's words, poetry makes you into a tuning fork of the Divine. But poetry has disappeared over the centuries from religious ceremonies, academic curricula, and public discourse. In Poetry as Spiritual Practice, the first inspirational and instructional guide to combine poetry and spirituality, McDowell restores poetry as the natural language of spiritual practice and invites you to recognize poetry as "the pure sound and shape of your spirit." Vividly illustrated with a wide range of poems from all historical eras and poetic traditions, numerous religions and faiths, and McDowell's own and his students' work, Poetry as Spiritual Practice will reintroduce you to the unique pleasure of verse. And meditations throughout will allow you to integrate reading and writing poetry into your spiritual journeys and daily life. Since many of us have long forgotten, or never learned, the mechanics and terminology of poetry -- trochaic feet and tropes trip us up; we can't tell a villanelle from its shorter cousin, rondeau; and a terza rima may as well be a tanka -- this is also an instructional handbook on reading and writing poetry. An engaging guide through the landscape of world poetry, McDowell argues along the way for the many practical benefits of poetic literacy. Making poetry an essential part of daily rituals, aspirations, and intentions will put you on the path to greater meaning, growth, and peace in your life. At once an engaging technical primer, a profound meditation on the relationship between poetry and the Divine, and an inspirational guide for integrating poetry into spiritual practice, Poetry as Spiritual Practice will become a cherished companion.

The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication

Kelley's first love, in fact, is writing poetry. ... poetry in several poetry magazines (Primavera, Silo, Poet Lore) long before she became a medical editor ...

Author: Jean A. Lutz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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A description of the work done by technical scientific communicators in a variety of professional settings. It includes an introduction and 12 chapters, each of which detail specific areas of practice, contain profiles of at least two technical communicators, and answer fundamental questions.

English in Practice

The contemporary poet Ian Duhig once defined poems as 'novels without the waffle', ... contemporary Irish poet) The practice of 'unseen close reading', ...

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780931074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Fully revised and updated, this new edition of English in Practice continues to be an essential practical guide to studying English at University. It is for all those who are about to embark on an English degree or are in the midst of completing one, and for those who want to re-engage with their reasons for teaching it. The second edition now includes new chapters offering practical advice on writing undergraduate dissertations and on taking your studies beyond undergraduate level, as well as a thoroughly updated chapter on getting the most of out of online resources. Written by an experienced writer and teacher, the book also covers such topics as: • Reading and interpretation • English and Creative Writing • Literary criticism and theory • The English language • Exploring historical contexts • Constructing an essay Including an annotated guide to further reading, English in Practice is an important resource for students keen to succeed in their study of English at University.

The Practice of Theory

adopted by Teofilo Folengo, the “macaronic” (or satiric) poet of the Italian Renaissance.” According to Siguenza, Folengo had created a highly personal, ...

Author: Keith Moxey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501729027

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Many art historians regard poststructuralist theory with suspicion; some even see its focus on the political dimension of language as hostile to an authentic study of the past. Keith Moxey bridges the gap between historical and theoretical approaches with the provocative argument that we cannot have one without the other. "If art history is to take part in the processes of cultural transformation that characterize our society," he writes, "then its historical narratives must come to terms with the most powerful and influential theories that currently determine the way in which we conceive of ourselves." After exploring how the insights offered by deconstruction and semiotics change our understanding of representation, ideology, and authorship, Moxey himself puts theory into practice. In a series of engaging essays accompanied by twenty-eight illustrations, he first examines the impact of cultural values on Erwin Panofsky's writings. Taking a fresh look at work by artists from Albrecht Dürer and Erhard Schön to Barbara Kruger and Julian Schnabel, he then examines the process by which he generic boundaries between "high" and "low" art have helped to sustain class and gender differences. Making particular reference to the literature on Martin Schongauer, Moxey also considers the value of art history when it is reduced to artist's biography. Moxey's interpretation of the work of Hieronymus Bosch not only reassesses its intelligence and imagination, but also brings to light its pragmatic conformity to elite definitions of artistic "genius." With his compelling analysis of the politics of interpretation, Moxey draws attention to a vital aspect of the cultural importance of history.