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Essays on poetry

Author: Ralph J Mills
Publisher: [Normal, Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Taken from throughout Mills's career, the essays collected in this volume delve into the work of such influential writers as Wallace Stevens, Denise Levertov, Samuel Beckett, Galway Kinnell, Edith Sitwell, Theodore Roethke, Karl Shapiro, Richard Wilbur, Isabella Gardner, James Wright, David Ignatow, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, Philip Levine, and Stanley Kunitz. Mills examines how the personal element informs the works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Mills, Ralph J.
Essays on poetry.
[Normal, Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607002756
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph J Mills
ISBN: 1564782948 9781564782946 1564782956 9781564782953
OCLC Number: 51258773
Description: xii, 458 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Creation's very self: on the personal element in recent American poetry. --
Wallace Stevens: the image of the rock. --
The poetic roles of Edith Sitwell. --
The visionary poetry of Kathleen Raine. --
Stanley Kunitz. --
Theodore Roethke. --
Brother Antoninus (William Everson) --
Karl Shapiro. --
Isabella Gardner. --
Richard Wilbur. --
Denise Levertov. --
James Wright. --
Char and Michaux: magicians of insecurity. --
Samuel Beckett's man. --
Earth hard: David Ignatow's poetry. --
A reading of Galway Kinnell. --
Donald Hall's poetry. --
"The body with the lamp lit inside": Robert Bly's new poems. --
"Of energy compacted and whirling": Robert Bly's recent prose poems. --
Everything that's luminous. --
"The true and earthly prayer": Philip Levine's poetry.
Responsibility: by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. ; introduction by Michael Anania.

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"Taken from throughout Mills's career, the essays collected in this volume delve into the work of such influential writers as Wallace Stevens, Denise Levertov, Samuel Beckett, Galway Kinnell, Edith Sitwell, Theodore Roethke, Karl Shapiro, Richard Wilbur, Isabella Gardner, James Wright, David Ignatow, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, Philip Levine, and Stanley Kunitz. Mills examines how the personal element informs the works of these writers and enables them "to speak to us, without impediment, from the deep center of a personal engagement with existence." Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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"The relationship, often startling, between observation and projection in these poems is crucial. It gives us poems of great human authenticity without the least intellectual pretension--in short, Read more...

 
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