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The meaning of form in contemporary innovative poetry

Author: Robert Sheppard
Publisher: Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study engages the life of form in contemporary innovative poetries through both an introduction to the latest theories and close readings of leading North American and British innovative poets. The critical approach derives from Robert Sheppard's axiomatic contention that poetry is the investigation of complex contemporary realities through the means (meanings) of form. Analyzing the poetry of Rosmarie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sheppard
ISBN: 9783319340449 3319340441
OCLC Number: 946461677
Description: xi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : form, forms, and forming --
Veronica Forrest-Thomson : poetic artifice and naturalization in theory and practice --
Convention and constraint : form in the innovative sonnet sequence --
Translation as transformation : Tim Atkins' and Peter Hughes' Petrarch --
Meddling the medieval : Caroline Bergvall and Erín Moure --
Translation as occupation : Simon Perril and Sean Bonney --
Rosmarie Waldrop : poetics, wild forms, and palimpsest prose --
The trace of poetry and non-poetic : conceptual writing and appropriation in Kenneth Goldsmith, Vanessa Place, and John Seed --
Stefan Themerson : iconopoeia and thought-experiments in the theater of semantic poetry --
The making of the book : Bill Griffiths and Allen Fisher --
Geraldine Monk's poetics and performance : catching form in the act --
Form and the antagonisms of reality : Barry MacSweeney's sin signs.
Series Title: Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
Responsibility: Robert Sheppard.

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This study engages the life of form in contemporary innovative poetries through both an introduction to the latest theories and close readings of leading North American and British innovative poets.  Read more...

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