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Sustainable poetry : four American ecopoets

Author: Leonard M Scigaj
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999.
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Over the past thirty years many poets have exhibited an increasing sensitivity to ecological thinking. But Leonard Scigaj is the first to define ecopoetry - Marked by its appreciation of nature as a series of self-regulating cyclic systems - as separate and distinct from nature or environmental poetry. Ecopoetry insists that the interests of humans must be balanced with the needs of nature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scigaj, Leonard M.
Sustainable poetry.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999
(OCoLC)607140265
Named Person: W S Merwin; Wendell Berry; A R Ammons; Gary Snyder; A R Ammons; Wendell Berry; W S Merwin; Gary Snyder
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard M Scigaj
ISBN: 0813121205 9780813121208
OCLC Number: 40734918
Description: xx, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ecopoetry and contemporary American poetry criticism --
Sustainable poetry: a poetry of référance --
Homology and chiastic energy in the lived body: A.R. Ammons --
The long hunter's vision: Wendell Berry --
Closing the Écarts through the moment of green: W.S. Merwin --
Wild nature and joyful interpenetration: Gary Snyder.
Responsibility: Leonard M. Scigaj.

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Over the last 30 years of the 20th century, many poets exhibited an increasing sensitivity to ecological thinking, but critics trained in poststructural language theory often fail to explore the  Read more...

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"Urges readers to distinguish between two kinds of poetry in order to set the stage for an epic intellectual and aesthetic battle." -- "Western American Literature"

 
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