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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Talking with poets.
New York : Handsel Books, c2002
|Named Person:||Michael Hofmann; Philip Levine; Seamus Heaney; Robert Pinsky; David Ferry|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||137 p. ; 20 cm.|
|Contents:||Robert Pinsky --
Seamus Heaney --
Philip Levine --
Michael Hofmann --
|Responsibility:||edited by Harry Thomas.|
"The poets take up a great range of matters in the interviews - the nature of artistic creation, the varieties and difficulties of poetic translation, poetry and politics, religion, popular culture, the contemporary readership for poetry, and the experience of living as a poet in a country not your own. They speak with passionate knowledge of a number of writers, including Eliot, Joyce, Rilke, Brodsky, Pound, Ovid, Dante, Ralegh, Wordsworth, Keats, Mandelstam, and Wilde.
One of the delights of reading these interviews is to observe the poets responding to the same matter - for instance, Seamus Heaney speaking of Robert Pinsky's translation of Czeslaw Milosz's great poem, "The World," and Robert Pinsky speaking at length of Seamus Heaney's essay, in his book The Government of the Tongue, on Pinsky's translation. This is an intimate look into the minds of five of our most celebrated contemporary poets, and an invigorating meditation on some of our most human concerns."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents:
Foreward 9 Robert Pinksy 12 Seamus Heaney 42 Philip Levine 70 Michael Hoffman 96 David Ferry 118
- Poets, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
- Hofmann, Michael, -- 1957 August 25- -- Interviews.
- Poets, Irish -- 20th century -- Interviews.
- Levine, Philip, -- 1928- -- Interviews.
- Heaney, Seamus, -- 1939-2013 -- Interviews.
- Pinsky, Robert -- Interviews.
- Ferry, David -- Interviews.
- Poetry -- Authorship.