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Night errands : how poets use dreams

Author: Rod Townley
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Night Errands is a long overdue anthology, comprising personal essays and accompanying poems by over two dozen contemporary American poets. It is the first collection to focus specifically on the messages the subconscious sends nightly to poets, and the ways such communications affect their work. The book is based on the premise that dreams and poetry are intimately related and, in fact, parallel languages. Both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Night errands.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)314136525
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Night errands.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607090125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Townley
ISBN: 0822940779 9780822940777 0822957302 9780822957300
OCLC Number: 39085359
Description: xi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Deciphering the dream : the day logic of poetic process / Laurel Blossom --
On the past, poetry, and dreams / Michael Burns --
Out of the underworld : poetry and dreams / Nicholas Christopher --
Impressionism and the Army Corps of Engineers / Sarah Cotterill --
Poems and dreams / Rachel Hadas --
Missing the boat / Anthony Hecht --
Sleeplessness / Edward Hirsch --
The dream of the trumpeter / John Hollander --
The dream and the bagel / David Ignatow --
Seventeen arcana from the infinity of dreams / Robert Kelly --
Inside out / Faye Kicknosway --
Scrubbed up and sent to school / Maxine Kumin --
Interweavings : reflections on the role of dreams in the making of poems / Denise Levertov --
Dream song / Philip Levine --
The stuff that dreams are made of / Gerard Malanga --
Dream scripts / Paul Mariani --
Some footnotes to my dreams / J.D. McClatchy --
Dark dreams, dark sayings : poems about trauma / Wesley McNair --
'Nostalgia' : dream, memory, poetry / Joyce Carol Oates --
Dreamwork, griefwork, poemwork / David Ray --
The unremembered dream / Patricia Traxler --
How my green silk dreams led to the concept of personal mythology / Diane Wakoski --
One hand on the pen, one in the dream / Jane O. Wayne --
Remembering 'Caliban remembers" / Theodore Weiss --
A note on poetry and dreams / Richard Wilbur --
A resource of dreaming / Robley Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Roderick Townley.

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An anthology of essays and poems by contemporary American poets focusing on the messages the subconscious sends to poets at night. The book is based on the premise that dreams and poetry are  Read more...

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