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That peculiar affirmative : on the social life of poems

Author: Jonathan Farmer, (Writer on poetry)
Publisher: Nacogdoches, TX : Stephen F. Austin State University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English
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Poems are social. They reach out, however crookedly, to another person, however imperfectly imagined. And sometimes they not only embody but enact those things that we might value in the other parts of our social lives--kindness, for example, or joy--as well as the complications those values entail. Looking closely at poems from Lucille Clifton, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, Spencer Reece,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Farmer, (Writer on poetry)
ISBN: 1622884728 9781622884728
OCLC Number: 1078881473
Description: 162 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Jonathan Farmer.

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Tries to understand what it means for a poem to be humble or humorous, decorous or confident, and what that tells us not only about poems, but also about the larger world of social virtues, personal  Read more...

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