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Publisher Comments:

The centuries have changed little in this art,

The subjects are still the same.—Kenneth Rexroth

Why poetry? What is poetry and why do people write it and read it? Why, as Dana Levin has written, "this urge to making a scrapbook of stars"?

Every poet, by accident or design, has responded to "Why poetry" by writing a poem about poetry (an ars poetica). Whether these poems focus on the personal, political, or philosophical, each recognizes that our world is more complicated than a direct statement.

As Marvin Bell has written, "Writing is all and everything." This anthology of poems about the art and life of poetry—which draws widely from Copper Canyon’s 30-year backlist of poetry books—proves him right.

Poets write out of love and longing:

Lord, let me live / long enough to dare /a love poem —Cyrus Cassells

Poets confront suffering:

since we will always have a suffering world, we must also always have a song.—David Budbill

And poets write in order to live fully:

We all stumble into ourselves /like this, fitting our fingers to the shape of letters,/ while the page gallops out of our reach—Rebecca Seiferle

Only poetry lasts.—Ho Xuan Huong

Michael Wiegers is the Managing Editor at Copper Canyon Press.

CONTRIBUTORS Included: [box]

Kay Boyle,

Olga Broumas,

Hayden Carruth,

Norman Dubie,

Han Shan,

Jim Harrison,

Carolyn Kizer,

W.S. Merwin,

Jane Miller,

Kenneth Rexroth,

Ruth Stone,

Anna Swir

Synopsis:

This anthology pays tribute to the art of poetry and Copper Canyon's 30-year dedication to publishing it.

Synopsis:

Poetry. In more than one hundred poems, sixty poets from around the world explore the nature and function of poetry, whether directly or obliquely, finding mystery, paradox, and fullness in an art made of common everyday speech. Editor Michael Wiegers writes in his introduction, "Often the loudest arguments on behalf of poetry are made in prose. Meanwhile, the more convincing arguments are sung in poems." THIS ART advances no new theory of poetry writing, nor does it attempt to define a school of thought on the subject. Rather it serves up a sumptuously passionate and diverse art of the impossible, where poetry is found, time and again, in "awakening to something / just beyond what words can say." Features poetry by Pablo Neruda, Tu Fu, W.S. Merwin, Kenneth Rexroth and more.

Synopsis:

Why poetry? What is poetry and why do people write it and read it? Why, as Dana Levin has written, "this urge to making a scrapbook of stars"?<P>Every poet, by accident or design, has responded to "Why poetry" by writing a poem about poetry (an ars poetica). Whether these poems focus on the personal, political, or philosophical, each recognizes that our world is more complicated than a direct statement.<P>As Marvin Bell has written, "Writing is all and everything." This anthology of poems about the art and life of poetry — which draws widely from Copper Canyon's 30-year backlist of poetry books — proves him right.

About the Author

Michael Wiegers is the Managing Editor at Copper Canyon Press. His reviews and cultural criticism have appeared in many publications, including Publishers Weekly and American Poetry Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556591846
Editor:
Wiegers, Michael
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Editor:
Wiegers, Michael
Author:
Wiegers, Michael
Location:
Port Townsend, Wash.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Copper Canyon Press Anthology
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This anthology pays tribute to the art of poetry and Copper Canyon's 30-year dedication to publishing it.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. In more than one hundred poems, sixty poets from around the world explore the nature and function of poetry, whether directly or obliquely, finding mystery, paradox, and fullness in an art made of common everyday speech. Editor Michael Wiegers writes in his introduction, "Often the loudest arguments on behalf of poetry are made in prose. Meanwhile, the more convincing arguments are sung in poems." THIS ART advances no new theory of poetry writing, nor does it attempt to define a school of thought on the subject. Rather it serves up a sumptuously passionate and diverse art of the impossible, where poetry is found, time and again, in "awakening to something / just beyond what words can say." Features poetry by Pablo Neruda, Tu Fu, W.S. Merwin, Kenneth Rexroth and more.
"Synopsis" by , Why poetry? What is poetry and why do people write it and read it? Why, as Dana Levin has written, "this urge to making a scrapbook of stars"?<P>Every poet, by accident or design, has responded to "Why poetry" by writing a poem about poetry (an ars poetica). Whether these poems focus on the personal, political, or philosophical, each recognizes that our world is more complicated than a direct statement.<P>As Marvin Bell has written, "Writing is all and everything." This anthology of poems about the art and life of poetry — which draws widely from Copper Canyon's 30-year backlist of poetry books — proves him right.
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