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After New Formalism: Poets on Form, Narrative, and Tradition

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Publisher Comments:

In recent years, the New Formalist movement has been growing and changing quickly, as poets from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives have found in formal poetics a tool of great potential range and power. The common perception of New Formalism's methods and goals, however, has altered much more slowly. After New Formalismis part of an expanding conversation on the formal possibilities of contemporary poetry and on the implications of formalism for poetic history, practice, and theory. Contributors include Dana Gioia, Mark Jarman, David Mason, Marilyn Nelson, Molly Peacock, and Adrienne Rich, among others.

From the Introduction

"Over the years the mission and focus of this book changed to include thoughtful essays by poets engaging with formalism from outside its confines, as well as by younger poets who came to formalism with a more theoretical bent than their elders. While some of the essays here come much closer than others to my own vision of a "multiformalism" that truly encompasses the many formal poetic traditions, including experimental traditions, now native to the United States, this collection of thoughts on form by poets contains fresh insights about the implications of formalism for poetic history, practice, and theory."

Annie Finchis the author of The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse(Michigan), and the editor of A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women (Story Line, 1994). She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Synopsis:

In recent years, the New Formalist movement has been growing and changing quickly, as poets from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives have found in formal poetics a tool of great potential range and power. The common perception of New Formalism's methods and goals, however, has altered much more slowly. After New Formalism is part of an expanding conversation on the formal possibilities of contemporary poetry and on the implications of formalism for poetic history, practice, and theory.

Table of Contents

Format and form / Adrienne Rich — Owning the masters / Marilyn Nelson — Wings of a phoenix? Rebellion and resuscitation in postmodern American poetry / Daniel Hoffman — Verse that print bred / Paul Lake — The poet in an age of prose / Dana Gioia — Aspects of Robinson / Mark Jarman — Toward an alternative formalist tradition : the other Harlem Renaissance / Carol E. Miller — Blues in black and white / Carolyn Beard Whitlow — From gilded cage to rib cage / Molly Peacock — The new formalism and the revival of the love lyric / Robert McPhillips — Boundless wealth from a finite store : meter and grammar / Timothy Steele — Other voices, other lives / David Mason — Metrical diversity : a defense of the non-iambic meters / Annie Finch — The ghazal in America : may I? / Agha Shadhid Ali — Calliope music : notes on the sestina / James Cummins — Why we need a new, rhythm-centered theory of poetry / Amittai Aviram — Feminist formalist : a critical oxymoron? / Kathrine Varnes — Expansive poetry and postmodernism / Kevin Walzer — Psychoanalysis and poetry / Frederick Feirstein — Playing tennis in asbestos gloves : women, formalism and subjectivity in the 1980s / Allison Cummings — The inner meaning of poetic form / Frederick Turner — An idea of order / Christian Wiman — The trouble with a word like formalism / Anne Stevenson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781885266682
Subtitle:
Poets on Form, Narrative, and Tradition
Editor:
Finch, Annie
Editor:
Finch, Annie
Author:
Finch, Annie
Other:
Jarman, Mark
Other:
Hoffman, Daniel
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Ashland, OR :
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Influence
Subject:
Formalism (literary analysis)
Subject:
Literary form
Subject:
Narration
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.03x6.00x.82 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In recent years, the New Formalist movement has been growing and changing quickly, as poets from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives have found in formal poetics a tool of great potential range and power. The common perception of New Formalism's methods and goals, however, has altered much more slowly. After New Formalism is part of an expanding conversation on the formal possibilities of contemporary poetry and on the implications of formalism for poetic history, practice, and theory.
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