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Set in Motion collects for the first time the prose writings of A. R. Ammons, one of our most important and enduring contemporary poets. Hailed as a major force in American poetry by such redoubtable critics as Harold Bloom and Helen Vendler, Ammons has reflected upon the influences of luminaries like Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Frost, Stevens, and Williams while creating a compelling style and an artistic vision uniquely his own.

Set in Motion includes essays, reviews, and interviews as well as a selection of Ammons's poems, with commentary from the author about their inspiration and effects. He takes up the questions that have been central to American poetry over the last forty years and connects them to the larger enterprise of living in a difficult, changing world. At a moment when the arts are under attack, Ammons reminds us of the crucial role poetry plays in teaching us to recognize and use sources of understanding that are irreducible to statement.

A. R. Ammons is the author of Sphere, A Coast of Trees, and Garbage and was recently the editor of The Best American Poetry 1994. His awards include the MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, the Bollingen Prize, two National Book Awards, and prizes from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Book Critics Circle. He is Goldwin Smith Professor of Poetry, Cornell University.

Synopsis:

Prose reflections on the nature, nuances, and undiminished importance of poetry

Synopsis:

This collects for the first time the prose writings of A.R. Ammons, one of our most important and enduring contemporary poets. Hailed as a major force in American poetry by such redoubtable critics as Harold Bloom and Helen Vendler, Ammons has reflected upon the influences of luminaries such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Frost, Stevens, and Williams while creating a compelling style and an artistic vision uniquely his own.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472066032
Editor:
Burr, Zofia
Author:
Burr, Zofia
Author:
Ammons, A. R.
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Poets on Poetry (Paperback)
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in

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Prose reflections on the nature, nuances, and undiminished importance of poetry

"Synopsis" by , This collects for the first time the prose writings of A.R. Ammons, one of our most important and enduring contemporary poets. Hailed as a major force in American poetry by such redoubtable critics as Harold Bloom and Helen Vendler, Ammons has reflected upon the influences of luminaries such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Frost, Stevens, and Williams while creating a compelling style and an artistic vision uniquely his own.
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