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The Poets Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art Reginald Gibbons

The Poets Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art

Reginald Gibbons

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ISBN : 9780226290546
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320 pages
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This anthology brings together essays by 20th-century poets on their own art: some concern themselves with its deep sources and ultimate justifications- others deal with technique, controversies among schools, the experience behind particular poems.MoreThis anthology brings together essays by 20th-century poets on their own art: some concern themselves with its deep sources and ultimate justifications- others deal with technique, controversies among schools, the experience behind particular poems. The great Modernists of most countries are presented here—Paul Valéry, Federico García Lorca, Boris Pasternak, Fernando Pessoa, Eugenio Montale, Wallace Stevens—as are a range of younger, less eminent figures from the English-speaking world: Seamus Heaney, Denise Levertov, Wendell Berry. . . . The reader will find here a lively debate over the individualistic and the communal ends served by poetry, and over other issues that divide poets: inspiration and craft- the use or the condemnation of science- traditional and organic form.—Alan Williamson, New York Times Book Review