Poems of the Decade

An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry


Author: Forward Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571325405

Category: English poetry

Page: 208

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Agbabi, Armitage, Burnside, Duffy, Dunmore, Fanthorpe, Heaney, Motion, Nagra, O'Brien and more Poems of the Decade brings together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century.The Forwards are among the world's most coveted poetry honours. They have been awarded annually since 1992 for the Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem published in Britain and Ireland, and the roster of winning, shortlisted and highly commended poets regularly juxtaposes familiar canonical names with fresh voices.This anthology of anthologies draws on the ten Forward Books of Poetry published to accompany the prizes between 2001 and 2010. It is the perfect introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry: works that speak of violence, danger and fear, of love and all that opposes love, in forms of language broken and reshaped by the need to communicate what it is to be alive now, here.'These annual anthologies of the poems in the running for the Forward Prizes remain the best way of encountering the richness that new poetry has to offer.' Daily Telegraph

Poetry of the Thirties


Author: Robin Skelton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921455

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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Auden, Day, Lewis, Spender, MacNeice and the other key poets of the Thirties were children of the First World War, obsessed by war and by communalism, by the class-struggle and a passionate belief in poets as people whose actions are as publically important as their poems.For them, the Spanish Civil War epitomized the mood of the times, as their symbolic obsessions were transmuted into tragic reality. But from within their strongly defined unity of ideals, an astonishingly varied body of poetry emerged. Robin Skelton has arranged the poetry to make an illuminating ‘critical essay’ of the period, and in his introduction he brilliantly probes the moods and mores of an intensely troubled and creative decade.

Women's Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology


Author: Jane Dowson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134790546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Where were the women of the so-called `Auden Generation'?During this era of rapidly changing gender roles,social values and world politics,women produced a rich variety of poetry.But until now their work has largely been lost or ignored;in Women's Poetry of the 1930s Jane Dowson finally redresses the balance and recovers women's place in the literary history of the interwar years.This comprehensive and beautifully edited collection includes: *Previously uncollected poems by authors such as Winifred Holtby and Naomi Mitchison *Poems which are now out of print,such as those by Vita Sackville-West and Frances Cornford *Poems previously neglected by poets including Ann Ridler and Sylvia Townsend Warner *An extensive critical introduction and individual biographies of each poet Poetry lovers,students and scholars alike will find Women's Poetry of the 1930s an invaluable resource and a collection to treasure.

The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees


Author: Weldon Kees

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803278097

Category: Poetry

Page: 180

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The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees showcases the dark brilliance of one of America's most fascinating artistic and literary figures, Weldon Kees (1914-55). --University of Nebraska Press.

The English Language Poetry of South Asians

A Critical Study


Author: Mitali Pati Wong,Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786436220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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In this study, ten independent critical essays and a closing piece have been arranged as chapters to explore the English-language poetry of South Asians in terms of time, place, themes, and poetic methodologies. The transnational perspective taken establishes connections between colonial and postcolonial South Asian poetry in English as well the poetry of the old and new diaspora and the Subcontinent. Transnational poetics are studied by grouping poets flexibly according to regions, time periods, literary movements, and poetic methodology. The poetry analysis covers the relevance of historical allusions as well as underlying concerns of gender, ethnicity, and class. Comparisons are offered between poets of different places and time periods, yielding numerous sociopolitical paradigms that surface in the poetry.

The Poems of Hesiod


Author: Hesiod

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806118468

Category: Poetry

Page: 150

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Hesiod is the first Greek and, therefore, the first European we can know as a real person, for, unlike Homer, he tells us about himself in his poems. Hesiod seems to have been a successful farmer and a rather gloomy though not humorless man. One suspects from his concern for the bachelor's lot and some rather unflattering remarks about women that he was never married. A close study of both poems reveals the same personality -that of a deeply religious man concerned with the problems of justice and fate.

Literature of the 1920s

Writers Among the Ruins


Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748674578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The first general account of Twenties literature in Britain

Poems of the Goat


Author: Chūya Nakahara,Ry Beville

Publisher: American Book Company

ISBN: 9781928948049


Page: 77

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Jorie Graham

Essays on the Poetry


Author: Thomas Gardner

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299203245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Jorie Graham is one of the most important American poets now writing. This first book-length study brings together thirteen previously published essays and review essays by many of the major critics currently interested in her work and five new essays commissioned for this volume. Commenting on each of Graham's eight poetry collections, these essays encompass the range of critical thought that her work has attracted, both surveying it broadly and engaging closely with individual poems. These essays identify three broad concerns that run through each of her strikingly different volumes of poems: the movement of the mind in action, the role of the body in experiencing the world, and the pressures of material conditions on mind and body alike. Gardner both shows how Graham is being read at the moment and charts new areas of investigation likely to dominate thinking about her over the next decade. This collection is sure to become the crucial first step for all future work on Graham and on American poetry of the last two decades.

The Poems of Phillis Wheatley


Author: Phillis Wheatley

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807842454

Category: Poetry

Page: 235

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Collects poems by the young Black slave with critical commentaries on her short career