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Author Spiegelman, Willard.

Title How poets see the world : the art of description in contemporary poetry / Willard Spiegelman.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.00922 Sp43h 2005    ---  Available
Description xi, 238 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index.
Contents The way things look each day : how poets see the world -- Just looking : Charles Tomlinson and the "labour of observation" -- What to make of an augmented thing : Amy Clampitt's syntactic dramas -- Charles Wright and "the metaphysics of the quotidian" -- A space for boundless revery : varieties of ekphrastic experience -- John Ashbery's haunted landscapes -- Jorie Graham's "new way of looking."
Summary "Although readers of prose fiction sometimes find descriptive passages superfluous or boring, description itself is often the most important aspect of a poem. This book examines how a variety of contemporary poets use description in their work."--Jacket.
Subject American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Vision in literature.
Description (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century.
Art and literature -- United States.
Visual perception in literature.
Landscapes in literature.
Nature in literature.
Art in literature.
ISBN 9780195174915 (acid-free paper)
0195174917 (acid-free paper)
019533292X (pbk.)
9780195332926 (pbk.)

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