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The Resource Questions of possibility : contemporary poetry and poetic form, David Caplan

Questions of possibility : contemporary poetry and poetic form, David Caplan

Label
Questions of possibility : contemporary poetry and poetic form
Title
Questions of possibility
Title remainder
contemporary poetry and poetic form
Statement of responsibility
David Caplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Questions of Possibility" examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the new possibilities they discover and the traditions they find unimaginable. By means of close attention to the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and heroic couplet, this study advances a new understanding of contemporary American poetry. Rather than pitting "closed" verse against "open" and "traditional" poetry against "experimental," "Questions of Possibility" explores how poets associated with different movements inspire and inform each other's work. Discussing a range of authors, from Charles Bernstein, Derek Walcott, and Marilyn Hacker to Agha Shahid Ali, David Caplan treats these poets as contemporaries who share the language, not as partisans assigned to rival camps. The most interesting contemporary poetry crosses the boundaries that literary criticism draws, synthesizing diverse influences and establishing surprising affinities.; In a series of lively readings, Caplan charts the diverse characteristics and accomplishments of modern poetry, from the gay and lesbian love sonnet to the currently popular sestina
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caplan, David
Dewey number
811/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PS325
LC item number
.C37 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • English language
  • Literary form
  • Poetics
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • English language
  • Literary form
  • Poetics
  • Literaturgattung
  • Lyrik
  • USA
Label
Questions of possibility : contemporary poetry and poetic form, David Caplan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On claimed verse forms -- "The age of the Sestina" -- "In that thicket of bitter roots" : the Ghazal in America -- When a form comes out of the closet -- Why not the heroic couplet? -- On the contemporary ballad -- Prosody after the poetry wars
Control code
64685511
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423756637
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64685511
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Questions of possibility : contemporary poetry and poetic form, David Caplan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On claimed verse forms -- "The age of the Sestina" -- "In that thicket of bitter roots" : the Ghazal in America -- When a form comes out of the closet -- Why not the heroic couplet? -- On the contemporary ballad -- Prosody after the poetry wars
Control code
64685511
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423756637
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64685511
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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