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The Resource Southbound : interviews with southern poets, by Ernest Suarez with T.W. Stanford, III and Amy Verner

Southbound : interviews with southern poets, by Ernest Suarez with T.W. Stanford, III and Amy Verner

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Southbound : interviews with southern poets
Title
Southbound
Title remainder
interviews with southern poets
Statement of responsibility
by Ernest Suarez with T.W. Stanford, III and Amy Verner
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beginning with an interview with the late literary giant James Dickey, Southbound collects the ideas and insights of both well-known and rising southern poets, including Dave Smith, Charles Wright, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Rodney Jones. Suarez's guiding principle for conducting and revising the interviews was to let the poets express themselves as clearly and fully as possible. Each interview is ultimately defined by the poet's own personality and voice, yet all explore similar themes - the relationship between technique and subject, the nature of the southern canon and each poet's place in it, and the state of contemporary poetry."--Jacket
  • ""There's a real flowering, I think, of southern poetry right now, . . . assembling at the edges of everything." This observation by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright reflects upon the continuing vibrancy and importance of the southern poetic tradition. Although the death of James Dickey in 1997 left southern poetry without a recognizably dominant voice, an array of other vibrant voices continue to be heard and recognized. Southbound: Interviews with Southern Poets provides detailed discussion of the art and craft of poetry by many writers who promise to keep southern poetry vital into the twenty-first century. Beginning with an interview with the late literary giant James Dickey, Southbound collects the ideas and insights of both well-known and rising southern poets, including Dave Smith, Charles Wright, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Rodney Jones. Suarez's guiding principle for conducting and revising the interviews was to let the poets express themselves as clearly and fully as possible. Each interview is ultimately defined by the poet's own personality and voice, yet all explore similar themes{u2014}the relationship between technique and subject, the nature of the southern canon and each poet's place in it, and the state of contemporary poetry. As Dave Smith relates, "My sense of appreciation of what life means or could mean, whatever I know about life, stems from a sense of place, a sense of the ghostliness of meaning." It is this sense of place and meaning that Suarez allows each poet to convey truthfully in his interviews. Including a brief introduction to each interview and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources for each poet, Southbound is a useful tool for scholars and a springboard for casual readers. More important, this collection of interviews makes a significant contribution to the tradition of southern poetry and its most prominent voices."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Suarez, Ernest
Dewey number
811/.5409975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.S83 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stanford, T. W.
  • Verner, Amy
  • University of Missouri Press
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  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poets, American
  • Poetry
  • Poets, American
  • Southern States
Label
Southbound : interviews with southern poets, by Ernest Suarez with T.W. Stanford, III and Amy Verner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-256)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
James Dickey--Dave Smith--Charles Wright--Ellen Bryant Voigt--David Bottoms--T.R. Hummer--Yusef Komunyakaa--Betty Adcock--Rodney Jones--Jim Seay--Kate Daniels
Control code
41674388
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Lccn
99037932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Southbound : interviews with southern poets, by Ernest Suarez with T.W. Stanford, III and Amy Verner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-256)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
James Dickey--Dave Smith--Charles Wright--Ellen Bryant Voigt--David Bottoms--T.R. Hummer--Yusef Komunyakaa--Betty Adcock--Rodney Jones--Jim Seay--Kate Daniels
Control code
41674388
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Lccn
99037932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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