A FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics: Revised Edition by Stuart FriebertA FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics: Revised Edition by Stuart Friebert

A FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics: Revised Edition

EditorStuart Friebert, David Walker, David Young

Paperback | July 30, 1997

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One of the hallmarks of FIELD magazine has always been its attention to what poets have to say about poetry. Many of these essays--by William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Adrienne Rich, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, and Sandra McPherson, among others--have become classics. This revised and expanded collection of essays from the magazine provides a rich and stimulating perspective on the state of contemporary poetry, as seen through the eyes of the poets themselves.
David Young is a respected writer, commentator, journalist, environmentalist, and historian. Working independently in the field of history and the environment he work explores the nature-culture relationship, including perspectives from indigenous nature and indigenous culture.
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Title:A FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:July 30, 1997Publisher:OBERLIN COLLEGE PRESS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0932440770

ISBN - 13:9780932440778

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Table of Contents

Preface
THE PROCESS OF WRITING
A Way of Writing — William Stafford
Work and Inspiration: Inviting the Muse — Denise Levertov
Poetic Process? — Margaret Atwood
Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird: The Psychic Origins of Poetic Form — Donald Hall
Reflections on the Origins of Poetic Form — Robert Bly
Portrait of the Writer as a Fat Man: Some Subjective Ideas or Notions on the Care & Feeding of Prose Poems — Russell Edson
Poetry and Science: The Science of Poetry/The Poetry of Science — Miroslav Holub
Gorky Street: Syntax and Context — Dennis Schmitz
The Two-Tone Line, Blues Ideology, and the Scrap Quilt — Sandra McPherson
THE POETIC LINE: A SYMPOSIUM
The Working Line — Sandra McPherson
A Response to “The Working Line” — James Wright
Further Reflections on Line and the Poetic Voice — John Haines
The Line — Donald Hall
Some Thoughts about Lines — Shirley Kaufman
A Note on Prose, Verse and the Line — William Matthews
Some Thoughts about the Line — Charles Simic
THE IMAGE: A SYMPOSIUM
Image and “Images” — Charles Simic
Notes on the Image: Body and Soul — Donald Hall
Recognizing the Image as a Form of Intelligence — Robert Bly
Image and Language — Russell Edson
Noun/Object/Image — Marvin Bell
POETRY AND VALUES
Some Remarks on “Literature and Reality” — Günter Eich
Meanings of Poetry — Jean Follain
Poetry, Community & Climax — Gary Snyder
Some Notes on the Gazer Within — Larry Levis
The Bite of the Muskrat: Judging Contemporary Poetry — David Young
Not Your Flat Tire, My Flat Tire: Transcending the Self in Contemporary Poetry — Alberta Turner
Stone Soup: Contemporary Poetry and the Obsessive Image — David Walker
Language: The Poet as Master and Servant — David Young
Second Honeymoon: Some Thoughts on Translation — David Young
Here and There: The Use of Place in Contemporary Poetry — Shirley Kaufman
Eden and My Generation — Larry Levis
A Taxable Matter — C. D. Wright
PORTRAITS AND SELF-PORTRAITS
Urgent Masks: An Introduction to John Ashbery’s Poetry — David Shapiro
Poetry, Personality and Death — Galway Kinnell
Poetry, Personality and Wholeness: A Response to Galway Kinnell — Adrienne Rich
Charles Wright at Oberlin — Charles Wright
Secrets: Beginning to Write Them Out — Sandra McPherson
Lessons in Form — Laura Jensen
Body and Soul: Three Poets on Their Maladies
Charles Simic: My Insomnia and I
Shirley Kaufman:Backache, Poemache, and Botz
Lee Upton: The Closest Work
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments

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"An illuminating and inspiring guide to poetry, not simply as an art form, but also as a way of life."