In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare by David StarkeyIn a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare by David Starkey

In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare

EditorDavid Starkey, Paul J. Willis

Paperback | April 23, 2005

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Showcasing poems by more than ninety contemporary American poets, In a Fine Frenzy reveals what Shakespeare's poetic children have made of their inheritance. Particularly interested in Viola, Miranda, Prospero, Desdemona, Iago, Lear, Cordelia, Hamlet, Horatio, and Ophelia, the poets respond to the sonnets, the comedies, the tragedies, the romances, and, to a lesser degree, Shakespeare the man. In so doing they reveal the aspects of his work most currently captivating to modern writers. Those who cherish Shakespeare's mercurial wit will delight in the rapid shifts, from grief to hilarity, so characteristic of the bard himself. Comic poems about tragedies follow decidedly somber poems about comedies. Single poems contain multiple emotional twists and turns. Some pay homage; most interact directly with the original Shakespearean text. Collectively, they corroborate Ben Jonson's assertion that Shakespeare is "not of an age, but for all time."
David Starkey teaches at Santa Barbara City College and in the MFA program at Antioch University-Los Angeles. He is the author of Poetry Writing: Theme and Variations and several collections of poems, most recently David Starkey's Greatest Hits, and coeditor of In Praise of Pedagogy and other collections. He is also a playwright whose ...
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Title:In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 23, 2005Publisher:University Of Iowa PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0877459401

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"David Starkey and Paul Willis's idea of putting together a collection of poems responding to the works of Shakespeare is inspired. No book could better measure the impact of Shakespeare's vital connection with our contemporary world of poetry. This is the ultimate tribute, that he lives in the words and images of Peter Cooley, Jim Applewhite, Susan Terris, Jeanne Murray Walker, and so many more. Shakespeare has no biological descendants today. These are his children now."--David Bevington, Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago