Poets On Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets by J. D. McclatchyPoets On Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets by J. D. Mcclatchy

Poets On Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets

EditorJ. D. Mcclatchy

Paperback | December 21, 1989

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What are poets looking at, looking for, when they walk into a room of pictures? Poets on Painters attempts to answer this question by bringing together, for the first time, essays by modern American and British poets about painting. The poets bring to their task a fresh eye and a freshened language, vivid with nuance and color and force.
J. D. McClatchy is Poetry Editor of The Yale Review, and his poems, essays, and reviews appear regularly in The New Republic, The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.
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Title:Poets On Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century PoetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:December 21, 1989Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520069714

ISBN - 13:9780520069718

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'J. D. McClatchy has addressed a topic of real interest.....I think this is a book that many painters might well read with pleasure.'--Christopher Reid, Times Literary Supplement

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"When poets turn their attention to arrangements of oil on canvas, we can expect the unexpected. . . . The ultimate value of this anthology and the reason it deserves a wider readership lie in the way it reminds us that a responsibility--and a joy--of the art writer, in [Richard] Howard's words, is to 'ransack the world in search of eloquence. . . one wants the terms by which to declare one's adoration.'"--Jan Heller Levi, "Artforum