The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers

The Sighted Singer Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers The Sighted Singer makes available a revised and significantlyexpanded version of Against Our Vanishing and includes Grossman s recent treatise Summa Lyrica A Primer of the Commonplaces in Speculative

  • Title: The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers
  • Author: Allen Grossman Mark Halliday
  • ISBN: 9780801842436
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sighted Singer makes available a revised and significantlyexpanded version of Against Our Vanishing and includes Grossman s recent treatise Summa Lyrica A Primer of the Commonplaces in Speculative Poetry This combined edition provides a sophisticated yet accessible discussion across generations of the fundamental discourse of poetic structure.

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    1. I'm kind of a poetry nerd. (You are not shocked.) Accordingly, I love reading prose by poets on poetry, interviews, book reviews, whatever. It's something about the way a poet can use a sentence that always gets me, and also (of course) something about the way a particularly insightful poet can illuminate all of the invisible (but moving) gears inside the poem machine.The Sighted Singer takes two approaches to the aforementioned: the first half contains conversations between Grossman and Hallida [...]

    2. This is a theoretical text, so it's not really fun reading for the most part, but it's brilliant and highly perceptive work from two men who have thought carefully and systematically about the art of poetry. Grossman's Summa Lyrica is the second of the two works contained in the book, and I consider it a really important text because it seeks to undertake an examination and justification for the project of lyric poetry, with consideration of historical antecedent and contemporary concerns. A rea [...]

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