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by Stephanie Burt,Nick Halpern

eBook Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler ePub
Author: Stephanie Burt,Nick Halpern
Language: English
ISBN: 0813927854
ISBN13: 978-0813927855
Publisher: University of Virginia Press (May 18, 2009)
Pages: 352
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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Nick Halpern, Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, is the author of Everyday and Prophetic: The Poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich. This item: Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

Something Understood leaves one with an even greater appreciation for the astonishing breadth and insight of Vendler’s work and a sharper sense of its influence on several generations of critics and poets.

Helen Vendler may be America's most important poetry critic

Helen Vendler may be America's most important poetry critic. The result is not only a celebration of Vendler's critical powers but also a major compilation of poems and essays representing contemporary American poetry as it is practiced and debated.

book by Stephen Burt. Helen Vendler may be America’s most important poetry critic

book by Stephen Burt. Helen Vendler may be America’s most important poetry critic. Helen Vendler may be America's most important poetry critic.

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Helen Vendler may be America's most important poetry critic. With Something Understood, some of the most important poets, critics, and scholars in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland pay tribute to five decades of Vendler's work. Included here are new poems, written especially for this volume, from such luminaries as Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, former . poet laureate Rita Dove, and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wright.

Stephanie Burt - A poet, literary critic, and English professor at Harvard University, Stephanie Burt is the author of two poetry collections and . .About her debut book Donald Revell writes, "Stephen Burt has found a courage I’d never imagined until I read these poems. It is the courage to expound the consolations of terror, to declare that we are the ancients of ourselves, already more accustomed than we know to life in the ruins.

In addition, Burt has published 2 books of his own poetry, Popular Music (1999), which won the Colorado Prize for Poetry . Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2009.

In addition, Burt has published 2 books of his own poetry, Popular Music (1999), which won the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Parallel Play (2006). Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2009

Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler by Stephen Burt, Nick Halpern.

Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler by Stephen Burt, Nick Halpern. A Mirror for Magistrates and the Politics of the English Reformation by Scott C. Lucas.

Helen Vendler may be America’s most important poetry critic. A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Vendler has remained a key figure in the academy while also teaching a much larger public how to read and enjoy poems and poetry through her many articles for the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the New Republic, and the New York Review of Books.

With Something Understood, some of the most important poets, critics, and scholars in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland pay tribute to five decades of Vendler’s work. Included here are new poems, written especially for this volume, from such luminaries as Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove, and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wright. The essays, also exclusive to this book, address a spectrum of issues, from the vastness of the poetic tradition to poetry’s irreducible building blocks. Elaine Scarry considers what poetic vocation has meant to Heaney, Thomas Hardy, and to Vendler herself. Deborah Forbes asks what the poems of John Keats have to say to the people of Zambia. Jahan Ramazani provides arguments and advice that any teacher of poetry can use.

All the contributors have learned from Helen Vendler or been inspired by her work. The result is not only a celebration of Vendler’s critical powers but also a major compilation of poems and essays representing contemporary American poetry as it is practiced and debated.

ContributorsJohn Ashbery * Frank Bidart * Lucie Brock-Broido * Stephen Burt * Eleanor Cook * Bonnie Costello * Rita Dove * Heather Dubrow * William Flesch * Deborah Forbes * Mark Ford * Roger Gilbert * Albert Goldbarth * Jorie Graham * Nick Halpern * DeSales Harrison * Seamus Heaney * August Kleinzahler * George S. Lensing * Christopher R. Miller * Carl Phillips * D. A. Powell * Laura Quinney * Jahan Ramazani * Elaine Scarry * Dave Smith * Willard Spiegelman * M. Wynn Thomas * Charles Wright

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