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CW2030 Poetry

Summer Reading List 2017-18


Key Anthologies

  • Byrne, James and Clare Pollard, eds.  Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century.  Bloodaxe Books, 2009.
  • Dumanis, Michael and Cate Marvin, editors. Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2006.
  • Etter, Carrie, ed. Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets. London: Shearsman, 2010.
  • Ferguson, Margaret Mary, Jo Salter, Jon Stallworthy, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. Fifth Edition. W. W. Norton, 1996. 
  • Hamilton, Nathan, ed..  Dear World and Everyone In It.  London: Bloodaxe, 2013.
  • Hoover, Paul, ed. The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry, 1994. 
  • Kay, Jackie, James PRocter and Gemma Robinson, eds. Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2012.
  • Lumsden, Roddy, ed.  Identity Parade:  New British and Irish Poets.  Bloodeaxe Books, 2010.
  • McClatchy, J. D., ed. The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry. London: Vintage Books, 1996.
  • Morrison, Blake & Andrew Motion, eds. The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry. London: Penguin, 1993.
  • O’Sullivan, Maggie, ed. Out of Everywhere. London: Reality Street, 1996.
  • Ramazani, Jahan; Richard Ellmann; and Robert O'Clair, eds. The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, third edition. W. W. Norton & Company. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.
  • Rothenberg, Jerome, and Pierre Joris, eds., Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry, Volume 2: From Postwar to Millennium. Berkely: University of California Press,  1998.
  • Swenson, Cole and David St. John, eds. American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of Poetry.  W. W. Norton & Co., 2009.
  • Tuma, Keith. Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry. Oxford: OUP, 2001. 
  • Wagner, Catherine, and Rebecca Wolff, editors. Not For Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child-Rearing. New York: Fence Books, 2007.

Key Bibliography for Course

  • Allen, Donald, ed,  The New Americn Poetry.  Grove Press, 1960.
  • ---. ed, The Poetics of the New American Poetry.  Grove Press, 1973.
  • Attridge, Derek. Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction. Cambridge: CUP, 1995.
  • Bachelard, Gaston.  On Poetic Imagination and Reverie.  (1971). Trans. Colette Gaudin.  Putnam, CN: Spring Publications, 2005.
  • Barfield, Owen. Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning [1928]. Middletown,CT: Wesleyan U Press, 1973. 
  • Bartlett, Pyllis. Poems in Process. New York: OUP, 1951.
  • Benjamin, Walter.  Illuminations.  Ed. and with intro by Hannah Arendt.   Trans. Harry Zorn.  London:  Pimlico, 1999. 
  • Bernstein, Charles. Ed. The Politics of Poetic Form: Poetry and Public Policy.New York: Roof Books, 1990.
  • Brooke-Rose, Christine. A Grammar of Metaphor. London: Secker & Warburg,1958.
  • Cameron, Sharon.  Lyric Time: Dickinson and the Limits of Genre.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1979. 
  • Carper, Thomas, and Derek Attridge, Meter and Meaning: Introduction to Rhythm in  Poetry.  London: Routledge, 2003.   
  • Casterton, Julia. Creative Writing: A Practical Guide. London: Palgrave, 2005.
  • Cuddon, J.A. A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.
  • Curran, Stuart. Poetic Form and British Romanticism. New York: Oxford U Press, 1986.
  • Curtis, Tony. Ed. How Poets Work. Bridgend: Seren, 1996.
  • Davie, Donald. Purity of Diction in English Verse. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952; 1967.
  • ---.  Energy: An Inquiry into the Syntax of English Poetry. London:  Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1955 
  • Deutsche, Babette. Poetry Handbook: A Dictionary of Terms. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1957;1962 
  • Frank, Robert and Henry Sayre.  The Line in Postmodern Poetry.  Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1988. 
  • Fraser, G.S.. Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse.  London: Methuen, 1970.
  • Fussell, Paul. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form. New York: Random House, 1965.
  • Hall, Donald, ed. Claims for Poetry.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan, 1982. 
  • Hardy, Barbara. The Advantage of Lyric: Essays on Feeling in Poetry.  London:Athlone, 1977.
  • Hartman, Charles O. Free Verse: An Essay on Prosody. Princeton: Princeton U Press, 1980.
  • Häublein, Ernst. The Stanza. London: Methuen, 1978.
  • Heaney, Seamus and Ted Hughes. The Rattle Bag. London: Faber, 1982.
  • Heidegger, Martin. Poetry, Language, Thought. New York: Harper & Row, 1976
  • Hobsbaum, Philip. Metre, Rhythm, and Verse Form. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Hollander, John. Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse. New Haven: Yale U Press, 1981. 
  • ---. The Figure of Echo: A Mode of Allusion in Milton and After. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1981.
  • ---. Vision and Resonance: Two Senses of Poetic Form. New Haven, Conn.: Yale U Press, 1985.
  • Holub, Miroslav The Dimension of the Present: And Other Essays, London, Faber and Faber, 1990 
  • Hobsbaum, Philip. Tradition and Experiment in English Poetry.  Basingstoke:  Macmillan, 1979.
  • Jarrell, Randall. Poetry and the Age New York: Vintage Books, 1955.
  • Johnson, W.R. The Idea of Lyric: Lyric Modes in Ancient and Modern Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.
  • Ker, W.P.  Form and Style in Poetry.  London: Macmillan, 1966.
  • Kinzie, Mary. A Poet’s Guide To Poetry. Chicago: U of Chicago, 1999.
  • Lewis, C. Day. The Poetic Image.  London: Jonathan Cape, 1947. 
  • Lindley, David. Lyric.  London: Methuen, 1985.
  • MacLeish, Archibald. Poetry and Experience.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960.
  • Marks, Emerson, R. Taming The Chaos: English Poetic Diction Since The Renaissance. Detroit: Wayne State U of P, 1998.
  • Nabokov, Vladimir. Notes on Prosody and Abram Grannibal. Princeton, NJ: Princeton U Press/Bollingen, 1964.
  • Messerli, Douglas, ed, From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990.  Sun and Moon Press, 1994.
  • Nowottny, Winifred. The Language Poets Use.  London: Athlone, 1962; 1991
  • Olson, Charles. Selected Writings of Charles Olson.  Ed. Robert Creeley.  1950. New York: New Directions.  1966. p. 15-30.
  • Padgett, Ron. The Straight Line: Writings on Poetry and Poets. Ann Arbor, U of  Michigan, 2000.
  • Perloff, Marjorie. The Poetics of Inderminacy.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University  Press, 1981.
  • ---. Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric.  Evanston, Ill.: North-Western University Press, 1990.
  • Pinsky, Robert. The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions.Princeton, N.J.: Princeton U  Press, 1977 
  • ---. The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide.  New York: Farrar, Strauss and  Giroux, 1998..
  • Preminger, Alex, with Frank J. Warnke and O.B. Hardison, Jr., eds. Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Enlarged ed. Princeton: Princeton U Press, 1965; 1974.
  • Riley, Denise.  Lyric Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000. 
  • ---. Poets On Writing: Britain 1970-1991. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1992.
  • Shapcott Jo and Matthew Sweeney. Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times. London: Faber and Faber, 1996.
  • Shapiro, Karl, and Robert Beum. A Prosody Handbook. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.
  • Silliman, Ron. The New Sentence.  New York: Roof Books, 1977. 
  • Sloan, Mary Margaret.  Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women.  New Jersey: Talisman House Publishers, 1988. 
  •  Spahr, Juliana and Claudia Rankin. Where Lyric Meets Language. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan U Press, 2002.
  • Stein, Gertrude. How To Write. New York: Dover, 1975. 
  • Stewart, Susan. Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • Steiner, George. Language and Silence: Essays 1958-1966.  Penguin Books, 1969. 
  • Turco, Lewis. The New Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics. Hanover: U Press of New England, 1986.
  • Wimsatt, W.K. The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry. Lexington: U of Kentucky Press, 1967.



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