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Poets on Writing : Britain, 1970-1991 - Denise Riley

Poets on Writing

Britain, 1970-1991

By: Denise Riley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 1992
ISBN: 9780333471302
Number Of Pages: 292

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This is no academic survey, but an unique and widely-ranging collection of essays and some related poems by almost thirty contemporary poets, distinguished by their energy and thoughtfulness, who have worked for years outside the 'mainstream' of British publishing. Many are or have been small-press publishers and editors too. This engaging and lively book will serve as an introduction to the work of some fine writers, as it details how they understand the working processes of poetry.

Acknowledgements - Introduction; D.Riley - PART 1: THE CONDITIONS OF WRITING - Uttering Poetry: Small-press publication; N.Wheale - Grasping the Plural; K.Edwards - You Can't Get There From Here; N.Totton - Writing and Not Writing; J.Hall - Two Poems; G.Lake - The State of Poetry Today; T.Raworth - PART 2: WHAT THE WORK IS - From: Unconscious/Unfolding/Voice, and the the Particularity of Poetry; M.Harrison - Two Poems; M.Harrison - The Subject of Poems; M.Haslam - Two Poems; J.Riley - What Are You Going to Call It?; J.Riley - Moving Buildings; A.Barnett - Subsequent Looping; A.Fisher - The Creative Moment of the Poem; P.Riley - John Clare's Mountain; W.Mulford - PART 3: READINGS AND BEGINNINGS - Three Poems; M.Hyatt - A Curve of Reading; N.Wheale - Objects That Come Alive at Night; G.Ward - Two Poems; G.Ward - Dream and Restoration; J.Welch - Two Poems; J.Welch - Imperfect Pitch; J.Wilkinson - 'Sometimes a Word will start it'; K.Corcoran - PART 4: PARTICULAR STUDIES - The Poet as Ethnographer; M.Thom - Pages from 'La Tempesta'; T.Lowenstein - About Filibustering in Samsara and After Filibustering in Samsara; T.Lowenstein - An Introduction to Veronica Forrest-Thomson's Work; M.Harrison - From Poetic Artifice; V.Forrest-Thomson - 'The Medium itself, Rabbit by Proxy': Some Thoughts about Reading J.H. Prynne; I.Patterson - PART 5: WAYS OF WORKING - A Theory of Poetry; J.James - A Period of Gestation; R.Hawkins - Working Processes of a Woman Poet; C.Reedy - Poet on Writing; R.Fisher - Three Lilies; D.Oliver

ISBN: 9780333471302
ISBN-10: 033347130X
Series: Language, Discourse, Society (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 2nd June 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1