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The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and…
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The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art

by Reginald Gibbons (Editor)

Other authors: W. H. Auden (Contributor), Wendell Berry (Contributor), Louise Bogan (Contributor), Luis Cernuda (Contributor), Rene Char (Contributor)24 more, Hart Crane (Contributor), Robert Duncan (Contributor), Seamus Heaney (Contributor), A. D. Hope (Contributor), Randall Jarrell (Contributor), Gunter Kunert (Contributor), Denise Levertov (Contributor), Federico Garcia Lorca (Contributor), Hugh MacDiarmid (Contributor), Antonio Machado (Contributor), Osip Mandelstam (Contributor), Czeslaw Milosz (Contributor), Eugenio Montale (Contributor), Marianne Moore (Contributor), Boris Pasternak (Contributor), Fernando Pessoa (Contributor), Delmore Schwartz (Contributor), George Seferis (Contributor), Karl Shapiro (Contributor), Gary Snyder (Contributor), Wallace Stevens (Contributor), Dylan Thomas (Contributor), Paul Valery (Contributor), William Carlos Williams (Contributor)

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"This anthology brings together essays by 20th-century poets on their own art: some concern themselves with its deep sources and ultimate justifications; others deal with technique, controversies among schools, the experience behind particular poems. The great Modernists of most countries are presented here—Paul Valéry, Federico García Lorca, Boris Pasternak, Fernando Pessoa, Eugenio Montale, Wallace Stevens—as are a range of younger, less eminent figures from the English-speaking world: Seamus Heaney, Denise Levertov, Wendell Berry. . . . The reader will find here a lively debate over the individualistic and the communal ends served by poetry, and over other issues that divide poets: inspiration and craft; the use or the condemnation of science; traditional and 'organic' form."—Alan Williamson, New York Times Book Review … (more)

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Gibbons, ReginaldEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Auden, W. H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berry, WendellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bogan, LouiseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cernuda, LuisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Char, ReneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, HartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heaney, SeamusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hope, A. D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jarrell, RandallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kunert, GunterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levertov, DeniseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lorca, Federico GarciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacDiarmid, HughContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Machado, AntonioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mandelstam, OsipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Milosz, CzeslawContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montale, EugenioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Pasternak, BorisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pessoa, FernandoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwartz, DelmoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Shapiro, KarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snyder, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevens, WallaceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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