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  Modernist poetry in English - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Modernist poetry in English is generally considered to have emerged in the early years of the 20th century with the first appearance of the Imagist poets.
In common with many other modernists, these poets were writing in reaction to what they saw as the excesses of Victorian poetry, with its emphasis on traditional formalism and overly flowery poetic diction.
Much of her poetry is written in syllabic verse, repeating the number of syllables rather than stresses or beats, per line.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Modernist_poetry_in_English   (4055 words)

 Poetry in English
When WWII broke out, Canadian poetry appeared to be firmly set in 2 camps, the modern and the traditional, although the conservative group was much more successful in reaching its audience and in finding publishers for its work.
Canadian poetry was becoming diverse, and with the help of a general popularization of the arts, poetry was on the verge of finding a broad audience.
In this it was helped by the sudden popularity of coffeehouses, the marriage of jazz to poetry, the new vogue for public readings and the effects of McLuhan's message which confirmed the importance of the reading as a happening and supported the idea of the concrete in poetic self-expression.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC826370   (1776 words)

  American Literature: Poetry - MSN Encarta
American poetry remains a hybrid, a literature that tries to separate itself from the tradition of English literature even as it adds to and alters that tradition.
American modernist poetry emerged in the first half of the 20th century, as many writers sought to subdue nationalist impulses in their poetry and define themselves as part of an international advance in the arts.
This tradition of private poetry, kept in manuscript and circulated among a small and intimate circle, continued throughout the colonial period, and numerous poets of the 17th and 18th centuries remained unknown to the general public until long after their deaths.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761596671/American_Literature_Poetry.html   (1440 words)

 Modernist poetry - Definition, explanation
Modernist poetry refers specifically to poetry written between 1890 and 1970 in the tradition of Modernism.
Through much of the post-renaissance, poetry in the major European languages had focused on development of large scale prosodic structure, reference and ornament, in a tradition that was seen as stretching back to the works of Dante Alighieri and Petrarch.
By the 19th century a large range of established forms and norms had been established in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, and these norms were the standard against which new works were judged.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/m/mo/modernist_poetry.php   (435 words)

 Modernist poetry in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eliot's poem The Waste Land is one of the key texts of modernist poetry in English.
Modernist poetry is a mode of writing that is characterised by two main features.
Much of her poetry is written in syllabic verse, repeating the number of syllables rather than stresses or beats, per line.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modernist_poetry_in_English   (4341 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Modernist poetry often is difficult for students to analyze and understand.
A primary reason students feel a bit disoriented when reading a modernist poem is that the speaker himself is uncertain about his or her own ontological bearings.
Understanding the context of literary modernism (specifically, modernist poetry) is important for students before they analyze modernist texts themselves.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=615   (682 words)

 Poetry.org - What is Poetry
Poetry can be differentiated most of the time from prose, which is language meant to convey meaning in a more expansive and less condensed way, frequently using more complete logical or narrative structures than poetry does.
Modernist poetry tends to take this to an extreme, with the placement of individual lines or groups of lines on the page forming an integral part of the poem's composition.
In preliterate societies, poetry was frequently employed as a means of recording oral history, storytelling (epic poetry), genealogy, law and other forms of expression or knowledge that modern societies might expect to be handled in prose.
www.poetry.org /whatis.htm   (1817 words)

 Poetry Ireland
The respect accorded poetry was all that Spenser found admirable in Gaelic culture, although in 'Colin Clouts' he contrasts the simple honesty of his Kilcolman estate with the rancour of London.
WB Yeats's poetry is the central pinion that engages the wheels of politics and society.
Clarke's early poetry pays homage to the Literary Revival, but from Ancient Lights (1955) on, it crackles with the electricity of modernist fracture as it savagely discloses crass philistinism and weaves traditional motifs into a radically new fabric of doubt.
www.poetryireland.ie /irishpoetry/poetryinenglish.html   (2102 words)

 Faculty - English Department - Macalester College
Poetry in English (all periods, but especially modern and contemporary, including UK and Commonwealth as well as American poetry); contemporary American literature; comics and graphic novels; gender and sexuality in literature.
Modernist and postcolonial literary studies; the politics of human reproduction in 20th and 21st century policy and prose from Australia, England, New Zealand, and the anglophone Caribbean; indigenous literatures and theory; Pacific literatures; science and fantasy fiction.
Poetry, especially contemporary (American and translated); creative writing; contemporary fiction and non-fiction; modern American literature; literature of trauma and healing; the post modern memoir.
www.macalester.edu /english/faculty.html   (439 words)

 School of Arts & Sciences - University of Pennsylvania
Sound recordings of poetry are a basic part of Bernstein’s undergraduate courses, or, as he calls them, “reading workshops.” In a mahogany-meets-Intel classroom in the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW), poems are often displayed on a plasma-screen TV while Bernstein cues up the audio files.
English professor Herman Beavers, the honoree of this spring’s Frost Valley seminar, echoes the need for a community of writers.
In her first year on the job, the former English major is helping groups of student writers start up two new literary magazines, and she’s pulled together marathon novel-reading sessions.
www.sas.upenn.edu /sasalum/newsltr/winter04/SAS_poets.html   (1494 words)

 English 477 - Modern British Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
English 110 is a prerequisite for all literature courses in the English department.
As we work to understand their place within modernist poetry, we will also look carefully at some key contradictions in their work, particularly between the present and the past, the universal and the particular, and the culturally marginal position of each and their retrospective centrality within "British" literature.
We will conclude with the poetry of several Black British authors, whose use of vernacular and musical forms speaks not of the purity and authenticity of tradition but of the inevitable hybridization of the English language and British poetry in an age of global cultural circulation.
www.english.ccsu.edu /hegglund/477/default.htm   (1442 words)

 On "Poetry"
Poetry as a legitimate entity exists only when poets have learned to be "'literalists of the imagination’;" and when they can create in their work "'imaginary gardens with real toads in them.’" These quotations, one from William Butler Yeats and the other unacknowledged but perhaps by Moore herself, are the key to Moore's poetics.
The decision to revise "Poetry," returning it to its original form in syllabic stanzas, was less the result of Moore's failure to write satisfactorily in free verse than the result of her preference for poetry in syllabic stanzas.
In this case, she took a very successful version of "Poetry," cut it to its first three lines, and put the longer, successful version in the notes, along with notes to the five-stanza version that were then relegated to the role of being notes on a note to the three-line version of the poem.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/m_r/moore/poetry.htm   (16381 words)

 modernist literature
Modernist literature represents a broad plexus of concerns that are variably represented in 120 years of European writing, notably experimentation, anti-realism, individualism and intellectualism.
The founding fathers were Ezra Pound, TS Eliot, WB Yeats, and to some extent William Carlos Williams – and these are still recalled in doctrinal disputes.
Good introductions are: A History of Modern Poetry (1987) by David Perkins, Modernism by Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane (1976/1991), A Map of Modern English Verse (1969) by John Press, Modern Poetry and the Tradition by Cleanthe Brooks (1930) and The Pound Era by Hugh Kenner (1971).
www.poetry-portal.com /styles3.html   (337 words)

 English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The guidelines for English 0040 are followed in this course, but in the ESL writing classroom there are cross-cultural implications both of what it means to do academic work and also what it means to share historical and cultural knowledge.
English C050 takes a broader perspective than 0040, requiring students to explore a single theme from the point of view of two or more disciplines.
English R050 is the same as C050 except that the readings focus on the study of race.
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_english.html   (5357 words)

The great Modernists, because not academics, were more learned and closer to the foundations they built on than most professors of creative writing will ever be.
No, the fault lies not in our Modernist stars; it lies partly in the universe of postmodernism that has cut poetry off from its own texts and set up an independent, theoretical heaven; and partly in the heavy weather of political correctness, with its consequences in the dumbing down of education.
To write good poetry you need a working knowledge of the past, a deep feeling for language, a lively experience of human nature—never mind what field or profession—and an acute awareness of the present, with all its evils and absurdities.
www.poetrymagazine.org /letters   (528 words)

 Modernist poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modernist poetry refers to poetry written between 1890 and 1970 in the tradition of modernist literature; the dates of the term depend upon a number of factors, including the nation of origin, the particular school in question, and the biases of the critic setting the dates.
Through much of the post-renaissance, poetry in the major European languages had focused on development of large scale prosodic structure, reference and ornament, in a tradition that was seen as stretching back to the works of Dante Alighieri and Petrarch.
By the 19th century a large range of established forms and norms had been established in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, and these norms were the standard against which new works were judged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modernist_poetry   (230 words)

 Modern and Contemporary Poetry in English | Oxford Brookes University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The MA in Modern and Contemporary Poetry in English is taught by members of the Research Centre for Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Oxford Brookes University, which brings together academics and writers in the discussion of central themes in British, Irish, American and postcolonial poetry of the 20th- and 21st centuries.
Module two: 20th-Century Poetry and Poetics This is a broad-ranging course, tracing the interconnections and negotiations between modernist and subsequent poetries, as well as addressing issues of gender and performance.
The specialist poetry modules may also be taken within the graduate programmes in English studies, in music history and culture, and in interdisciplinary studies in the humanities.
www.brookes.ac.uk /postgraduate/courses/mcpe   (1236 words)

 English Literature 2: Modernist Poetry - W B Yeats
The Modernists reject Romanticism as verbose, overly effusive and subjective, abstract and lacking exactitude.
Poetry must resemble prose, and both must accept the vocabulary of their time; not must there be any special subject-matter.
For the Modernists themselves, however, the point of using myth was to be compensate for the dissatisfying fragmentation of the modern world: to create a controlling narrative that could be mapped onto, and make sense of, the rapid social changes of modernity.’
www.englit.ed.ac.uk /studying/undergrd/english_lit_2/Handouts/ak_modern2yeats.htm   (2185 words)

 Modern Poetry
We can seem increasingly, how central her role was: a link between the modernist experimentation of the first half of the twentieth century, and the interest in closely observing the self of more recent times.
But it is primarily for his poetry, not his life, that he is celebrated: first encounter the modern city in Baudelaire's poetry, and the obsessions of modern life (despair, excess, boredom, the search for meaning) shape his poetic concerns.
But in his poetry, time is not only loss, it is the medium which allows memory to function, and so is the progenitor of art.
www.uvm.edu /~sgutman/poetry.html   (2397 words)

 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Survey of Modernist Poetry and a Pamphlet Against Anthologies, A
In "A Survey of Modernist Poetry", Laura Riding and Robert Graves produce a contemporary reaction to the early experimentation of writers such as Eliot, Pound and E.E.Cummings.
Their close critical readings are deployed, along the way, in an engagement with Shakespeare's punctuation, issues of populism and elitism and an attempt to define - perhaps to invent - that elusive creature known as 'the common reader'.
It is an important resource but also a valuable critical text in the reception and development of modernist poetry in English.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/index.phtml?whatfor=1857545680   (356 words)

 Yehuda Amichai - Press Release
Many volumes of his poetry are available in apt English translations and they are widely reviewed; his readings draw large crowds all over the United States; a few prominent American poets even claim to have been influenced by him.
Second, he is a highly successful practitioner of the plain colloquial style that was a revolution in Hebrew verse in the 1950s when he began to publish and that has close equivalents in English poetry and in other Western languages.
But the colloquial character of Amichai's poetry has been somewhat exaggerated by critics and is necessarily exaggerated by his translators.
www.ithl.org.il /amichai/on.html   (889 words)

 Modernist Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
However, one of the things which the Modernists consciously did was to "kill" the assumptions which populated the generation of texts which preceded them, the Victorian texts.
Instead, Modernists made their readers by making texts which had to be worked on to be understood.
In any case, Modernists indulged their own intellects -- and expected their readers to find the same joy in the play which they did.
department.monm.edu /english/mew/modernist_poetry.htm   (1072 words)

She resolved to do something similar for poetry by providing a venue devoted solely to its practice, as well as the rare chance for poets to be paid for their work.
Despite the enduring nature of these worries about poetry's future, recent editors have added to their many responsibilities the need to develop poetry's readership by creating programs for libraries, organizing community events, and commissioning broadcasts and tape-recordings by poets.
Although the magazine's Open Door policy helped guarantee its aesthetic survival, as the Depression in America deepened, Poetry was in a nearly constant state of financial emergency, and Monroe may have felt that she ended her initial fundraising in 1912 prematurely.
www.poetrymagazine.org /about/history.html   (2644 words)

 English - Modules -EN42010: AMERICAN MODERNIST POETRY
This module introduces you to some of the finest modern poets of America, many of whom spent their lives in Paris or London; others, who stayed mainly in America, whether in Harlem or New Jersey, still dominated the European scene, publishing in the numerous international, avant-garde, little magazines that flourished in the modernist period.
Ezra Pound described the new poetry of the twentieth-century as “ the dance of the intellect among words”.
Individual volumes and collections will be recommended, but most of the poetry for this module is available in either of the following anthologies:
www.dundee.ac.uk /english/courses/en42010.htm   (171 words)

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