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  Poetry of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The poetry of the United States began as a literary art during the colonial era.
Performance poetry also emerged from the Beat and hippie happenings, and the talk-poems of David Antin (born 1932) and ritual events performed by Rothenberg, to become a serious poetic stance which embraces multiculturalism and a range of poets from a multiplicity of cultures.
A competitive poetry performance, poetry slam opened the door for a new generation of writers, spoken word performers, and audiences by emphasizing a style of writing that is edgy,topical, and easily understood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poetry_of_the_United_States   (2944 words)

  
 Poetry of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry is extremely writerly, discounting speech as the basis for verse, and dedicated to questioning the referentiality of language and the dominance of the sentence as the basic unit of syntax.
Poetry has tended to move more and more into the campus, with a growth in creative writing and poetics programs providing an equal growth in the number of teaching posts available to practising poets.
A competitive poetry performance, poetry slam opened the door for a new generation of writers, spoken word performers, and audiences by emphasizing a style of writing that is edgy and topical.
www.lawndale.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Poetry_of_the_United_States   (2720 words)

  
 Poetry of the United States - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Poetry was created by Native Americans in various languages for thousands of years before establishment of the colonies that became the United States of America.
The final emergence of a truly indigenous English-language poetry in the United States was the work of two poets, Walt Whitman (1819-1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
Performance poetry also emerged from the Beat and hippy happenings, and the talk-poems of David Antin (born 1932) and ritual events performed by Rothenberg, to become a serious poetic stance which embraces multiculturalism and a range of poets from a multiplicity of cultures.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /p/po/poetry_of_the_united_states.html   (2177 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Poetry Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A further complication is that prose poetry combines the characteristics of poetry with the superficial appearance of prose.
The main units that are used are the line, the couplet, the strophe, the stanza, and the verse paragraph.
In pre-literate 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.ipedia.com /poetry_1.html   (1488 words)

  
 Poetry of the United States: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Performance poetry also emerged from the Beat and hippie (hippie: Someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle) happenings, and the talk-poems of David Antin (David Antin: david antin (born in new york city in 1932) is a united states poet and crit...
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry is extremely writerly, discounting speech as the basis for verse, and dedicated to questioning the referentiality of language and the dominance of the sentence (sentence: A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language) as the basic unit of syntax (syntax: The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences).
A competitive poetry performance, poetry slam opened the door for a new generation of writers, spoken word (spoken word: A word that is spoken aloud) performers, and audiences by emphasizing a style of writing that is edgy and topical.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/poetry_of_the_united_states   (4280 words)

  
 American literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1950s the West Coast spawned a literary movement, the poetry and fiction of the "Beat Generation," a name that referred simultaneously to the rhythm of jazz music, to a sense that post-war society was worn out, and to an interest in new forms of experience through drugs, alcohol, and Eastern mysticism.
The United States has had a community and tradition of writing by Jewish immigrants and their descendants for a long time, although many writers have objected to being reduced to "Jewish" writers alone.
The United States has also played a key role in the development of science fiction with authors like Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, and many others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_literature   (4123 words)

  
 Funkhouser
These developments in twentieth century art and poetry, undoubtedly influenced by dada and other precursors, result from the technological ability for the composer to allow and/or control numerous variables of the human senses within the framework of a performance situation.
Naropa Institute, New College of California, and The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York, all of which have direct foundational ties to Black Mountain, are among the few places where an integrated, collaborative approach to poetry has been encouraged and able to ferment in the past several decades.
Some may already be read as "multiphasic," but as Duncan's poetry and methodology grew out of many years of living research, reading, conversation, and careful consideration of all of the aspects of writing poetry and being a poet, surely we have not yet seen the maturity of dramatic open forms in electronic work.
www.poetspath.com /transmissions/messages/funkhouser.html   (2252 words)

  
 U B U W E B :: Concrete Poetry -- A World View : United States
When we attempt to assess the role of the United States in the international concrete poetry movement, we run into some difficulty even where poets who are considered to be concrete are concerned; for a complete lack of unity presents itself with respect to both commitment and method.
He states that he was always "profoundly interested in poetry" and that he came to concrete poetry after having learned "to assess the manipulation of linguistic materials by major poets of the past (under the tutelage of john crowe ransom)." He supposes he saw "no reason to continue manipulating material in the same old way.
The fractured state of language in the second part of the poem and the accompanying acceleration in speed suggest that if this should go on indefinitely, the poem (and the animals) would eventually be catapulted into madness.
www.ubu.com /papers/solt/us.html   (7006 words)

  
 Jacket 23 - Samuel B. Garren: The Influence of Kenneth Rexroth... on North American Poetry in the 1960s
For Rexroth, the delegation of moral authority dominant in the United States with its resultant “institutionalization of creativity” produces, in his words, “columns of type indented on both margins and written by Professors of Creative Poetry, which are really elaborately camouflaged holes in the paper.
He attempts to connect United States poetry with the main modernist current to be found throughout the world, what he calls the “international idiom of twentieth-century verse” (Bird 95), resisting what he believes to be the policy of the literary establishment to ignore the rest of the world and to keep United States poetry insular.
In “The Influence of French Poetry on American,” Rexroth traces a tradition in the United States existing from the beginning of the twentieth century that was similar in spirit and often directly in contact with the poetry in Europe that was most open, daring, and new.
jacketmagazine.com /23/rex-garren.html   (2353 words)

  
 Failure Magazine-Archives-Arts & Entertainment-Favorite Poem Project
To date, more than 18,000 submissions—from people ages 4 to 99 and from every state in the union—have been received, many of which are included in "Americans’ Favorite Poems" (Norton), an anthology that highlights some of the most compelling entries.
The strong initial response to Pinsky’s initiative allowed him to expand the scope of the project, spawning a video series in which selected contributors were recorded, either at work or at home, reading their favorite poem.
Yet, she is quick to note that the clips are unlike the stereotypical poetry videos.
www.failuremag.com /arch_arts_poetry.html   (654 words)

  
 Museum | Online Exhibitions
In March 2002, the donation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum of a Nazi wartime questionnaire for medical personnel became part of a quest to reconstruct the life of a Holocaust victim.
To honor his memory, the Church Relations department of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum asked Victoria Barnett to write an essay about Bonhoeffer spanning the years from the rise of Nazism until his death in the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1945...
For the 50th anniversary, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents excerpts from the official record: Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10.
www.ushmm.org /museum/exhibit/online   (1375 words)

  
 Essay or Coursework : Poetry Analysis- Thomas Hardy - "On An Invitation To The United States"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Poetry Analysis- Thomas Hardy - "On An Invitation To The United States"
The poem juxtaposes two geographical regions and presents the reader with Hardy's perspective towards the omnipresent contrast between the United States and England.
In effect he is in a contemplative mood and reminiscing about past experiences of sorrow and loss, hence distorting his perception and renders him seeking new, more prosperous times.
www.coursework.info /i/76740.html   (270 words)

  
 The United States of Poetry
The United States of Poetry wraps a lot of current creative threads into a highly likeable series, criminally underplayed on television but available (both for purchase and for enjoyment) to a wider audience.
Poetry is a relatively quiet and backwater medium nowadays, though it what was once de rigueur for the best people.
A still vibrantly new middle ground between canonical poetry and rock and roll poetry is the poetry slam scene where poets vie for approval based on the words as well as their delivery in context.
www.bigempire.com /gooden/usop.html   (720 words)

  
 What's American About American Poetry
On November 12-14, 1999, the PSA, in collaboration with Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and the New School Writing Department, presented a festival to address what it means to be a reader and writer of poetry in the United States today.
Pinsky, who gave the keynote speech, was joined by 16 of his contemporaries to debate the characteristics of American form and language and to consider what if anything is distinct about American subject matter.
In preparation for our festival, we mailed a survey with general questions about the current state of poetry in America to several hundred poets across the country, representing all genres, cultures, and aesthetics.
www.poetrysociety.org /whatsamer.html   (179 words)

  
 San Francisco State University :: The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center was founded in 1954 by Ruth Witt-Diamant and since that time has hosted what is likely the longest running poetry reading series in the United States.
The Poetry Center's American Poetry Archives houses original audio and video recordings dating from 1954 to the present, which are available for public access.
The Poetry Center reading series presents dozens of public programs throughout the academic year, both on the SFSU campus and at various other sites in San Francisco.
www.sfsu.edu /~poetry   (474 words)

  
 An Evening with United States Poet Laureate Glück   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Glück, elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 1999, was appointed the United States Poet Laureate in 2003.
A Massachusetts resident and faculty member at Williams College, Glück is a recipient of the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations.
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture through workshops, readings, festivals, displays and other related events.
www.monroecc.edu /etsdbs/PubAff.nsf/f46c06fa9e80dedc8525676600681c42/c9870658798ff77185256fce0063d59d?OpenDocument   (244 words)

  
 USCCB - (Office of Media Relations) - "The Poetry Of John Paul II" Is Read At The United Nations
WASHINGTON (October 9, 2003) — Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was the first speaker at a United Nations symposium October 7 honoring the 40th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's historic encyclical Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth).
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, publisher of the bestselling Catechism of the Catholic Church and licensing agent of the New American Bible, is the exclusive publisher of The Poetry of John Paul II-Roman Triptych: Meditations in the United States, in English and Spanish.
The Poetry of John Paul II-Roman Triptych:Meditations is the third book of poetry by Pope John Paul II, but the first written during his reign as Pope.
www.usccb.org /comm/archives/2003/03-195.shtml   (307 words)

  
 The Academy of American Poets - "The United States of Poetry": A Series by PBS
Originally aired in 1996 as a five part series on PBS, "The United States of Poetry" is an excellent presentation of twentieth century poetry.
The brainchild of Bob Holman, "The United States of Poetry" has been published as an anthology and the soundtrack is available from Mouth Almighty, the first poetry record label.
This series is an excellent teaching tool, as well as fun and informative viewing for poetry lovers of all ages.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5708   (210 words)

  
 Awards And Prizes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Recognizing outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry, it is the largest literary award in the United States.
Established in 1975, this $10,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year.
Originally known as the Lamont Poetry Selection, the award is now named for the poet and publisher James Lauglin, who founded New Directions in 1936.
www.he.net /~susannah/awards.htm   (676 words)

  
 Poetry
Taylor's poetry, which resembles that of such English metaphysicals as George Herbert and John Donne, was written for private purposes between 1682 and 1725 and did not appear in print until 1937.
Among the poets published in the early issues of Poetry were Carl Sandburg, Vachel Lindsay, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edgar Lee Masters, Sara Teasdale, and Elinor Wylie--all minor figures, to be sure, but notable for their contributions, either in theme or technique, to the flowering of modernism.
In oft-quoted essays he argued that poetry should be impersonal and that it necessarily existed in a self-referential world--ideas that had a profound impact on the so-called New Critics and, hence, on the way poetry was taught for many years in American universities.
www.anb.org /cush_poetry.html   (2498 words)

  
 The Literature of the Puerto Rican Migration in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Literature of the Puerto Rican Migration in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography
A major difficulty faced by Nuyorican and other minority writers in the United States is the scarcity of outlets for publication.
In contrast to most of the street poetry of his generational contemporaries, which exhibits a collective sense, Hernández's poetry is more introspective and calculated.
www.adfl.org /ade/bulletin/n091/091056.htm   (2771 words)

  
 Types of Poetry : Creative Writing Lesson Plan - Homeschooling
April is National Poetry Month in the United States.
Poetry can be a great form of expression, an emotional release or a productive hobby.
Poetry is a fun addition to writing and reading programs.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art30450.asp   (295 words)

  
 Celebration of Poetry
“The United States of Poetry”, originally presented as a five part television series on PBS, now also includes a variety of resources; the complete series on VHS tape, an audio only version on CD Rom, and an interpretation of the series in traditional hardcover book format.
A word of caution: although this resource was recommended highly by a local teacher and by a local educational consultant who works in schools with teachers and students, the content of the some of the video segments is not appropriate for all age levels.
To purchase the video collection of “The United States of Poetry”, contact KQED at 800-647-3600 or Vermont Public Television at 800-343-5540.
informatics.buffalo.edu /faculty/sullivan/poetryunit/collDevel.html   (851 words)

  
 United States: Entertainment, Real Estate, Poetry, News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The United States (US) State Department has ordered all non-emergency US mission personnel and dependents to depart Nepal.
Earlier this week a landmark case went before the United States (US) Supreme Court that reversed a federal appeals court decision to grant the Thomas family...
UNITED STATES aviation authorities upgraded Venezuela's safety ranking on Friday, averting a ban that would have blocked most US airlines from flying to the...
www.ourunitedstates.us   (329 words)

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