4 Poets in The Kenyon Review

Posted by on 25 02 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

4 Poets in The Kenyon Review: Devon Branca, Eric Pankey, Michael Hulse and Krystelle Bamford.

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Music of Verse Continued

Posted by on 13 02 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

I left an earlier post on the music of verse suggesting that, while there was an aural symbolism lying deep in the unconscious, and perhaps most evocative when experienced in the semi-hypnotic condition induced by verse, the conscious mind still has to be satisfied. Kubla Khan’s magic, I noted, disappeared on parody. It’s possible to analyze actual examples -though there are many difficulties (2-3) – and  Ronald Carter and Walter Nash’s simple introduction to styles in English in fact devotes several pages to the verse patterning exhibited by Browning’s Meeting by Night, which readers will remember starts with: The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap In fiery ringlets from their sleep, As I gain the cove with pushing prow, And quench its speed i’...

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5 Tonalist Poets from Jacket Magazine

Posted by on 8 02 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

Five Tonalist Poets from Jacket Magazine: Normal Cole, E. Tracy Grinnel, Geraldine Monk and Alli Warren

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