Contemporary PoetsContemporary Poets provides biographical and bibliographical information on 787 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, 120 new to this edition. Entries typically include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources, a signed, critical essay and more.
Call Number: PR603 .C6 2001
Publication Date: 2000-09-28
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English by Ian Hamilton (Editor)This Companion is both an alphabetically arranged reference work and, in its sum, a history, a map of modern poetry in English. From the last decade of the century, it offers a survey of the terrain, from 1900 to the present, and from Britain and America to New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore,Trinidad, Zimbabwe - anywhere, if fact, where poets write in English. It charts the shift from `poetry' to `poetries' - from primarily British and American traditions to a rich diversity of younger poetic identities elsewhere. The only comprehensive work of its kind, it covers not just individuals- some 1,500 of them - but also magazines, movements, concepts, and critical terms. Edited and introduced by Ian Hamilton, himself a notable poet, The Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English has the distinction of including among its contributors many other celebrated poet-critics, often in intriguing author/subject combinations. Encounter, for example, Seamus Heaneywriting on Robert Lowell, Dan Jacobson on Thomas Hardy, Jon Stallworthy on Rupert Brooke, Carol Rumens on Edith Sitwell, Andrew Motion on Edward Thomas, and Anne Stevenson on Sylvia Plath. These and other writers offer lively and opinionated critical assessments as well as biographical andbibliographical information. And, as one soon discovers, twentieth-century poets have lived far from humdrum lives. Twenty-seven here had nervous breakdowns, nineteen served time in jail, fourteen died in battle, three were murdered, one executed. One played hockey for his country. There werefifteen suicides, and one poet who staged his own death only to reappear, still writing poetry, under a new name.
Guide to British Poetry Explication by Nancy C. Martinez; Joseph G. R. Martinez; Erland AndersonThe fourth and final volume in G.K. Halls British Poetry Explication series, Victorian-Contemporary offers listings of scholarly explications of works from a diverse group of poets: from Matthew Arnold to William Wordsworth, from W.H. Auden to W. B. Yeats. As with other volumes in this series, entries are arranged alphabetically by poet and poem title, and reflect a wide range of critical approaches.
This includes Masterplots; Critical Insights series on the themes of Dystopia, Good and Evil, Nature and the Environment, Technology and Humanity, The Hero’s Quest, and War. The Critical Surveys series includes Long Fiction, Graphic Novels: Manga, Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique, Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology.