By Fiona Sampson
Beyond the Lyric does simply that. this can be a ebook of enthusiasms: an clever and witty map of up to date British poetry and an intensive, obtainable advisor to dwelling British poets, grouped for the 1st time in line with the type of poetry they write.
In a sequence of groundbreaking new classifications, starting with the bread-and-butter diction of the obvious buyers and finishing at the capacious generosity of the Exploded Lyric, it examines the large diversity of latest traits – from the baroque swagger of the Dandies to the constrained beauty of the Oxford Elegists; from the layered, haunting verse of Mythopoesis to the artistic explorations of the recent Formalists. by means of probing the cultural context from which those teams emerge and transferring the severe concentration again to the paintings itself, Sampson’s astute research illuminates and demystifies every one of those phrases and asks the massive questions on what makes a poem.
The result's a party of poetry as a hooked up, responsive and principally communitarian shape. vigorous, attractive and welcoming, this is often the indispensible and authoritative consultant for an individual who is ever questioned what is going on in British poetry today.
Read or Download Beyond the Lyric PDF
Similar contemporary poetry books
Winner of the 2010 nationwide ebook Award for PoetryIn his fourth assortment, Terrance Hayes investigates how we build event. With one foot firmly grounded within the daily and the opposite soaring within the air, his poems braid dream and truth right into a poetry that's either darkish and buoyant. Cultural icons as diversified as Fela Kuti, Harriet Tubman, and Wallace Stevens seem with meditations on hope and historical past.
Shortlisted for the 2008 Pat Lowther Award, the 2008 Lampman Scott Award and the 2008 ReLit AwardsImagining the lives of nineteenth-century girls asylum sufferers, Nadine McInnis charts her descent into, and restoration from, melancholy. within the afterword to 2 Hemispheres, McInnis describes her first stumble upon with the awesome photos that illustrate this relocating quantity.
This book’s thirty-eight poems sew Brodsky’s "awareness of days passing" right into a crazy-quilt whose patches are the superbly special stories captured from his everyday life at domestic in Farmington, Missouri, his work journeys through the Midwest, and his holidays to castle Lauderdale, together with his spouse.
Starting with the impassioned, never-before-published name poem, here's the poet. Agha Shahid Ali died in 2001, mourned by means of myriad enthusiasts of poetry and dedicated scholars. This quantity, his shining legacy, strikes from playful early poems to issues of mourning and loss, culminating within the ghazals of name Me Ishmael this night.
- Barking & Biting: The Poetry of Sina Queyras (Laurier Poetry)
- Human Waters: Wordflows
- Beautiful Zero: Poems
- Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets (Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry)
Extra resources for Beyond the Lyric
Beyond the Lyric by Fiona Sampson