Silence in Contemporary Poetry

Silence in Contemporary Poetry

Author: Kristina Marie Darling

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ISBN: 1949979520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This book analyzes the relationship between silence, formal innovation, and social justice in recent poetry by women, non-binary writers, and writers of color. Silence in poetry has been heretofore undertheorized, as most books that engage this topic are scholarly monographs focused on a single writer's work, such as Therese Lentfoer's Words and Silence: On the Poetry of Thomas Merton and Jean Franco's Cesar Vallejo: The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence, both of which are, at this point, a bit dated. Kazim Ali's Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence may very well be the only recent study of silence and poetry, and does not foreground stylistically innovative work. These scholars clearly recognize that silence offers invaluable insight into the possibilities for a reader's imaginative work within a given text. After all, it is the space between things that makes room for the reader's imagination, and allows room for the other to speak. However, a broader survey of silence in innovative contemporary and historical poetry will offer insight into the full range of approaches to the work that silence can do in poetry. This book engages examples ranging from dramatic verse to lyric fragments and prose poetry. Given these poets' commitment to social justice, the readerly possibility in these texts' gaps and elisions is rife with real-world implications, as the reader's imaginative work in these texts almost always extends beyond the realm of language, literature, and the arts.
Silence in Contemporary Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Kristina Marie Darling
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02 - Publisher:

This book analyzes the relationship between silence, formal innovation, and social justice in recent poetry by women, non-binary writers, and writers of color. Silence in poetry has been heretofore undertheorized, as most books that engage this topic are scholarly monographs focused on a single writer's work, such as Therese Lentfoer's
Stylistics and Social Cognition
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Poetics and Linguistics Association. Conference, Lesley Jeffries, Dan McIntyre, Derek Bousfield
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01 - Publisher: Rodopi

This volume of articles comprises papers from the 25th annual conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), which was held at the University of Huddersfield, England, in July 2005. The theme of the conference was 'Stylistics and Social Cognition', and as usual at a PALA conference, this theme was
Daylight Has Already Come
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Darling, Kristina Marie Darling
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-15 - Publisher:

Spanning four books across a six year period, Darling''s selected delivers a natural cohesion, a sense of the single, complex gesture, sharply whittled from these formerly separate visions. In the opening poem, Darling writes, "when she falls in love/ physical pain does not simply resist language but actively destroys it,"posing
American and British Poetry: 1979-1990
Language: en
Pages: 465
Authors: Harriet Semmes Alexander
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press/Swallow Press

Includes approximately 800 British and American poets, past and present, with criticisms drawn from more than 160 journals and 300 books
The Changing World of Contemporary South Asian Poetry in English
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Mitali P. Wong, M. Yousuf Saeed
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-02 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This international collection of essays examines contemporary English-language poetry from South Asia. The contributors discuss women’s issues, the concerns of marginalized groups—such as the Dalit community and the people of Northeastern India—social changes in Sri Lanka, and the changing society of Pakistan.