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The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft Ser.) epub ebook

by Ellen Voigt

The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft Ser.) epub ebook

Author: Ellen Voigt
Category: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of Georgia Press (November 30, 1999)
Pages: 234 pages
ISBN: 0820321311
ISBN13: 978-0820321318
Rating: 4.6
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The Flexible Lyric is a splendid book of essays on lyric poetry by one of our most acute poetic thinkers. Shenandoah, on Ellen Bryant Voigt). These eloquent essays celebrate the art and craft of lyric poetry, passionately and astutely revisiting the work of poets from Shakespeare to Bishop.

The Flexible Lyric is a splendid book of essays on lyric poetry by one of our most acute poetic thinkers. Edward Hirsch author of How to Read a Poem). Sober and very bright, conveying a great sense of respect for the art, The Flexible Lyric exhibits many of the same qualities that it so aptly examines and admires in poetry. Dean Young author of Strike Anywhere). The book is an inspired argument, proving that the making of poems is not just a trade but a calling.

An experienced teacher, Voigt focuses on the lyric but encourages, in any study of poetry, original thinking, attention to. .

An experienced teacher, Voigt focuses on the lyric but encourages, in any study of poetry, original thinking, attention to structure, and, above all, close reading of the work itself. An intelligent and thought-provoking marriage of art and scholarship, The Flexible Lyric exemplifies, with fierceness, dedication, and precision, how the making of poems is not just a trade but a calling.

These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure. Through attentive readings of a variety of artists, including her contemporaries, Ellen Bryant Voigt celebrates the structure and elasticity of lyric poems. She argues for reading as a writer reads-with equal parts passion and analysis.

The Flexible Lyric book. These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure

The Flexible Lyric book. These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure. She argues for reading as a writer reads-with equal parts passion These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure.

Ellen Bryant Voigt grew up on her family's farm in rural Virginia. Bryant Voigt was a founder of the Goddard College low-residency MFA program, the first MFA program of its kind, and has also taught at Iowa Wesleyan College and MIT. She served as poet laureate of Vermont for four years. She has received grants from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2015 she was awarded a MacArthur fellowship.

Lyric poetry is a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person. The term derives from a form of Ancient Greek literature, the lyric, which was defined by its musical accompaniment, usually. The term derives from a form of Ancient Greek literature, the lyric, which was defined by its musical accompaniment, usually on a stringed instrument known as a lyre. The term owes its importance in literary theory to the division developed by Aristotle between three broad categories of poetry: lyrical, dramatic, and epic.

Series: The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft. Published by: University of Georgia Press. Her analyses of the effects of tone, image, voice, and structure connect brilliant theory with tangible examples.

More on poets and poetry in Atlantic Unbound and The Atlantic Monthly. This month Voigt publishes The Flexible Lyric, a collection of the critical essays she has been writing for the past fifteen years

More on poets and poetry in Atlantic Unbound and The Atlantic Monthly. Street Life (August 18, 1999) Elijah Anderson talks about his new book, Code of the Street, and the importance of looking honestly at life in the inner city. Landscape Artist (July 14, 1999) Witold Rybczynski talks about Frederick Law Olmsted, the importance of Central Park, and the shape of our urban and suburban landscapes. This month Voigt publishes The Flexible Lyric, a collection of the critical essays she has been writing for the past fifteen years. The book is a passionate defense of the richness, variety, and ambition of the lyric mode, but it's much more than that.

Ellen Bryant Voigt was born and raised on a farm in Virginia

Ellen Bryant Voigt was born and raised on a farm in Virginia. As a child, she showed an aptitude for music and began playing the piano. She has also contributed photography for Kathleen Peirce's book of poetry, Mercy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991). Voigt's earlier work was praised by Stanley Kunitz for its "sense of mutability and loss, an abiding set of loyalties, and a fierce attachment to the land. Voigt's honors include the 2002 Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Fellowship, and the 2002 O. B. Hardison Jr.

This poem deals with one’s limitations and shortcomings in life. Everyone has them and Milton’s blindness is a perfect example of this. His eyesight gradually worsened and he became totally blind at the age of 42.

These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure. Through attentive readings of a variety of artists, including her contemporaries, Ellen Bryant Voigt celebrates the structure and elasticity of lyric poems. She argues for reading as a writer reads―with equal parts passion and analysis. Her analyses of the effects of tone, image, voice, and structure connect brilliant theory with tangible examples.

Intimate as well as informative, the collection begins with a discussion of the creative process and Voigt's fascination with the writing of Flannery O'Connor and Elizabeth Bishop. Readings of lyric poems by Shakespeare, Sidney, Poe, Stevens, Williams, Larkin, Bogan, Roethke, Plath, Levertov, Berryman, and others demonstrate the roles of gender, point of view, image, and music in poetry. An experienced teacher, Voigt focuses on the lyric but encourages, in any study of poetry, original thinking, attention to structure, and, above all, close reading of the work itself. An intelligent and thought-provoking marriage of art and scholarship, The Flexible Lyric exemplifies, with fierceness, dedication, and precision, how the making of poems is not just a trade but a calling.

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