Poems 1959 2009

Poems 1959 2009

Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data Seidel, Frederick, 1936– [Poems. Selections] Poems 19592009 / Frederick Seidel.— 1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN13: 9780374126551 (alk. paper) ISBN10: 0374126550 (alk. paper) I.

Author: Frederick Seidel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466817906

Category: Poetry

Page: 528

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These are the collected poems of a master whose work includes many of the most compelling, savage, and tender poems in the language. Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, "the best American poet writing today."
Categories: Poetry

New Selected Poems

New Selected Poems

By the Same Author Peaches Goes It Alone Widening Income Inequality Nice Weather Poems 19592009 Evening Man Ooga-Booga The Cosmos Trilogy Barbados Area Code 212 Life on Earth The Cosmos Poems Going Fast My Tokyo These Days Poems, ...

Author: Frederick Seidel

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571365364

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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This collection provides readers with a perpetually exciting, compact edition of the revolutionary poet's most powerful work. Frederick Seidel has been hailed as 'the poet of a new contemporary form' (New York Review of Books), and 'the most frightening American poet ever' (Boston Review). His ambitious, disturbing and tender work has mystified and captured critics, poets and readers for decades. Select Seidel allows readers to appreciate the scope of Seidel's work over the past half-century and his uncanny ability to say the unsayable. Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, 'the best American poet writing today'.
Categories: Poetry

The FSG Poetry Anthology

The FSG Poetry Anthology

Published by FSG in 2014 in Sailing the Forest: Selected Poems. Nelly Sachs, “When sleep enters the body like ... Delmore Schwartz, “Song,” from The Collected Poems of Delmore Schwartz. ... Published by FSG in 2009 in Poems, 19592009.

Author: Jonathan Galassi

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374722616

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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To honor FSG's 75th anniversary, here is a unique anthology celebrating the riches and variety of its poetry list—past, present, and future Poetry has been at the heart of Farrar, Straus and Giroux's identity ever since Robert Giroux joined the fledgling company in the mid-1950s, soon bringing T. S. Eliot, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, and Elizabeth Bishop onto the list. These extraordinary poets and their successors have been essential in helping define FSG as a publishing house with a unique place in American letters. The FSG Poetry Anthology includes work by almost all of the more than one hundred twenty-five poets whom FSG has published in its seventy-five-year history. Giroux's first generation was augmented by a group of international figures (and Nobel laureates), including Pablo Neruda, Nelly Sachs, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Joseph Brodsky. Over time the list expanded to includes poets as diverse as Yehuda Amichai, John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, Paul Muldoon, Les Murray, Grace Paley, Carl Phillips, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, James Schuyler, C. K. Williams, Charles Wright, James Wright, and Adam Zagajewski. Today, Henri Cole, francine j. harris, Ishion Hutchinson, Maureen N. McLane, Ange Mlinko, Valzhyna Mort, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Frederick Seidel are among the poets who are continuing FSG's tradition as a discoverer and promoter of the most vital and distinguished contemporary voices. This anthology is a wide-ranging showcase of some of the best poems published in America over the past three generations. It is also a sounding of poetry's present and future.
Categories: Poetry

My Silver Planet

My Silver Planet

10 (October 1999), n.p. Web: www.jacketmagazine.com/10. 52. Ibid. 53. Frederick Seidel, “Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin,” in Poems, 19592009 (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009), p. 44. The title is lifted from Pound. 54.

Author: Daniel Tiffany

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Taking its title from John Keats, My Silver Planet contends that the problem of elite poetry’s relation to popular culture bears the indelible mark of its turbulent incorporation of vernacular poetry—a legacy shaped by nostalgia, contempt, and fraudulence. Daniel Tiffany reactivates and fundamentally redefines the concept of kitsch, freeing it from modernist misapprehension and ridicule, by tracing its origin to poetry’s alienation from the emergent category of literature. Tiffany excavates the forgotten history of poetry’s relation to kitsch, beginning with the exuberant revival of archaic (and often spurious) ballads in Britain in the early eighteenth century. In these controversial events of poetic imposture, Tiffany identifies a submerged pact—in opposition to the bourgeois values of literature—between elite and vernacular poetries. Tiffany argues that the ballad revival—the earliest explicit formation of what we now call popular culture—sparked a perilous but seemingly irresistible flirtation (among elite audiences) with poetic forgery that endures today in the ambiguity of the kitsch artifact: Is it real or fake, art or kitsch? He goes on to trace the genealogy of kitsch in texts ranging from nursery rhymes and poetic melodrama to the lyric commodities of Baudelaire. He scrutinizes the fascist "paradise" inscribed in Ezra Pound’s Cantos as well as the avant-garde poetry of the New York School and its debt to pop and "plastic" art. By exposing and elaborating the historical poetics of kitsch, My Silver Planet transforms our sense of kitsch as a category of material culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry

Seidel, Frederick (2009) Poems: 19592009 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Stein, Gertrude (1967) Writings and Lectures 1909–1945. Patricia Meyerowitz (ed.) (Baltimore: Penguin). Tolson, Melvin B. (1999) 'Harlem Gallery' and Other ...

Author: Jonathan Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199607747

Category: Drama

Page: 748

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry provides the widest coverage yet of Shakespeare's poetry and its afterlife in English and other languages.
Categories: Drama

You Too Could Write a Poem

You  Too  Could Write a Poem

As Poems 19592009 demonstrates, Frederick Seidel has spent the last half century being that darkest and strangest sort of poet. He is, it's widely agreed, one of poetry's few truly scary characters. This is a reputation of which he's ...

Author: David Orr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698403338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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A collection of reviews and essays by David Orr, the New York Times poetry columnist and one of the most respected critics in America today, his best work of the past fifteen years in one place Poetry is never more vital, meaningful, or accessible than in the hands of David Orr. In the pieces collected here, most of them written originally for the New York Times, Orr is at his rigorous, conversational, and edifying best. Whether he is considering the careers of contemporary masters, such as Louise Glück or Frederick Seidel, sizing up younger American poets, like Matthea Harvey and Matthew Zapruder, or even turning his attention to celebrities and public figures, namely Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Fry, when they choose to wade into the hotly contested waters of the poetry world, Orr is never any less than fully persuasive in arguing what makes a poem or poet great—or not. After all, as Orr points out in his introduction, “Poetry is a lot like America, in the sense that liking all of it means that you probably shouldn’t be trusted with money, or scissors.” Orr’s prose is devoted to common sense and clarity, and, in every case, he brings to bear an impeccable ear, an openhandedness of spirit, and a deep wealth of technical knowledge—to say nothing of his shrewd sense of humor. As pleasurable as it is informative, Orr’s journalism represents a high watermark in the public discussion of literature. You, Too, Could Write a Poem is at heart a love note to poetry itself.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Zoo of the New

The Zoo of the New

A Book of Exceptional Poems from Sappho to Paul Muldoon Don Paterson, Nick Laird ... FREDERICK SEIDEL: 'Wanting to Live in Harlem' from Poems 19592009 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009), reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Author: Don Paterson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718199616

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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'So open it anywhere, then anywhere, then anywhere again. We're sure it won't be long before you find a poem that brings you smack into the newness and strangeness of the living present, just as it did us' (from the Introduction) In The Zoo of the New, poets Don Paterson and Nick Laird have cast a fresh eye over more than five centuries of verse, from the English language and beyond. Above all, they have sought poetry that retains, in one way or another, a powerful timelessness: words with the thrilling capacity to make the time and place in which they were written, however distant and however foreign they may be, feel utterly here and now in the 21st Century. This book is the condensed result of that search. It stretches as far back as Sappho and as far forward as the recent award-winning work of Denise Riley, taking in poets as varied as Thomas Wyatt, William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks along the way. Here, the mournful rubs shoulders with the celebratory; the skulduggerous and the foolish with the highfalutin; and tales of love, loss and war with a menagerie of animals and objects, from bee boxes to rubber boots, a suit of armour and a microscope. Teeming with old favourites and surprising discoveries, this lovingly selected compendium is sure to win lifelong readers.
Categories: Poetry

Where Have You Been

Where Have You Been

Now Final Solutions stands at the end of Poems, 19592009, as if itwas alwaysgoing tobe there. Nor is it just the running order that's a distinctive feature of the book. If Poems is a man doing a headstand, then it's a manin a bowlerhat ...

Author: Michael Hofmann

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571323678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Michael Hofmann - a poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond - has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been?, he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip through what to read, how to think, and why to like. And while these essays bear sharp insights that will help us revisit writers with a fresh eye, they are also a story of love between a reader and his treasured books. In these twenty-five essays, Hofmann brings his signature wit and sustained critical mastery to a poetic, penetrating, and candid discussion of the writers and artists of the last hundred years. Here are the indispensable poets without which contemporary poetry would be unimaginable - Elizabeth Bishop, 'the poets' poets' poet,' the 'ghostly skill' of Robert Lowell, and the man he calls the greatest English poet since Shakespeare, Ted Hughes. But he also illumines the despair of John Berryman and the antics of poetry's bogeyman, Frederick Seidel. In essays on art that are themselves works of art, Hofmann's agile and brilliant mind explores a panoply of subjects from the mastery of translation to the best day job for a poet. What these diverse gems share are the critic's insatiable curiosity and great charm. Where Have You Been? is an unmissable journey with literature's most irresistible flaneur.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New American Poetry of Engagement

The New American Poetry of Engagement

Robert Pinsky, “Poem of Disconnected Parts,” “The Forgetting,” and “The Anniversary” from GulfMusie by Robert Pinsky. ... Overflows Its Banks,” “The Bush Administration," and “God Exploding” from Poems 1959* 2009 by Frederick Seidel.

Author: Ann Keniston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786464678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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"This anthology offers a comprehensive look at contemporary American poetry, demonstrating that poets are moving at once toward a new engagement with public concerns and toward a focus on the problems of representation. A detailed introduction by the editors along with statements by many of the poets add depth and context to the book "--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Blooming Flowers

Blooming Flowers

... 'February', in Collected Poems (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993) Seaton, Beverley, The Language of Flowers: A History (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995) Seidel, Frederick, 'Prayer', in Poems, 19592009 ...

Author: Kasia Boddy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300252071

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasureThe bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella—there is no end of reasons to love flowers. Ranging through the centuries and across the globe, Kasia Boddy looks at the wealth of floral associations that has been passed down in perfumes, poems, and paintings; in the design of buildings, clothes, and jewelry; in songs, TV shows, and children’s names; and in nearly every religious, social, and political ritual.Exploring the first daffodils of spring and the last chrysanthemums of autumn, this is also a book about seasons. In vibrant detail and drawing on a rich array of illustrations, Boddy considers how the sunflower, poppy, rose, lily—and many others—have given rise to meaning, value, and inspiration throughout history, and why they are integral to so many different cultures.
Categories: Nature