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‘A Potted Peace/Lily’? Northern Irish Poetry Since the Ceasefires  

Miriam Gamble

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
In the 1990s, ceasefires were adopted in Ireland, followed in 2007 by the institution of devolved government at Stormont. With the Troubles now gone, the country has experienced a dramatic ... More

‘All Livin Language is Sacred’: Poetry and Varieties of English in these Islands  

Simon Dentith

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
“All livin language is sacred”: Poetry and Varieties of English in These Islands’ considers the various uses of non-standard Englishes in contemporary poetry, whether the variety of ... More

The Altered Sublime: Raworth, Crozier, Prynne  

Rod Mengham

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay considers a reconfiguring of the sublime in British poetry of the 1970s and 1980s that coincides with theoretical activity around the ways in which the concept of the sublime is ... More

American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism  

Robert Dale Parker

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Scholars and readers of American poetry in general and American Indian poetry in particular generally assume that American Indian poetry begins in the late 1960s with the American Indian ... More

American Poetry, Prayer, and the News  

Jahan Ramazani

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Twentieth-century American poetry metabolizes a variety of discursive genres, including fiction, song, theory, advertising, letters, and the law. To adapt Mikhail Bakhtin's terms, it ... More

Anthologizing War  

Hugh Haughton

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This chapter discusses the anthology of war, which it views as a political protest and an expression of solidarity during a time of national crisis. It states that anthologies serve as a ... More

Asian American Poetry  

Sojung Park

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
The early poetry written by Asians in the United States was the work of immigrant laborers and foreign students—roles that often merged into each other, with migrant workers who composed ... More

Attending to AIDS: Elegy's Rendez‐vous with Testimonial  

Ross Chambers

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article mentions the complicated relationship between elegy and the longing for aesthetic redemption; however, such longing is rarely distant from anger and rage, and therefore never ... More

Auden in Ireland  

John Redmond

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
From the 1930s onwards, W. H. Auden has been a powerful influence on Irish poets. But because his poetry does not obviously intersect with any of the major recent narratives of Irish ... More

Audience and Awkwardness: Personal Poetry in Britain and New Zealand  

Anna Smaill

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
‘Audience and Awkwardness’ explores New Zealand poetry’s attempt to distance itself from the British literary tradition and asks whether it can now, in Allen Curnow’s words, ‘stand ... More

Befitting Emblems: The Early 1970s  

Heather Clark

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
In the early 1970s, Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland experienced violence because of the Troubles. The year 1972 saw thousands of shootings and explosions that ... More

Berber Poetry and the Issue of Derivation: Alternate Symbolist Trajectories  

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article explores the poetry and political writings of Algerian Berber Jean El Mouhoub Amrouche as alternative delineations of time in a colonial context—temporal models that disengage ... More

‘Between the Bullet and the Lie’: British Elegy between the Wars  

Patricia Rae

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article states that the inter-war poets were determined to stake their place in history, positively to document their self-consciousness about elegiac writing with a steely ... More

Books and the Market: Trade Publishers, State Subsidies, and Small Presses  

Matthew Sperling

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay examines changes in poetry publishing since the 1960s, and the various forms of poetic community these changes shape and are shaped by. This period has seen the large-scale ... More

British Holocaust Poetry: Songs of Experience  

Claire M. Tylee

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This chapter studies the Holocaust poetry that is usually included in anthologies of Second World War poetry, and tries to place the Kindertransport poems as an integral part of the canon ... More

Cat-Scanning the Little Magazine  

Richard Price

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
‘CAT-Scanning the Little Magazine’ proposes an empirical but nuanced survey of British literary magazines. Such a project would eschew anecdotal approaches to literary history, taking a ... More

Catholic Art and Culture: Clarke to Heaney  

Gail McConnell

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses Catholic art and culture by focusing on Irish poetry, particularly the work of three poets raised in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland: Austin Clarke, Patrick ... More

Cézanne’s Ideal of “Realization”: A Useful Analogy for the Spirit of Modernity in American Poetry  

Charles Altieri

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
This article elaborates what American modernist poets shared as they tried to appropriate aspects of the painters' projects while refusing slavish imitation and visible envy of the ... More

Cinema Mon Amour: How British Poetry Fell In Love With Film  

Sophie Mayer

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
‘Cinema Mon Amour’ examines the shift from T. S. Eliot’s rejection of cinema to contemporary poets’ engagement with it as object of desire, related to increasing cine-literacy, the ... More

The Contemporary Anti‐Elegy  

R. Clifton Spargo

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article describes the measure of the elegy's self-subversions through history, but finds that in its contemporary form it has reached an apex of resistance that plays out in the realm ... More

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