Saturday, 9 August 2014

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Poetry is often a tough sell to today's college undergraduates. Heck, poetry is a tough sell these days to almost anyone who doesn't read or write it professionally. Ask people to name their three favorite foods, or actors, or even novelists, and they generally respond well. Ask them to name their three favorite poets - or, harder yet, their three favorite living poets - and they generally respond with bewilderment, laughter, or silence.
Like so much else, things weren't always this way. With its origins in religious ritual, oral history, and royal celebration, poetry had evolved by the 16th century to become the most respected literary genre. Want to impress your friends and intimidate your enemies? Write a witty sonnet sequence like Sir Philip Sidney's "Astrophel and Stella" (1591), which circulated among his courtly friends like any good inside joke, or a devastating satire like John Dryden's "MacFlecknoe" (1682), which destroyed for all time the reputation of a literary rival. By the early 18th century, poets like Alexander Pope could make a full-time living producing modern translations of classics as well original verses in a variety of sub-genres. Pope excelled at mock-heroic poems, which became particularly popular after John Milton's monumental Paradise Lost (1674) raised the bar for the English epic to truly heavenly heights.
But a funny thing happened to poetry on its way into the 18th century. It began to lose readers to a young rival genre, written in straightforward prose, which dealt primarily in stories of contemporary life. At least partially as a result of such competition, poets looking to distinguish their work began turning away from longer, narrative-oriented verses and toward shorter expressions of personal feeling and observation that the novel, with its orientation toward the lives of others, couldn't match. In fact, writers began to suggest that poetry could best maintain its value precisely as a counterbalance to the hustle and bustle of modern life:
"For a multitude of causes, unknown to former times, are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. . . . When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have spoken of the feeble endeavor made in these volumes to counteract it."
So wrote William Wordsworth in the 1800 preface to the collection of poetry he and his friend, S.T. Coleridge, had first published two years earlier. Now, keep in mind that the "multitude of causes" Wordsworth knew when he wrote about distracting entertainment consisted primarily of newspapers, novels, and melodramas. Can you imagine what he would have said about today's plethora of
"outrageous stimulation[s]," many of them frequently available 24/7 at the click of a button?
From a combination of necessity and creativity, then, poetry in the 19th century carved out a niche for itself primarily as a refuge from the business of everyday life. But the price was steep: it lost most of its audience to more immediately accessible forms of entertainment. Today, Amazon.com currently lists nearly 30 categories in its Books section, including "Crafts, Hobbies & Home" and "Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense." Poetry is not one of them.
Why not? Certainly, poetry demands a different kind of attention than our other everyday pursuits. To get something meaningful out of a well-written poem, whether from the Renaissance or by one of today's many thought-provoking poets, one must be willing to linger over it, word by word and sentence by sentence. This kind of slow reading is not something most of us are used to doing, nor is it something our culture in general tends to encourage or reward. But perhaps that's precisely why poetry should still have a place at the literary table. By forcing us to slow down, good poetry encourages us to take at least a little more time to think about the world we live in, our place in it, and the language we use to describe that relationship.

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Monday, 16 June 2014

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Epic Poetry History
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Epic Features
These book-long poems are unlike most other poems we are familiar with, and not just for their length. They are different in that:

    1. they switch around from scene to scene and

    2. there is dialogue, like a play.

Epic = Drama + Narrative

Speeches make up so much of epic poems that Plato called epic poetry a mixture of dramatic and narrative literature, according to classical scholar Albin Lesky.
Oral Tradition of Epic Poetry

Lesky says the speeches might be a throwback to the oral tradition of epic, where the epic story was passed down, from master storyteller to pupil, possibly within a family. The storyteller or "rhapsode" played a lyre as he sang his improvised epic song. The epic song was composed of elements from myth and folklore welded into place by means of the rhapsode's skilled insertion of formulaic elements.
Epic Hero

The central figure of ancient epic poetry is the hero. In the 3 major ancient classical epics, the heroes are

    the Greek Achilles, in the Iliad,
    the Greek Odysseus in the Odyssey, and
    the Trojan Aeneas in the Aeneid.

Characteristics of Epic Poetry

    Epic heroes come from the heroic era, which precedes the Archaic Age in ancient Greece and the founding of Rome by the legendary king Romulus.
    The heroes of epic literature are bound by a code of honor.
    The form of the epic is verse -- Dactylic Hexameters -- marking it immediately as poetry.
    The language of epic poetry is often formulaic.
    The material of epic poetry is elevated; it does not dwell on the banal details of life.
    Epic poetry tends to have catalogues. Catalogues (of things like ships or booty) tend to be long.
    Speeches are frequent.

Albin Lesky, A History of Greek Literature, translated by James Willis and Cornelis de heer. New York: Thomas Y. Cromwell Company. 1966.
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Elements Of Poetry Biography
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For many centuries, poetry movements and communities have served as the most provocative, creative, vital, engaging, and oft-underground elements of regional and national literary trends. The simple joy of gathering for a single or group reading, listening to verse, hearing background stories, and discussing poesy has joined and empowered poets from ancient Athens to the streets of San Francisco. The assemblies launched social and political discourse while feeding creative explosions that, in nearly all cases, involved the arts and music as well.Despite the popular view of most poets as solitary, hermetic people, communities are vital to most working poets – which is why, in any given week, thousands of open-mic and guest poetry readings take place in the United States. Whether we’re studying the history of poetry or listening to an individual poet, it’s enticing to make connections between two poetic periods, or between a poet and his or her influences. In doing so, we invariably set foot inside a poetic movement or community. 
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Little maidens, when you look 
On this little story-book, 
Reading with attentive eye 
Its enticing history, 
Never think that hours of play 
Are your only HOLIDAY, 
And that in a HOUSE of joy 
Lessons serve but to annoy: 
If in any HOUSE you find 
Children of a gentle mind, 
Each the others pleasing ever-- 
Each the others vexing never-- 
Daily work and pastime daily 
In their order taking gaily-- 
Then be very sure that they 
Have a life of HOLIDAY.

 In those years, people will say, we lost track
of the meaning of we, of you
we found ourselves
reduced to I
and the whole thing became
silly, ironic, terrible:
we were trying to live a personal life
and yes, that was the only life
we could bear witness to
 
But the great dark birds of history screamed and plunged
into our personal weather
They were headed somewhere else but their beaks and pinions drove
along the shore, through the rags of fog
where we stood, saying I
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Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Mother poems are one of a number of subsets of family poems, relating to different members of the family. Some Australian mother poems are also memorial poems addressed to a dead mother, as with William Gay’s ‘To My Mother’ and Katherine Gallagher’s ‘My Mother’s Garden’, which she revisits after her mother’s death. Tom Shapcott’s ‘For Dorothy My Mother’ looks back over the life of his ninety-year-old mother, recently deceased.  In Geoff Page’s rather less reverential ‘My Mother’s Letters’ there remains the question of what he should do with ‘five decades worth of admonitions’.

Gardening seems often to feature in mother poems, with another poem by Katherine Gallagher, ‘My Mother’, also focusing on her love for her garden. In his ‘Letter home’, Michael Brennan also remembers his mother in her garden.  Other poems by sons written in tribute to their mothers include Arthur Adams’ ‘To the Best of Women, My Mother’ and David Rowbotham’s ‘Mothers’, a more general tribute to their endurance and continuing love.

Daughters, however, often have more problematic relationships with their mothers, as is evident in Dorothy Porter’s ‘My Mother’.  David Campbell also provides a wonderful short mother poem treating this relationship in his ‘Mothers and Daughters’, in which the daughters ‘mock their anxious mothers/ With their mothers’ eyes.’ It is usually daughters, however, who have to pick up the pieces when their mothers become ill.  An excellent example of this is provided by Rhyll McMasters’ sequence of poems entitled ‘My Mother and I Become Victims of a Stroke’.

Some mother poems deal with famous mothers from history, as in Rodney Hall’s ‘The Mother’, about the classical figure Medea, notorious for killing her own children in an act of revenge against their father who has taken another woman as his wife. Geoffrey Lehmann’s ‘Mother’ is spoken by another notorious classical figure, the Roman emperor Nero, who voices all his resentments against his now dead mother.  Going back even further, in Dorothy Porter’s ‘Mother’s Noseless Thief’, from her verse novel Akhenaten, the future pharaoh also rails against his mother who he believes does not love him.
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