Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics (Book Title)


Program Description:

Compiled by three noted poets, including University of New Hampshire Professor Deborah Brown, this is an eclectic, stimulating, and informed selection of poets’ remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics. The 102 selections from nearly as many poets reach back to the Greeks and Romans, then draw on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Milton, on to Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, and Poe, then Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Rilke, and Pound, concluding with many of our contemporaries, including Hall, Clifton, Mackey, Kunitz, and Rukeyser. Using this book, Brown will help the audience deepen their understanding of age-old poetic ideas while at the same time pointing out new directions for thinking about poetry, juxtaposing the familiar and the strange, reconfiguring old boundaries, and shaking up stereotypes." Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics (Non Fiction, University of Arkansas Press, 2005, ISBN # 155728792-9.


Deborah Brown

Professor Brown has been teaching literature, writing, and poetry for over twenty years. She is currently a professor at the University of New Hampshire Manchester. Professor Brown specializes in American literature, women's literature and poetry. She teaches workshop in writing poetry,fiction, creative nonfiction, as well as courses in 19th and 20th century American literature. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, and her book of poems, "Walking the Dog's Shadow," recently won the A. Poulin Jr. Award from BOA Editions and will be published by them early in 2011.(*M)

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