UNH Speakers Bureau
Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics (Book Title)
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.