The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language

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  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language
  • Laura Riding Jackson
  • English
  • 27 November 2017
  • 0472069578

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The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language A Volume In The Poets On Poetry Series, Which Collects Critical Works By Contemporary Poets, Gathering Together The Articles, Interviews, And Book Reviews By Which They Have Articulated The Poetics Of A New Generation.In The Failure Of Poetry, The Promise Of Language , Laura Riding Jackson Examines The Subjects Of Poetry, Language, And Truth The Conflict Between Truth And Art And The Range Of Human Attitudes To The Prospect Of Truth Speaking Also Included Are A Series Of Comments On And Judgments Of The Poets Coleridge, Clare, Eliot, Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Lowell, Pound, Dylan Thomas, And W C Williams And Selections From Her Correspondence Ranging From 1948 To 1984.Laura Riding Jackson S First Published Poems Appeared In 1923 In Magazines Such As The Fugitive In 1925 She Moved To England, And During Thirteen Years Abroad Wrote Some Twenty Books Of Poetry, Criticism, And Fiction In 1941 She Renounced Poetry, Married Schuyler B Jackson, And Collaborated With Him On What Would Become Rational Meaning A New Foundation For The Definition Of Words The Telling, Her Spiritual Testament, Was Published In 1972 In 1991 She Was Awarded The Bollingen Prize For Her Lifetime Contribution To Poetry She Died On September 2, 1991.John Nolan Is A Member Of The Laura Riding Jackson Board Of Literary Management, And Co Editor, With Alan J Clark, Of Laura Riding Jackson S Under The Mind S Watch 2004 He Lives In London, England.

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10 thoughts on “The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language

  1. H says:

    The premise of these essays shook me up But the theory s so abstruse it hardly moves me And glancing back at something like Stevens poems I m seduced away from Riding s thesis.From what I gather, the fundamentally inherent contradiction in poetry is that of creed vs craft The creed seeks unity for the crisis of universal utterance of communicating truth, connecting truly through words But poetry is fated to fail because it depends on craft, trapping us in a past formal space, and leading The premise of these ess...