Poetry and Consciousness

Meditations from one of our most esteemed contemporary critics and poets

Author: Charles Kenneth Williams

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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Meditations from one of our most esteemed contemporary critics and poets

Zhou Mengdie s Poetry of Consciousness

This book will reveal new perspectives to readers interested in modern Taiwan literature, comparative literature, Chinese poetry and poetry in general, and the interfaces of poetry with philosophy, psychology, and the search for identity.

Author: Lloyd Haft

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447053488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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The Taiwan writer Zhou Mengdie (1921) is one of the greatest living Chinese-language poets. His poems are full of Buddhist allusions which have earned him the nickname poet-monk, but as Lloyd Haft shows in this in-depth study, Zhou's remarkably cosmopolitan poems can be read equally well in the light of Freudian dream analysis, Husserl's phenomenology, and the theory of the palindrome and related literary forms. Zhou's true focus is not limited to 'Oriental' philosophy or 'Taiwanese' settings. It is on the very nature of consciousness. In Zhou's poetry, traditional Chinese terms and images, rather than imposing cultural boundaries, are re-framed in a sophisticated modern context which brings out their significance for worldwide readers. All poems discussed (including many in full or extensive translation) are presented both in English and in the Chinese original. This book will reveal new perspectives to readers interested in modern Taiwan literature, comparative literature, Chinese poetry and poetry in general, and the interfaces of poetry with philosophy, psychology, and the search for identity.

Poetry as Consciousness

Author: リチャードギルバート

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ISBN: 9784863301894

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Page: 294

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Poetry Consciousness and Community

This book is interested in the nature of poetic, as opposed to other, thought; it is interested in the critical application of these forms of thought to each others' productions, and in how poetic thought might or might not be subject to ...

Author: Christopher Kelen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202724X

Category: History

Page: 199

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The process of poetry has importantly intuitive aspects and poetry embodies an ambivalence towards consciousness and towards those activities of thought in which it is constituted. It was ability to favour doubt over the productions of the rational mind that led Keats to associate poetry with his `negative capability¿. Consciousness is ¿ like poetry ¿ a floating signifier, a term of wide reference, and with a range of implications in the various disciplinary contexts in which it finds currency. Poetry, consciousness and community is about poetry, consciousness and community, about their reflexive relationships in process, and about how these relationships matter to the world today and to worlds to come. This book is interested in the nature of poetic, as opposed to other, thought; it is interested in the critical application of these forms of thought to each others¿ productions, and in how poetic thought might or might not be subject to its own regime. Poetry ¿ as practice of testing the limits of language ¿ entails a reflexive goal: that of understanding the journey in words made possible for, and by, the poem. Poetic meaning and truth are revealed between languages (likewise between genres, between texts, between subjects); it is in this inter-subjective and inter-cultural space that the limits of language (and so of conceivable worlds) are found.

Extensions of Mind

This book is about the mind, it's relation to the brain, and the origin of consciousness.

Author: Vincent Palermo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541311886

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Page: 282

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This book is about the mind, it's relation to the brain, and the origin of consciousness. It draws from A Course In Miracles to clarify insights about mind, and to provide guidance for daily living with a foundation for spirituality. Set in poetry and essays, it begins with a personal love story and proceeds to delve deeply into exploration of the mind, concluding with a concept of the nature of mind and consciousness.

Lorca s Poet in New York

It expresses, as Betty Jean Craige writes in this volume,"a sudden radical estrangement of the poet from his universe" -- an an estrangement graphically delineated in the dissonant, violent imagery which the poet derives from the ...

Author: Betty Jean Craige

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813162564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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Written in 1929--1930, when Federico García Lorca was visiting Columbia University, Poet in New York stands as one of the great Waste Land poems of the 20th century. It expresses, as Betty Jean Craige writes in this volume,"a sudden radical estrangement of the poet from his universe" -- an an estrangement graphically delineated in the dissonant, violent imagery which the poet derives from the technological world of New York. Craige here describes -- through close analysis of the structure, style, and themes of individual works in Poet in New York -- the chaos into which this world plunges the poet, and the process whereby he is able, gradually, to recover his identity with the regenerative forces of nature. Her study demonstrates that, though seemingly unique in form and motifs, Poet in New York is integral with Lorca's overall poetic achievement.

Psyche the Feminine Poetic Consciousness

Reveals the feminist concerns of women poets in this selection of works by Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, and others.

Author: Barbara Segnitz

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Category: American literature

Page: 256

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Reveals the feminist concerns of women poets in this selection of works by Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, and others.

Revolution in Poetic Consciousness Poetry self and culture

Author: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner

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Category: English poetry

Page: 251

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News of the Universe

The book's 150 poems come from around the world and many eras: from the ecstatic Sufi poet Rumi to contemporary voices like Kenneth Rexroth, Denise Levertov, Charles Simic, and Mary Oliver.

Author: Robert Bly

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619026953

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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Acclaimed poet and translator Robert Bly here assembles a unique cross–cultural anthology that illuminates the idea of a larger–than–human consciousness operating in the universe. The book's 150 poems come from around the world and many eras: from the ecstatic Sufi poet Rumi to contemporary voices like Kenneth Rexroth, Denise Levertov, Charles Simic, and Mary Oliver. Brilliant introductory essays trace our shifting attitudes toward the natural world, from the "old position" of dominating or denigrating nature, to the growing sympathy expressed by the Romantics and American poets like Whitman and Dickinson. Bly's translations of Neruda, Rilke, and others, along with superb examples of non–Western verse such as Eskimo and Zuni songs, complete this important, provocative anthology.

Poems of Consciousness

Author: Nkosi K. M. Ajanaku

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434993604

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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The Problem of Consciousness in Modern Poetry

Hugh Underhill argues that the poetry's emphasis on inner states underrepresents the extent to which the crisis is in fact socio-historically determined.

Author: Hugh Underhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521410335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Modernist aesthetics have been identified with a sense of cultural crisis, defined by its distance from an ideal of unified consciousness. This original study examines the struggle toward that ideal of unitary subjective experience in modern British and Irish poetry from Hardy to Ted Hughes. Hugh Underhill argues that the poetry's emphasis on inner states underrepresents the extent to which the crisis is in fact socio-historically determined.

Wordsworth and Beginnings of Modern Poetry

While the emphasis is on Wordsworth’s greatness as a poet, the book stresses the importance of significance of his relation to European literature and poetry.

Author: Robert Rehder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317208757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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First published in 1981, this study sees Wordsworth’s work as part of the continuous European struggle to come to terms with consciousness. The author pays particular attention to Wordsworth’s style and investigates the unstated and unconscious assumptions of that style. He discusses the conflicting feelings that shaped Wordsworth’s changing conception of The Recluse, offers a new interpretation of his classification of his poems and examines the meaning of one of his favourite images — the panoramic view of a valley filled with mist. While the emphasis is on Wordsworth’s greatness as a poet, the book stresses the importance of significance of his relation to European literature and poetry.

Conflicts in Consciousness

Author: David Spurr

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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Kabbalah and Consciousness and the Poetry of Allen Afterman

Elie Wiesel says, “Poetry and mysticism are magnificently reconciled in Allen Afterman’s book on Kabbalah’s secret imagery and silent invocations.” Here also is Afterman’s poetry, described by Yehuda Amichai as “an almost ...

Author: Allen Afterman

Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 212

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According to Rodger Kamenetz, Allen Afterman’s Kabbalah and Consciousness makes the major traditions of Jewish mysticism more clear and profoundly revealing than any other work on the subject. Elie Wiesel says, “Poetry and mysticism are magnificently reconciled in Allen Afterman’s book on Kabbalah’s secret imagery and silent invocations.” Here also is Afterman’s poetry, described by Yehuda Amichai as “an almost private religious poetry for our post-religious age.” The book includes an important interview with the author.

Allen Verbatim Lectures on Poetry Politics Consciousness

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

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Category: American poetry

Page: 269

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Streaming Consciousness

What motivated/inspired you to write this book?

Author: Barbara Sher Tinsley

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1681813874

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

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What motivated/inspired you to write this book? Reflecting on the diverse experiences of life: a grand marriage; foreign travel – we’ve lived in Paris, Florence, and southern Spain; teaching, painting, raising children, gardening, and practicing classical music; writing books on history, a novel, etc.; it struck me that my life has not only contained much art and striving for knowledge, but it has given me much to remember, to engage with, both with myself and my loved ones about our past, our present, and future. Even streams store much along their banks, create sheltered coves and marshes, and, in a figurative sense, after resting, continue to make progress. This collection of 115 poems draws on many themes, including: hope, famous literature (novelists, poets), ageing, romantic love, philosophers, ethics, protest, marriage, natural beauty, childhood, education, ekphrastic poetry, and poetics. This book is largely autobiographical. I seem to be piecing out my life like a colorful “quilt,” a pattern not found in quilting books, but recognizable by others. Sharing one’s life is another form of teaching, and I always thought that a noble profession. I have found no real obstacles, since I regard life’s lessons very similar to those we teachers teach our students, using history or literature for material. I accumulated this material through conscious living, long years of studying literature, history and several foreign languages, reflecting on the diverse experiences of life. I usually write at night. I think of an object or experience, reach for my pen and paper, and the poem emerges: sometimes in as little as five minutes. “Streaming consciousness,” a term recognized since the mid-l9th century, was defined as an interior monologue or unedited continuous chronological flow of the mind’s conscious experience. The author regards these pieces as edited interior dialogues, for a monologue would not produce such varying perspectives. But stream these poems do, as do thoughts, actions, memories. The reader will note that many describe the “lives” of rivulets, streams, and rivers, and how they affect the poet before they eventually empty into the sea, which may be viewed as the vast ocean of human experience, i.e., life. The ocean represents life, since life began there. The poet views hope, as in her poem “Aspiration,” as a chance to win the best things in life (idealism), just as early man hoped to learn how to clothe himself by making boots for cold weather in “Footwear: A History.” “In Dubious Battle,” farm workers hope for justice in terms of respect and fair wages. “Pen and I” conveys hope by artistic creation. Other themes include intimacy, education, childhood, sensitivity, frustration, governmental and social injustice, nature, family relationships, social protest. Not all her poems treat only what their titles suggest; each poem contains some surprise content.

Power and Self Consciousness in the Poetry of Shelley

Author: Andrew J Welburn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349182788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Poetry as Metaconsciousness

On the poetry of William Blake, 1757-1827, American poet.

Author: Gurbhagat Singh

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Page: 170

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On the poetry of William Blake, 1757-1827, American poet.

The Poetics of Self Consciousness

In his second critical study of modern Spanish poetry, Mayhew explores the literary self-consciousness of several major poets — Guillen, Salinas, Aleixandre, Valente, Gil de Biedma, and Guillermo Carnero.

Author: Jonathan Mayhew

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ISBN: 9781611480757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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In his second critical study of modern Spanish poetry, Mayhew explores the literary self-consciousness of several major poets — Guillen, Salinas, Aleixandre, Valente, Gil de Biedma, and Guillermo Carnero.

The New Consciousness Is Dawning

It comes from the heart and as I heard someone say on World Poetry Day in Athens, “Poetry comes in through the same door that prayer does.” -Athena Marini Much of the poetry in this book came out during a six-week period where the ...

Author: Athena Marini

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982255269

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

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“Poetry contains the quietness and concentration of the one who writes it. It is a shared personal moment that often expresses deep feeling and this is transferred to the reader. It comes from the heart and as I heard someone say on World Poetry Day in Athens, “Poetry comes in through the same door that prayer does.” -Athena Marini Much of the poetry in this book came out during a six-week period where the author isolated myself for 6 weeks. It was a difficult period in which she experienced much grief and all the gamut of emotions that go with it. It was during the end of this time when some healing had occurred, that a lot of this poetry came out. Her poetry has a spiritual theme as it has arisen from her personal effort to walk the inner path with all its inspirational interludes and experiences but also the frustrations of trying to balance the inner needs in a world where the externals demand our attention most of the time.