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A FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Stuart Friebert, ed.; David Walker, ed.; David Young, ed.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• Preface
• THE PROCESS OF WRITING
• A Way of Writing —
William Stafford
Work and Inspiration: Inviting the Muse — Denise Levertov
• Poetic Process? —
Margaret Atwood
• Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird: The Psychic Origins of Poetic Form —
Donald Hall
• Reflections on the Origins of Poetic Form
— Robert Bly
• Portrait of the Writer as a Fat Man: Some Subjective Ideas or Notions on the Care & Feeding of Prose Poems —
Russell Edson
• Poetry and Science: The Science of Poetry/The Poetry of Science —
Miroslav Holub
• Gorky Street: Syntax and Context —
Dennis Schmitz
The Two-Tone Line, Blues Ideology, and the Scrap Quilt — Sandra McPherson
• THE POETIC LINE: A SYMPOSIUM
• The Working Line —
Sandra McPherson
• A Response to “The Working Line” —
James Wright
• Further Reflections on Line and the Poetic Voice —
John Haines
The Line — Donald Hall
• Some Thoughts about Lines —
Shirley Kaufman
• A Note on Prose, Verse and the Line —
William Matthews
• Some Thoughts about the Line —
Charles Simic
THE IMAGE: A SYMPOSIUM
• Image and “Images” —
Charles Simic
• Notes on the Image: Body and Soul —
Donald Hall
• Recognizing the Image as a Form of Intelligence —
Robert Bly
Image and Language — Russell Edson
• Noun/Object/Image —
Marvin Bell
• POETRY AND VALUES
• Some Remarks on “Literature and Reality” —
Günter Eich
Meanings of Poetry — Jean Follain
• Poetry, Community & Climax —
Gary Snyder
• Some Notes on the Gazer Within —
Larry Levis
• The Bite of the Muskrat: Judging Contemporary Poetry —
David Young
• Not Your Flat Tire, My Flat Tire: Transcending the Self in Contemporary Poetry —
Alberta Turner
• Stone Soup: Contemporary Poetry and the Obsessive Image —
David Walker
• Language: The Poet as Master and Servant —
David Young
Second Honeymoon: Some Thoughts on Translation — David Young
Here and There: The Use of Place in Contemporary Poetry — Shirley Kaufman
Eden and My Generation — Larry Levis
• A Taxable Matter —
C. D. Wright
• PORTRAITS AND SELF-PORTRAITS
• Urgent Masks: An Introduction to John Ashbery’s Poetry —
David Shapiro
• Poetry, Personality and Death —
Galway Kinnell
• Poetry, Personality and Wholeness: A Response to Galway Kinnell — 
Adrienne Rich
Charles Wright at Oberlin — Charles Wright
• Secrets: Beginning to Write Them Out —
Sandra McPherson
• Lessons in Form —
Laura Jensen
Body and Soul: Three Poets on Their Maladies
Charles Simic: My Insomnia and I
Shirley Kaufman:Backache, Poemache, and Botz
Lee Upton: The Closest Work
• Notes on Contributors
• Acknowledgments

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