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The Resource A long high whistle : selected columns on poetry, David Biespiel

A long high whistle : selected columns on poetry, David Biespiel

Label
A long high whistle : selected columns on poetry
Title
A long high whistle
Title remainder
selected columns on poetry
Statement of responsibility
David Biespiel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the course of ten years, poet and critic David Biespiel published a brief, dazzling essay on poetry every month in what became the longest-running newspaper column on poetry in the United States. Collected here for the first time, these enormously popular essays, many of which have been revised and expanded, offer a fresh and refreshing approach to the reading and writing of poetry. With passion, wit, and common sense, they articulate a profound and entertaining statement about the mysteries of poetry and about poetry's essential role in our civic and cultural lives. A Long High Whistle discusses the work of nearly a hundred poets from ancient times to the present, in English and in translation--among them Catullus, Ovid, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Osip Mandelstam, Robert Hayden, Muriel Rukeyser, Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Tomas Transtr<U+00de>omer, Inger Christensen, Natasha Trethewey, and many others. This collection will provide anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, with insights into what inspires poets, how poems are written and read, and how poetry situates itself in American life."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biespiel, David
Dewey number
809.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1136
LC item number
.B47 2015
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • Poetics
Label
A long high whistle : selected columns on poetry, David Biespiel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
"Reading list": pages 241-243
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Incantation
  • To witness and to sing
  • This is the meaning of it
  • Occasion of the non-occasion
  • One kind of knowledge
  • Lost to words
  • Revere and condemn
  • Limitless solitude
  • Atmosphere, action, control, and coincidence
  • To see the invisible
  • Preface :
  • Perfection of the imagination
  • To slay Shakespeare
  • Struggle to the finish
  • Renewed, restored, and brought home
  • Thingness
  • Look into thy heart and write
  • Full belief
  • In a single utterance
  • Something for the soul
  • Rational wit
  • Thrill at the triumphs
  • Literary and the literal
  • Subject of poetry
  • Individuality and equality
  • Closed for the season
  • Armory show
  • Discretion
  • Imperfectly known
  • Continuous music
  • Spiral of the imagination
  • Distinct routes
  • Introduction :
  • Ceremonial rite
  • Reverberation
  • Dreamy, enigmatic, generous, and seductive
  • Bottomless mud
  • A good ear and a sharp tongue
  • Revolt against logic
  • Camaraderie and humility
  • Wordless ache
  • Not to murder the old
  • Poise
  • Mapping the particulars
  • Parallel play
  • A complicated aftermark
  • Discovery and definition
  • Physical and metaphysical
  • Submerged into the depths of one's being
  • Unconventional utterance of daring thought
  • Beyond commotions and silences
  • Magnificent simile
  • Gamble
  • Epiphanies and communion
  • If you have to ask
  • Neither marginalized nor banished
  • Metaphor of the whole mind
  • Knock back experience
  • Mystical, the eternal, and the numinous
  • Something a poet makes
  • Comfort and security
  • Crime of writing a poem
  • Uninterested in certainty
  • Something uncoerced
  • Walking out on the walkout
  • To disenchant and disintoxicate
  • Two eternities
  • A secret self
  • Swooning vs. stinginess
  • Not the barometer that changes the weather
  • Both halves of a proposition
  • Unveil the hidden
  • Different versions
  • Alertness
  • Backbreaking
  • Frame of reference
  • Crossing the frontiers of language
  • Unacknowledged laws
  • Rex the Rocking Horse and Sammy the Seal
  • Mishmash of high and low
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Antilever edition.
Extent
xxiii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781938308109
Lccn
2014953394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn907120601
  • 1491491
Label
A long high whistle : selected columns on poetry, David Biespiel
Publication
Bibliography note
"Reading list": pages 241-243
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Incantation
  • To witness and to sing
  • This is the meaning of it
  • Occasion of the non-occasion
  • One kind of knowledge
  • Lost to words
  • Revere and condemn
  • Limitless solitude
  • Atmosphere, action, control, and coincidence
  • To see the invisible
  • Preface :
  • Perfection of the imagination
  • To slay Shakespeare
  • Struggle to the finish
  • Renewed, restored, and brought home
  • Thingness
  • Look into thy heart and write
  • Full belief
  • In a single utterance
  • Something for the soul
  • Rational wit
  • Thrill at the triumphs
  • Literary and the literal
  • Subject of poetry
  • Individuality and equality
  • Closed for the season
  • Armory show
  • Discretion
  • Imperfectly known
  • Continuous music
  • Spiral of the imagination
  • Distinct routes
  • Introduction :
  • Ceremonial rite
  • Reverberation
  • Dreamy, enigmatic, generous, and seductive
  • Bottomless mud
  • A good ear and a sharp tongue
  • Revolt against logic
  • Camaraderie and humility
  • Wordless ache
  • Not to murder the old
  • Poise
  • Mapping the particulars
  • Parallel play
  • A complicated aftermark
  • Discovery and definition
  • Physical and metaphysical
  • Submerged into the depths of one's being
  • Unconventional utterance of daring thought
  • Beyond commotions and silences
  • Magnificent simile
  • Gamble
  • Epiphanies and communion
  • If you have to ask
  • Neither marginalized nor banished
  • Metaphor of the whole mind
  • Knock back experience
  • Mystical, the eternal, and the numinous
  • Something a poet makes
  • Comfort and security
  • Crime of writing a poem
  • Uninterested in certainty
  • Something uncoerced
  • Walking out on the walkout
  • To disenchant and disintoxicate
  • Two eternities
  • A secret self
  • Swooning vs. stinginess
  • Not the barometer that changes the weather
  • Both halves of a proposition
  • Unveil the hidden
  • Different versions
  • Alertness
  • Backbreaking
  • Frame of reference
  • Crossing the frontiers of language
  • Unacknowledged laws
  • Rex the Rocking Horse and Sammy the Seal
  • Mishmash of high and low
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Antilever edition.
Extent
xxiii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781938308109
Lccn
2014953394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn907120601
  • 1491491

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