On burning ground : thirty years of thinking about poetry / Sandra M. Gilbert

Author(s): Gilbert, Sandra M
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Subjects: Poetry
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2009
Series: Poets on poetry
Poets on poetry
LC Classification: P, PN, PS
Physical Description: xiv, 180 p. ; 21 cm
Table of Contents: Regrets, Rewards, and What Ifs ... Musing on Hypotheticals
I. Confessional Poetics: Meditations and Memories
Why Do We Write: Some Thoughts on the Coin That Sings 3
Of the Living Dead: The Poet-Critic in an Age of Theory 8
Confessional Mythology 14
A Ruthlessness of One's Own 22
Glass Joints: A Meditation on the Line 28
Mysteries of the Hyphen: Poetry, Pasta, and Identity Politics 38
Westward, Off the Map 51
Staging Grief: Two Elegies 56
All About My Mother (and Me) 61
II. Figures in a Landscape: Readings, Profiles, and Reviews
The Rediscovery of H. D. 69
Mephistopheles in Maine: Rereading Lowell's "Skunk Hour" 75
Looking for Mr. Death: On Sexton's The Death Notebooks 85
Of Metaphors and Morals: On Three Visions of Sylvia Plath 90
Extraordinary Words: On Ruth Stone's Ordinary Words 99
The Lamentations of the New: On Louise Gluck's Vita Nova 106
The Last Wilderness of the Wild Old: On Marie Ponsot's The Bird Catcher and Rajzel Zychlinsky's God Hid His Face 110
III. On Burning Ground: Review-Essays
On the Edge of the Estate 121
How These New Homegirls Sing 128
The Worst of the Best; or, "Pessoa, Schmessoa" 141
Where the Boys Are 157
Common Wealth 170
Acknowledgments 179
Notes: LCCN: 2008047861
ISBN: 9780472070565 (cloth : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0472070568 (cloth : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 9780472050567 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0472050567 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC Number: 262883123
ISBN/ISSN: 9780472070565