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The Body and the Book : Writings on Poetry and Sexuality

By: Byron, Glennis.
Contributor(s): Sneddon, Andrew J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.DQR Studies in Literature, 42: Publisher: Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2008Description: 1 online resource (373 p.).ISBN: 9789401206044.Subject(s): English essays | Human body -- Poetry | Human body in literature | Poetry -- History and criticism | SexGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Body and the Book : Writings on Poetry and SexualityDDC classification: 809.193538 LOC classification: PN1136 .B63 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Body and the Book; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; SECTION I: DICHOTOMIES; THE RIVER GOD; SEXUAL WATER: POETRY, DIONYSUS AND THE AQUATIC APE; HUNGER FOR SALT; LOVE STORY; 'WHEN THE HORN FITS, BLOW IT': MUSIC IN EROTIC POETRY; SLOW DANCING: BEACONSFIELD 1973; SINGULARITY; SECTION II: TRADITIONS AND REVISIONS; JUDITH; POETICS OF SACRED DESIRE IN MEDIEVAL HEBREW POETRY; THE BUOYANT MILKMAN; THE TINKER AS AN EROTIC ICON; READING BETWEEN THE LINES; 'THE POEM UPON THE PAGE IS AS MASSIVE AS ANNE'S THIGHS': TEXTUAL PROMISCUITY IN TED BERRIGAN'S THE SONNETS; NOTES FROM A JOURNAL
(RE)CLAIMING THE TWIN-SPIRIT: QUEER PAN-INDIAN POSTCOLONIAL POETSDIALECT; GENEALOGIES OF SEX AND LANDSCAPE IN POETRY BY ROBERT KROETSCH AND SHANE RHODES; SECTION III: FROM VIRUS TO VISTA; TICK; A POETICS OF ERASURE: MARK DOTY'S QUEER COAST; FISSURES; VIRAL SEDUCTION AND 'PENETRATED' BODIES IN ROB HARDIN'S POETRY; ROPE; SEX AND THE BODY IN MICHAEL MCCLURE'S QUEST ''FOR THE MAMMAL SELF''; MARIGOLDS; 'RELAXED INTO INTRICATE THICKET': RONALD JOHNSON'S GREEN POETICS; SPATE; LIKE RAIN; SECTION IV: WOMEN AND EMBODIMENT; PLAY
THE 'INTERFERING FLESH' AND THE SEARCH FOR THE 'FULL LIFE' IN THE POETRY OF LOUISE GLUCK AND SHARON OLDSWAYWARD GIRL; ERECTIONS; ''BADAN DARIDA'' (THE BODY TORN): GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN PAKISTANI WOMEN'S POETRY; A POEM ABOUT; SEX EDUCATION; SEXUALITY, MONSTROSITY AND MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH WOMEN'S POETRY; MRS ROCHESTER; SECTION V: PLAY AND PERFORMANCE; AFTER MANY YEARS SHE RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN A PLAY BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS; 'I SENT MY LOVE TO THE SHOWERS': SURREALISM, LOVE, AND POSTURE IN THE POETRY OF JAMES TATE; THE HIGGINS' HONEYMOON
SLIPS OF THE PUN: SIGNIFYING SEX IN THE POETRY OF JOHN ASHBERYPROOF; JUDY GRAHN'S VIOLENT, FEMINIST CAMP; GIRLS LIKE THAT; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX
Summary: The stimulating mix of academics and practising poets that have contributed to this volume provides an unusual and illuminating integration of critical and creative practice and a vibrantly diverse approach to questions of poetry and sexuality. Each section of essays is complemented by poems which creatively illustrate or develop the theme with which the essays critically engage. Rather than being limited to a specific genre, tradition, time or place, this collection seeks to make a virtue of contrast, comparison and juxtaposition. The collection is arranged into sections that range broadly across the thematic ground of dichotomies, traditions and revisions, microscopic and macroscopic perspectives, women and embodiment, and the notion of play and performance. Positioning eighteenth-century tinkers ballads alongside medieval Hebrew lyrics and the Blues of Gorgeous Puddin', or making Dionysus rub shoulders with Sharon Olds and Mrs Rochester provides new perspectives on familiar material and valuable insights into more obscure work and the nature of sensual poetry as a mode of expression. As the editors suggest, the essays and poems presented collectively argue that writings about sexuality are always already about the way poets see and represent our bodies, the world and poetic language itself.
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The Body and the Book; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; SECTION I: DICHOTOMIES; THE RIVER GOD; SEXUAL WATER: POETRY, DIONYSUS AND THE AQUATIC APE; HUNGER FOR SALT; LOVE STORY; 'WHEN THE HORN FITS, BLOW IT': MUSIC IN EROTIC POETRY; SLOW DANCING: BEACONSFIELD 1973; SINGULARITY; SECTION II: TRADITIONS AND REVISIONS; JUDITH; POETICS OF SACRED DESIRE IN MEDIEVAL HEBREW POETRY; THE BUOYANT MILKMAN; THE TINKER AS AN EROTIC ICON; READING BETWEEN THE LINES; 'THE POEM UPON THE PAGE IS AS MASSIVE AS ANNE'S THIGHS': TEXTUAL PROMISCUITY IN TED BERRIGAN'S THE SONNETS; NOTES FROM A JOURNAL

(RE)CLAIMING THE TWIN-SPIRIT: QUEER PAN-INDIAN POSTCOLONIAL POETSDIALECT; GENEALOGIES OF SEX AND LANDSCAPE IN POETRY BY ROBERT KROETSCH AND SHANE RHODES; SECTION III: FROM VIRUS TO VISTA; TICK; A POETICS OF ERASURE: MARK DOTY'S QUEER COAST; FISSURES; VIRAL SEDUCTION AND 'PENETRATED' BODIES IN ROB HARDIN'S POETRY; ROPE; SEX AND THE BODY IN MICHAEL MCCLURE'S QUEST ''FOR THE MAMMAL SELF''; MARIGOLDS; 'RELAXED INTO INTRICATE THICKET': RONALD JOHNSON'S GREEN POETICS; SPATE; LIKE RAIN; SECTION IV: WOMEN AND EMBODIMENT; PLAY

THE 'INTERFERING FLESH' AND THE SEARCH FOR THE 'FULL LIFE' IN THE POETRY OF LOUISE GLUCK AND SHARON OLDSWAYWARD GIRL; ERECTIONS; ''BADAN DARIDA'' (THE BODY TORN): GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN PAKISTANI WOMEN'S POETRY; A POEM ABOUT; SEX EDUCATION; SEXUALITY, MONSTROSITY AND MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH WOMEN'S POETRY; MRS ROCHESTER; SECTION V: PLAY AND PERFORMANCE; AFTER MANY YEARS SHE RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN A PLAY BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS; 'I SENT MY LOVE TO THE SHOWERS': SURREALISM, LOVE, AND POSTURE IN THE POETRY OF JAMES TATE; THE HIGGINS' HONEYMOON

SLIPS OF THE PUN: SIGNIFYING SEX IN THE POETRY OF JOHN ASHBERYPROOF; JUDY GRAHN'S VIOLENT, FEMINIST CAMP; GIRLS LIKE THAT; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX

The stimulating mix of academics and practising poets that have contributed to this volume provides an unusual and illuminating integration of critical and creative practice and a vibrantly diverse approach to questions of poetry and sexuality. Each section of essays is complemented by poems which creatively illustrate or develop the theme with which the essays critically engage. Rather than being limited to a specific genre, tradition, time or place, this collection seeks to make a virtue of contrast, comparison and juxtaposition. The collection is arranged into sections that range broadly across the thematic ground of dichotomies, traditions and revisions, microscopic and macroscopic perspectives, women and embodiment, and the notion of play and performance. Positioning eighteenth-century tinkers ballads alongside medieval Hebrew lyrics and the Blues of Gorgeous Puddin', or making Dionysus rub shoulders with Sharon Olds and Mrs Rochester provides new perspectives on familiar material and valuable insights into more obscure work and the nature of sensual poetry as a mode of expression. As the editors suggest, the essays and poems presented collectively argue that writings about sexuality are always already about the way poets see and represent our bodies, the world and poetic language itself.

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