History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose About Poetry

History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose About Poetry by Kelly Cherry

ISBN10: 1879852268
ISBN13: 978-1879852266
Author: Kelly Cherry
Title: History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose About Poetry
Publisher: University of Tampa Press (March 2005)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1552 kb
Size PDF: 1735 kb
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Subcategory: Poetry

History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose About Poetry by Kelly Cherry



Award-winning poet Kelly Cherry is also an advocate of serious thinking about poetry. Collected here are the results of thirty years of her thinking, including some pieces published for the first time. She tackles such large questions as: Why poetry? What is a poem? What is the relationship of poetry to history? Is the poem an aesthetic object or a form of communication? Her answers are enlightening, broadly applicable, persuasive, and sometimes personally revealing. She writes with sympathy and understanding and, always, a willingness to be surprised and educated. In these pages, insights abound, ideas provoke, wit shines, and the prose has the grace and power of poetry.

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