Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan Poetry)

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"In light of the variety of worlds provided to us in Meteoric Flowers, I think it's safe to say that Willis is an ambitious and - dare I say it? - inspired poet. And let's not forget how gorgeous so many of the lines are throughout the book." - Daniel Kane, Jacket "Guided by the spirit of 18th-century botanist and intellectual Erasmus Darwin (Charles's grandfather), the poems of Willis's fourth book attempt to reclaim a natural world that has been made hazy by postindustrial and popular culture." - Publishers Weekly"

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Elizabeth Willis's new collection is a stunning collision of the pastoral tradition with the politics of the post-industrial age. These poems are allusive and tough. While they celebrate the pleasures of the natural world-mutability, desire, and the flowering of things-they are compounded by a critical awareness of contemporary culture. As we traverse their associative leaps, we discover a linguistic landscape that is part garden, part wilderness, where a poem can perform its own natural history. Divided into four cantos interrupted by lyrics and errata, Meteoric Flowers mirrors the form of Erasmus Darwin's 18th-century scientific pastorals. In attending to poetry's investigative potential, Willis shifts our attention from product to process, from commodity to exchange, from inherited convention to improvisational use.

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Descripción Wesleyan University Press. Paperback. Condición: New. 94 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.4in.Elizabeth Williss new collection is a stunning collision of the pastoral tradition with the politics of the post-industrial age. These poems are allusive and tough. While they celebrate the pleasures of the natural worldmutability, desire, and the flowering of thingsthey are compounded by a critical awareness of contemporary culture. As we traverse their associative leaps, we discover a linguistic landscape that is part garden, part wilderness, where a poem can perform its own natural history. Divided into four cantos interrupted by lyrics and errata, Meteoric Flowers mirrors the form of Erasmus Darwins 18th-century scientific pastorals. In attending to poetrys investigative potential, Willis shifts our attention from product to process, from commodity to exchange, from inherited convention to improvisational use. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780819568496

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Descripción esleyan University Press, 2007. Softcover. Condición: New. First Edition.. 96 pages. Softcover. New book. POETRY. A bold poetic intervention into the pastoral tradition. Elizabeth Willis's new collection is a stunning collision of the pastoral tradition with the politics of the post-industrial age. These poems are allusive and tough. While they celebrate the pleasures of the natural worldÑmutability, desire, and the flowering of thingsÑthey are compounded by a critical awareness of contemporary culture. As we traverse their associative leaps, we discover a linguistic landscape that is part garden, part wilderness, where a poem can perform its own natural history. Divided into four cantos interrupted by lyrics and errata, Meteoric Flowers mirrors the form of Erasmus Darwin's 18th-century scientific pastorals. In attending to poetry's investigative potential, Willis shifts our attention from product to process, from commodity to exchange, from inherited convention to improvisational use. The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: The Similitute of This Great Flower ¥ Sympathetic Inks ¥ Her Mossy Couch ¥ The Great Egg of Night ¥ The Steam Engine ¥ The Nettle ¥ Of the Gulf Stream ¥ A Description of the Poison Tree ¥ Grateful as Asparagus ¥ The Oldest Part of the Earth ¥ This Circumstance is Worth Further Attention ¥ Devil Bush ¥ Glittering Shafts of War ¥ Verses Omitted ¥ On the Resemblance of Some Flowers to Insects ¥ The Principal Catastrophe ¥ Irritative Fevers ¥ The Skirt of Night ¥ Of Which I Shall Have Occasion to Speak Again ¥ The Happiest of Poets ¥ Diana's Trees ¥ Her Bright Career ¥ Phosphorescent Trains ¥ Expiring Groans ¥ The Most Powerful Machine in the World ¥ Plants Possess a Voluntary Power of Motion ¥ Buds and Bulbs ¥ Verses Omitted by Mistake ¥ Pictures Connected by a Slight Festoon of Ribbons ¥ The Portland Vase ¥ Oil and Water ¥ Rosicrucian Machinery ¥ Tiptoe Lightining ¥ With New Prolific Power ¥ Viewless Floods of Heat ¥ The Ghost of Hamlet ¥ Near and More Near ¥ Hercules Conquers Achelous ¥ Departure of the Nymphs Like Northern Nations Skating on the Ice ¥ Bright O'er the Floor ¥ Solar Volcanos ¥ Errata ¥ Loud Cracks from Ice Mountains Explained ¥ Why No New Planets are Ejected from the Sun ¥ Ancient Subterranean Fires ¥ Immortal Sire ¥ Plundering Honey ¥ A Bird of Our Country ¥ One Great TIde ¥ Fuel of the Lower People ¥ In Flowers Concealed ¥ Accidental Breezes ¥ The Earth's Nucleus ¥ Primeval Islands ¥ Ferns, Mosses, Flags ¥ Note of the Text ¥ Acknowledgments. Elizabeth Willis is an assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University. (Key Words: Elizabetyh Willis, Flowers, Poetry). book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 50850X1

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