Selected Poems

Amy Lowell Melissa Bradshaw


Selected Poems

Selected Poems

  • Title: Selected Poems
  • Author: Amy Lowell Melissa Bradshaw
  • ISBN: 9780813531281
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback



Amy Lowell 1874 1925 , American poet and critic, was one of the most influential and best known writers of her era Within a thirteen year period, she produced six volumes of poetry, two volumes of criticism, a two volume biography of John Keats, and countless articles and reviews that appeared in many popular periodicals As a herald of the New Poetry, Lowell saw herselfAmy Lowell 1874 1925 , American poet and critic, was one of the most influential and best known writers of her era Within a thirteen year period, she produced six volumes of poetry, two volumes of criticism, a two volume biography of John Keats, and countless articles and reviews that appeared in many popular periodicals As a herald of the New Poetry, Lowell saw herself and her kind of work as a part of a newly forged, diverse, American people that registered its consciousness in different tonalities but all in a native idiom She helped build the road leading to the later works of Allen Ginsberg, May Sarton, Sylvia Plath, and beyond Except for the few poems that invariably appear in American literature anthologies, most of her writings are out of print This will be the first volume of her work to appear in decades, and the depth, range, and surprising sensuality of her poems will be a revelation.The poetry is organized according to Lowell s characteristic forms, from traditional to experimental In each section the works appear in chronological order Section one contains sonnets and other traditional verse forms The next section covers her translations and adaptations of Chinese and Japanese poetry, whereby she beautifully renders the spirit of these works Also included here are several of Lowell s own Asian influenced poems Lowell s free, or cadenced verse appears in the third part The last section provides samples of Lowell s polyphonic prose, an ambitious and vigorous art form that employs all of the resources of poetry.The release of The Selected Poems of Amy Lowell will be a major event for readers who have not been able to find a representative sampling of work from this vigorous, courageous poet who gave voice to an erotic, thoroughly American sensibility.


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One of my most favourite poets - and interesting people! Read many times. The following is an oft-taught poem but also one I like. The second is a personal favourite.Patterns - Poem by Amy LowellI walk down the garden-paths, And all the daffodils Are blowing, and the bright blue squills. I walk down the patterned garden-paths In my stiff, brocaded gown. With my powdered hair and jeweled fan, I too am a rare Pattern. As I wander down The garden-paths. My dress is richly figured, And the train Mak [...]

It was quite obvious to me that Amy Lowell certainly had depth and a vibrant flareto her queerness. "New York at Night" is possibly my favourite from her collection of wonderful poems.She beautifully integrates personification in her writing, bringing New York to life yet not with excitement and energy like one would expect instead she delicately makes us feel pity for the bustling city and it's never ending anguish filled days. Delicately implying that the city was cramped with ugly dirty house [...]

CRUZAMENTOÓ Tu,Que vieste ter comigo um diadeitada debaixo de macieiras, logo após o banho,porque não estrangulaste antes de falarem vez de encher-me do puro mel selvagem das tuas palavras,para depois me deixar à mercêdas abelhas da floresta?O TÁXIQuando me afasto de tio mundo bate sem forçacomo um tambor que enfraquece.Eu chamo-te entre as estrelas lá no altoe grito pelas cristas do vento.As ruas, rapidamente,uma a seguir à outra,levam-me para longe de ti,e os candeeiros da cidade fura [...]

DIscovering her was lifechanging. SHe knows how to craft a poem. Quite incredible. While she's not the most clever and not the most revolutionary, she knows how to use rhyme and rhythm well, and how to make you feel things. Serious things. She was a total badass. Love the intro and front notes on this one as well. Very informative and well written and passionate.

Although it did not seem as accessible to me as Ammons’ work, nor as insistently relevant, I was equally impressed with the range of Amy Lowell’s poetry. From her sonnets, rhymed stanzas and blank verse, her adapted Asian forms and translations from the Chinese, what she calls her “cadenced verse” (which I would label cadenced prose, reserving the term “verse” to mean syllabically metered poetry), to her polyphonic prose, she demonstrates virtuosic ability in all registers. Some of m [...]

I liked that it was organized by style because I'm drawn to certain styles that I read closely and was able to skim other sections.

After Ezra Pound's famous dismissal of Lowell's poetry as "Amygism" in jealous response to her influential contribution to Imagism, the publishing industry and Western canon unfortunately followed suit, making her poetry largely unavailable for nearly a century. This collection revives interest in a poet who, though she may now seem overly formal, was wildly popular in her own time. Here we find individual poems using nature imagery that has since become cliche but whose cumulative effect is uni [...]

i was going through a phase

Is there a more perfect poem than "Patterns?"

Lowett has a very unique way to write narrative with poetry. This hybrid style of writing is very enjoyable.


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