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As practised today, minimalism may derive more from Dadaism, concrete poetry and haiku, and it certainly presents parallels to the visual arts. Though slight in themselves, these little exercises can be thoughtful, entertaining and provocative, exploiting language as does all poetry.
William Carlos Williams In his own work, books and diary jottings, William Carlos Williams advocated poetry based on live contact with the world. Art should make more vivid what is already there. Poems arise from moments of heightened consciousness in individuals whose sensibilities had been developed and extended by writing a responsive poetic line.
His own work exemplified: Trite and banal, mere chopped-up prose they might appear to the uninitiated, but they were honest and American and the way forward. Both are celebrated, unvarnished descriptions of the local scene.
Beyond, the waste of broad, muddy fields brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen patches of standing water the scattering of tall trees From Spring and All by William Carlos Williams.
But now dejected, languid, listless, low, He saw the wind upon the water blow. Williams is simply presenting the scene as it strikes him. Keenly perceived and convincingly natural, it serves no end beyond making us see the commonplace more acutely.
Modernist poets are not self-abnegating, not a medium through which to view the world with a little selection and personal colouring. There is no dichotomy between life and art: Poems were expected to grow out of the writing process, rather than being fitted into any pre-existing plan.
And far, far beyond the curb of her will, were the blue hills where the falcons nest. And then I saw west to the dying sun-- it seemd my human soul went down in flames. I tore at her wrist, at the hold she had for me, until the blood ran hot and I heard her cry out, far, far beyond the curb of her will to horizons of stars beyond the ringing hills of the world where the falcons nest I saw, and I tore at her wrist with my savage beak.
I flew, as if sight flew from the anguish in her eye beyond her sight, sent from my striking loose, from the cruel strike at her wrist, striking out from the blood to be free of her. From The Currents, Passages 16 by Robert Duncan Minimalist Poetry Neither the poetry of William Carlos Williams, nor that of the Black Mountain School was minimalist, but by stripping poetry down to its most basic expression, and outlawing most literary devices, they focused attention on individual words, the properties of those words, and how they could be exploited by typography or rearrangement on the page.
Even as I swayed, so my hem lifted like mist over a harvest moon, you read on. I want to rise over your dark continent, drag my hands through thick foliage cling like thick-sweet mango to the roof of your mouth.
From missing you while you read about Africa by C. Postcards From a Summer Girl. Sun Rising Poetry Press, True minimalist poems are very different: Missing by George Swede.
As letters are dropped in the following piece, we move from the eternal questions of the world to modern rejection with an overtone of the Anti-Christ to a group of individuals a we and finally back to the intangible again awe.In this lesson, we will learn about the Contemporary period in American literature, where it came from, and identify its basic characteristics.
The Contemporary period in American literature. This article focuses on poetry written in English from the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (and Ireland before ). However, though the whole of Ireland was politically part of the United Kingdom between January and December , it can be controversial to describe Irish literature as British, and for some this includes authors from Northern Ireland.
Chinese literature - Qin and Han dynasties: bce– ce: Following the unification of the empire by the Qin dynasty (– bce) and the continuation of the unified empire under the Han, literary activities took new directions. At the Imperial and feudal courts, the fu genre, a combination of rhyme and prose, began to flourish.
Long and elaborate descriptive poetic compositions, the fu. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 2, Issue 10, October 1 ISSN kaja-net.com Stephen Burt writes about the history and allure of fan fiction, and reviews Francesca Coppa’s book “The Fanfiction Reader.”.
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