Green thoughts, green shades : essays by contemporary poets on the early modern lyric
This volume enlists celebrated contemporary poets to illuminate, from the inside out, a number of the greatest lyric poets writing in English during the 16th and 17th centuries. Amongst the questions asked is: how does the poetry of the past continue to inform that of the present?
Print Book, English, 2002
University of California Press, Berkeley (Calif.) [etc.], 2002
XIV, 300 p. 23 cm
Acknowledgments Introduction: Green Thoughts, Green Shades Jonathan F.S. Post 1. The Face of the Sonnet: Wyatt and Some Early Features of the Tradition Peter Sacks 2. Sidney and the Sestina Anthony Hecht 3. Naked Numbers: A Curve from Wyatt to Rochester Heather McHugh 4. Ben Jonson and the Loathed Word Linda Gregerson 5. Donne's Sovereignty Calvin Bedient 6. Anomaly, Conundrum, Thy-Will-Be-Done: On the Poetry of George Herbert Carl Phillips 7. Milton in the Modern: The Invention of Personality William Logan 8. Finding Anne Bradstreet Eavan Boland 9. Unordinary Passions: Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle Alice Fulton 10. "How coy a Figure": Marvelry Stephen Yenser 11. Saint John the Rake: Rochester's Poetry Thom Gunn 12. Edward Taylor: What Was He Up To? Robert Hass List of Contributors Index