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The physique of Poetry collects essays, reports, and memoir through Annie Finch, one of many brightest poet-critics of her new release. Finch's germinal paintings at the paintings of verse has earned her the admiration of quite a lot of poets, from new formalists to hip-hop writers. And her ongoing dedication to women's poetry has introduced Finch a considerable following as a "postmodern poetess" whose serious writing embraces the previous whereas constructing daring new traditions. The physique of Poetry contains essays on metrical range, poetry and tune, where of girls poets within the canon, and on poets Emily Dickinson, Phillis Wheatley, Sara Teasdale, Audre Lorde, Marilyn Hacker, and John Peck, between different issues. In Annie Finch's personal phrases, those essays have been all written with one objective: "to construct a secure house for my very own poetry. . . . [I]n the try, they'll even have helped to nourish a brand new type of American poetics, one who will turn out more and more open to poetry's heart."

Poet, translator, and critic Annie Finch is director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA application on the college of Southern Maine. She is co-editor, with Kathrine Varnes, of An Exaltation of varieties: modern Poets have fun the variety in their Art, and writer of The Ghost of Meter: tradition and Prosody in American unfastened Verse, Eve, and Calendars. She is the winner of the 11th annual Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award for students who've made an enduring contribution to the paintings and technology of versification.

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