Ideas of Space in Contemporary PoetryIdeas of Space in Contemporary Poetry

The Coiling Dragon is a poem about places, real and imagined, language and identity. The Space of the city in the poem is not a result of a planning exercise, but occurs because of the movements of bodies through space and the way they ...

Author: Ian Davidson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230595569


Page: 196

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This book draws out connections between ideas of space in cultural and social theory and developments in contemporary poetry. Studying the works of poets from the UK and USA we explore relationships between the texts, ideas of globalization and issues of nationality, identity, language and geography.

The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age Roman and Medieval EuropeThe Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age Roman and Medieval Europe

The hypogeum in the poem is an inhabited space of the dragon and a treasury, the inverse of places of pilgrimage and prayer in which the relics of the holy and other treasures are kept. Indeed, it might be entertained that the poem is ...

Author: Marta Díaz-Guardamino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191036866


Page: 416

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This volume explores the pervasive influence exerted by some prehistoric monuments on European social life over thousands of years, and reveals how they can act as a node linking people through time, possessing huge ideological and political significance. Through the advancement of theoretical approaches and scientific methodologies, archaeologists have been able to investigate how some of these monuments provide resources to negotiate memories, identities, and power and social relations throughout European history. The essays in this collection examine the life-histories of carefully chosen megalithic monuments, stelae and statue-menhirs, and rock art sites of various European and Mediterranean regions during the Iron Age and Roman and Medieval times. By focusing on the concrete interaction between people, monuments, and places, the volume offers an innovative outlook on a variety of debated issues. Prominent among these is the role of ancient remains in the creation, institutionalization, contestation, and negotiation of social identities and memories, as well as their relationship with political economy in early historic European societies. By contributing to current theoretical debates on materiality, landscape, and place-making, The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe seeks to overcome disciplinary boundaries between prehistory and history, and highlight the long-term, genealogical nature of our engagement with the world.

Sensation Contemporary Poetry and DeleuzeSensation Contemporary Poetry and Deleuze

'Dragon' is incorporated within 'blowflies' such that it provides a stabilizing, recognizable territory while blowflies, ... In a description of smooth space, elucidating its differences with 138 Sensation, Contemporary Poetry and Deleuze.

Author: Jon Clay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441180025


Page: 224

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Focussing on the significance of sensation, this study develops a Deleuzian poetics of reading, through an examination of contemporary innovative poetry.

How to Teach Poetry Writing Workshops for Ages 8 13How to Teach Poetry Writing Workshops for Ages 8 13

Pet Poems illustrated by Korky Paul, Oxford University Press. Collections by John Foster; themes include: Space, Night, Snow, Sea, Shape, Food, and many more, Oxford University Press. Also in the same series: Dragon Poems, ...

Author: Michaela Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351595841


Page: 95

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This fully revised and extended third edition of How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity-based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry. Designed to build writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, this new edition contains a wider selection of workshops exemplifying a variety of poetry styles, both classic and contemporary. Highlighting how the unique features of poetry can be used to teach literary skills, this book: Includes new workshops which introduce, or consolidate, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar skills. Encourages debate, discussion, performance and empathy. Offers a new focus on confidence building and creativity using performance, rhythm, rhyme and rap. Explores the use of poetry for vocabulary enhancement. Encourages reading for pleasure. Provides an A to Z guide to poetry and poetry terminology plus a very extensive bibliography enabling you to keep up to date with poetry and poetry resources. Represents diverse cultures. Highlights cross-curricular links. Promoting creativity, achievement, mastery and enjoyment, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 provides teachers with a wealth of material and the inspiration to create a class of enthusiastic and skilled readers, writers, listeners and performers.

How to Teach Poetry Writing Workshops for Ages 5 9How to Teach Poetry Writing Workshops for Ages 5 9

Collections by John Foster; themes include: Sports, Ghosts, Space, Night, Snow, Sea, Shape, Food, and many more, ... Also in the same series: Dragon Poems, Dinosaur Poems, Fantastic Football Poems, all Oxford University Press.

Author: Michaela Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136845055


Page: 96

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How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9 is a practical, activity based resource of poetry writing workshops for teachers of primary age children.

Borrowed objects and the art of poetryBorrowed objects and the art of poetry

Scholars often note that stone in Old English poems signifies Otherness, whether threatening or simply enchanting ... Beowulf's barrow, which attempts to subsume, supersede, and surpass the dragon's lair, is a composite space, as well.

Author: Denis Ferhatovic

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526131676


Page: 200

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This study examines Exeter riddles, Anglo-Saxon biblical poems (Exodus, Andreas, Judith) and Beowulf in order to uncover the poetics of spolia, an imaginative use of recycled fictional artefacts to create sites of metatextual reflection. Old English poetry famously lacks an explicit ars poetica. This book argues that attention to particularly charged moments within texts – especially those concerned with translation, transformation and the layering of various pasts – yields a previously unrecognised means for theorising Anglo-Saxon poetic creativity. Borrowed objects and the art of poetry works at the intersections of materiality and poetics, balancing insights from thing theory and related approaches with close readings of passages from Old English texts.

Poetry Aloud Here Poetry Aloud Here

Oh, Grow Up! Poems to Help You Survive Parents, Chores, School, and OtherAfflictions. New York: Orchard. Herrera, Juan Felipe. 1998. ... Which Way to the Dragon! Poems for the Coming-on-Strong. ... Blast Off: Poems about Space.

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909164


Page: 217

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Looks at how to share poetry with children ages five to twelve, describing popular and classic poets, poets from diverse cultures, important poets with lists of their websites, and types of poetry collections.

New Directions in Digital PoetryNew Directions in Digital Poetry

—'Dam(B)a({N}D{a})Ged Poetry'. ... Burgess, Helen J., 'Introduction: Spaceworks'. ... Funkhouser, C., 'Dragon Fruit'.

Author: C.T. Funkhouser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780826443618


Page: 344

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As poets continue to use digital media technology, functionalities of computing extend aesthetic possibilities in documents focusing attention on crafting verbal content. Utility of these machines and tools enables multiple types of compounded articulation (combinations of verbal, visual, animated, and interactive elements). Building larger public awareness of the mechanics of digital poetry, New Directions in Digital Poetry aspires to influence the formation of writing with media in literary society of the future, specifically as a record of a particular technological era. Emerging from these studies is that digital poetry as a WWW-based, networked form happens 'in stages', 'on stages'. Few works require singular responses from viewers - both composition of works and viewing them are processes involving multiple steps and visual scenarios. For anyone interested in the interplay of poetry and technology, this book provides an informed look at digital poetry in its contemporary state. In the process of performing "close readings," Funkhouser makes suggestions and provides methods for viewing works, for audiences perhaps unfamiliar with mechanical and semiotic conventions being used.

Poetry and the AnthropocenePoetry and the Anthropocene

Change only comes when the Iron Woman takes on the powers of the Space-bat-angel-dragon, whom the Iron Man has called for help. Galvanised by the dragon's bio-energy the Iron Woman transforms the men into giant water creatures; ...

Author: Sam Solnick

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351974530


Page: 224

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This book asks what it means to write poetry in and about the Anthropocene, the name given to a geological epoch where humans have a global ecological impact. Combining critical approaches such as ecocriticism and posthumanism with close reading and archival research, it argues that the Anthropocene requires poetry and the humanities to find new ways of thinking about unfamiliar spatial and temporal scales, about how we approach the metaphors and discourses of the sciences, and about the role of those processes and materials that confound humans’ attempts to control or even conceptualise them. Poetry and the Anthropocene draws on the work of a series of poets from across the political and poetic spectrum, analysing how understandings of technology shape literature about place, evolution and the tradition of writing about what still gets called Nature. The book explores how writers’ understanding of sciences such as climatology or biochemistry might shape their poetry’s form, and how literature can respond to environmental crises without descending into agitprop, self-righteousness or apocalyptic cynicism. In the face of the Anthropocene’s radical challenges to ethics, aesthetics and politics, the book shows how poetry offers significant ways of interrogating and rendering the complex relationships between organisms and their environments in a world increasingly marked by technology.

Pearl from the Dragon s MouthPearl from the Dragon s Mouth

This gravitation toward nature in poetry was inspired as well by another common occasion popular since the Eastern Chin ... In the amount of space devoted to scenic descriptions , these poems are but a short step away from subsequent ...

Author: Cecile Sun

Publisher: U of M Center for Chinese Studies

ISBN: 9780472038008


Page: 264

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The interplay between the external world (ching) and the poet's inner world (ch'ing) lies at the heart of Chinese poetry, and understanding the interaction of the two is crucial to understanding this work from within its own tradition. Closely coordinating her discussions of poetry and criticism so that practice and theory become mutually enriching and illuminating, Sun offers sensitive and original readings of poems and a wealth of insights into Chinese poetics.