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Bending the Bow: Poetry #2020

Bending the Bow Poetry In Structures of Rime the open series begun in The Opening of the Field and continued in this volume Duncan works with ideas forces and persons created in language itself the life and identity of

  • Title: Bending the Bow: Poetry
  • Author: Robert Duncan
  • ISBN: 9780811200332
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bending the Bow: Poetry By Robert Duncan, In Structures of Rime, the open series begun in The Opening of the Field and continued in this volume, Duncan works with ideas, forces, and persons created in language itself the life and identity of the poet in the poem With the first thirty poems of Passages, which form the structural base in Bending the Bow, he has begun a second open series a multiphasic projectIn Structures of Rime, the open series begun in The Opening of the Field and continued in this volume, Duncan works with ideas, forces, and persons created in language itself the life and identity of the poet in the poem With the first thirty poems of Passages, which form the structural base in Bending the Bow, he has begun a second open series a multiphasic projection of movements in a field, an imagined universe of the poem that moves out to include all the terms of experience as meaning Here Duncan draws upon and in turn contributes to a mode in American poetry where Pound s Cantos, Williams s Paterson, Zukofsky s A, and Olson s Maximus Poems have led the way The chronological composition of Bending the Bow emphasizes Duncan s belief that the significance of form is that of an event in process Thus, the poems of the two open series belong ultimately to the configuration of a life in poetry in which there are forms moving within and interpenetrating forms Versions of Verlaine s Saint Graal and Parsifal and a translation of G rard de Nerval s Les Chimeres enter the picture narrative bridges for the play Adam s Way have their place in the process and three major individual poems My Mother Would Be a Falconress, A Shrine to Ameinias, and Epilogos among others make for an interplay of frames of reference and meaning in which even such resounding blasts of outrage at the War in Vietnam as Up Rising and The Soldiers are not for the poet things in themselves but happenings in a poetry that involve all other parts of his experience.

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    1. This is a great little book of poetry from Robert Duncan My advice though is to skip the introduction Duncan s prose is thick, dense at best and I had no idea what he was trying to convey through the introduction However, I soon forgot about it as I was immediately lost in a poetic wonderland Drawing on styles of his various heroes and contemporaries Pound, Williams, Stein, Olson and even Joyce, Duncan weaves together a very powerful collection of modern lyrical poetry Many of the poems focus on [...]

    2. Duncan s adoptive mother, Minnehaha Symmes, died in December 1960 In December 1955, Duncan had drafted Often I Am Permitted to Return To A Meadow, and between 1956 and October 1967, Duncan went through an extraordinarily fertile period, unmatched in American writing of this time, as far as I m aware, aided by the income provided for in his mother s will, and from the uptick in art market interest in the paintings of his life partner, Jess Collins Duncan produced eleven books during this period o [...]

    3. This is lovely enough for a wedding announcement SOME FAVORITE POETRY SELECTIONS Excerpt from Bending the Bow by Robert Duncan I d been in the course of a letter I am still in the course of a letter to a friend, who comes close in to my thought so that the day is hers My hand writing here there shakes in the currents of of air of an inner anticipation of reaching to touch ghostly exhilarations in the thought of her At the extremity of this design there is a connexion working in both directions, [...]

    4. Duncan is the poet for feeling a poem in spirit, like when you first sit down to write a poem and you can just tell that first draft is beautiful than anything Duncan is beautiful than anything And with this book, the introductory essay, that dictates his own rhetorical framework for defining a poem, or his poem, in front of an audience, with an audience being an army ready to assault it, I say, Duncan is beautiful

    5. This got 4 stars because I don t think it s as good as THE OPENING OF THE FIELD Maybe it was just a tad too long I don t know I felt a little lost at times But Duncan kicks ass FOUR STARS

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