Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age
by Kevin Stein
Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2010
At a time when most commentators fixate on American poetry's supposed 'death,' Kevin Stein's Poetry's Afterlife instead proposes the vitality of its aesthetic hereafter. The essays of Poetry's Afterlife blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture.
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by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tennyson interprets the Arthurian myth as an epic poem, and his tales of Camelot soar to remarkable imaginative heights to trace the birth of a king; the founding, fellowship, and decline of the Round Table; and the king's inevitable departure.
by Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted as the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
by T. S. Eliot - Horace Liveright
This poem is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central work of modernist poetry. It loosely follows the legend of the Holy Grail and the Fisher King combined with vignettes of contemporary British society.
by George Gordon Byron - Milner and Sowerby
Byron's masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan. Written in ottava rima stanza form, it blends drama with humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries, and mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack.