Ten Windows

Ten Windows

How Great Poems Transform the World

Book - 2015 | First edition
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In ten eloquent essays, Hirshfield explores poetry. She examines how it forments revolutions of being by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise; by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives; by language's own acts of discovery ; by the powers of image, statement, music, and feeling to enlarge in every direction. By examining poems by Dickinson, Bash, Szymborska, Cavafy, Heaney, Bishop, and Komunyakaa, Hirshfield reveals how poetry's world-making takes place: word by charged word.
"A collection of ten essays by the poet Jane Hirshfield, about reading and understanding poetry, and about the power of poetry"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385351058
0385351054
Branch Call Number: 808.1 Hirs
Characteristics: viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Kingfishers catching fire : looking with poetry's eyes
Language wakes up in the morning : on poetry's speaking
Seeing through words : an introduction to Bash, haiku, and the suppleness of image
Thoreau's hound : poetry and the hidden
Uncarryable remainders : poetry and uncertainty
Close reading : windows
Poetry and the constellation of surprise
What is American in modern American poetry : a brief primer with poems
Poetry, transformation, and the column of tears
Strange reaches, impossibility, and big hidden drawers : poetry and paradox

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