Miroslav Maksimović

You wake up one morning and you discover that there is no more poetry. There are no poetry books in libraries and bookshops, no poems in journals and newspapers, or on the internet; no one is writing poetry, no one is declaiming poems. There is no more poetry. So what? In the literary

Poetry across the Curriculum

New Methods of Writing Intensive Pedagogy for U.S. Community College and Undergraduate Education

Edited by Frank Jacob, Shannon Kincaid and Amy E. Traver

The present volume is the result of a pilot study and a workshop at Queensborough Community College that tried to integrate and discussed poetry as a new method of writing intensive pedagogy across the curriculum. Educators from several different disciplines – Art and Design, Biology, English, History, Philosophy, and Sociology – describe such methods and their teaching experiences in the classroom and highlight, how poetry has been and could be used for fruitful teaching and learning across the curriculum. The interdisciplinary pilot study and the discussions at the workshop, which are represented by the chapters in the present volume consequently emphasize the possibilities for the use of poetry at Community Colleges and U.S. undergraduate education in general.

Contributors are: Kathleen Alves, Alison Cimino, Urszula Golebiewska, Joshua M. Hall, Angela Hooks, Frank Jacob, Shannon Kincaid, Susan Lago, Alice Rosenblitt-Lacey, Ravid Rovner, and Amy Traver.

Joshua M. Hall

.” Stevens sets up the reference to James by remarking that the “formidable poetry of Nietzsche, for example, ultimately leaves us with the formidable poetry of Nietzsche and little more.” 2 Nietzsche, apparently, for Stevens, is a thinker whose style of philosophy is eminently poetic, so much so that

Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry

Text, Context, and Culture


Edited by Paul W. Kroll

Nine renowned sinologists present a range of studies that display the riches of medieval Chinese verse in varied guises. All major verse-forms, including shi, fu, and ci, are examined, with a special focus on poetry’s negotiation with tradition and historical context. Dozens of previously untranslated works are here rendered in English for the first time, and readers will enter a literary culture that was deeply infused with imperatives of wit, learning, and empathy. Among the diverse topics met with in this volume are metaphysical poetry as a medium of social exchange, the place of ruins in Chinese poetry, the reality and imaginary of frontier borderlands, the enigma of misattribution, and how a 19th-century Frenchwoman discovered Tang poetry for the Western world.
Contributors include Timothy Wai Keung Chan, Robert Joe Cutter, Ronald Egan, David R. Knechtges, Paul W. Kroll, Stephen Owen, Wendy Swartz, Ding Xiang Warner, and Pauline Yu.

The Poetry of He Zhu (1052-1125)

Genres, Contexts, and Creativity


Stuart Sargent

The Northern Song poet He Zhu is best known for his lyrics (ci) but also produced shi poetry of subtlety, wit, and feeling. This study examines the latter as a response to the options available to a late-eleventh century writer in the pentametrical and heptametrical forms of Ancient Verse, Regulated Verse, and Quatrains. Numerous comparisons are made with Su Shi, Huang Tingjian, Du Fu, and other important writers. In a major advance over previous methodologies, the author uses a clear system of metrical notation to show how sound patterns reveal the poet's artistic and emotional intentions. This innovation and the author's other meticulous explorations of He Zhu's artistry allow us to experience Chinese poetry as never before.
From the reader's report: "not just an excellent study of an individual poet but also a model of reading the language of classical Chinese poetry. [..] opens up a world of interpretive territory heretofore seldom explored."


Edited by Hans-Christian Günther

The volume dedicates itself to the rather neglected field of political poetry and offers a broad perspective across the centuries from Plato until the post-war period. The first part describes the social function of poetry in Plato, his reception in Heidegger and in Ezra Pound’s poetry. A contribution on Milton complements this with a great poet`s reflection on central political questions. The second part, pre 20th century, is rounded off by two rulers from the edges of Europe or Asia who left their mark both on history and on the literary history of their country: the Georgian king Teimuraz I and the Persian ruler Shah Ismail. This theme is continued in the last contribution dedicated to an outstanding combination of political and poetic talent from recent history, Mao Zedong. Two other contributions refer to the epoch of WWI, Europe`s big cultural caesura, and they dedicate themselves to two eminently influential figures, Stefan George and Vladimir Mayakowsky.

Oana Popescu-Sandu

who choose to write in English or incorporate English in their work, authors that live in or travel to the US . These include Mihaela Moscaliuc, Aura Maru, Andrei Guruianu, and Claudia Serea. 1 Translingual poetry can no longer be explained only through a national frame as was the case with

J. Clerk Shaw

1 Introduction Towards the end of the Republic , Socrates critiques tragedy and imitative poetry in general (595a-608b). 1 That passage is often found unexpected and out of place in relation to the Republic ’s main argument. Were it removed, Socrates would seem to: argue that justice

The Shape of Hebrew Poetry

Exploring the Discourse Function of Linguistic Parallelism in the Egyptian Hallel


Matthew Ian Ayars

In The Shape of Hebrew Poetry, Matthew Ayars explores foregrounding and structural cohesion as the dual discourse function of linguistic parallelism in biblical Hebrew poetry through a robust application of Russian Formalist Roman Jakobson's conceptulisation of linguistic parallelism to the Egpytian Hallel (Psalm 113–118). Other hebraists and biblical Hebrew poetry specialists have long noted the importance of Jakobson's theory of parallelism for poetic texts of the Hebrew Bible, however, Ayars is the first to offer an application of Jakobsonian-based analysis to a poetic corpus of the Hebrew Bible.

Abhishek Kaicker

Introduction As in the Ottoman and Safawid realms, the practice of poetry was an integral part of the courtly culture of the Mughal empire. 1 In accordance with the model of royal patronage for encomiasts derived from the Turco-Persianate courts of the second millennium, poets at the Mughal