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1961–1968

in A Gallery to Play to

February 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 15853 words.

Brian Patten met Roger McGough and Adrian Henri in Liverpool in 1961. Michael Horovitz described the emergence of the Beatles around 1963 as somewhat related to the three men, whom he...

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A ‘goodlie bridge’ between the Old and the New: the transformation of complaint in <i>The Ruines of Time</i>

in 'The New Poet'

April 1999; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 12318 words.

This chapter examines the transformation of complaint in The Ruines of Time. Spenser transforms traditional didactic and elegiac complaint by using them to discuss the philosophical...

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‘A Buried Talent’: The Writings of Catherine Talbot

Sylvia Harcstark Myers.

in The Bluestocking Circle

August 1990; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 7910 words.

This chapter discusses Catherine Talbot, who was considered to be a naturally gifted writer. Talbot's works began to circulate in manuscript when she was very young, and her prose and...

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‘A Certain Kneeness’: The Boring and the New in Frank O'Hara's Poetry

Edited by Tadeusz Pióro.

in Frank O'Hara Now

July 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 7137 words.

This chapter explores O'Hara's relationship to modernism, developing an argument around two ideas in O'Hara's writing: its relationship to the totemic modernist category of novelty, and its...

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‘A curved adventure’: Romanticism and the Poetry of Anne Stevenson

Michael O'Neill.

in Voyages over Voices

September 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 7498 words.

This chapter explores the Romantic aspects of poems written by American poet Anne Stevenson. The poet expresses her views on masculinist superiority in the poem ‘From the Men of Letters’....

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‘A Disgrace to the Community’

Scott Lyall.

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place

August 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 14732 words.

This chapter focuses on Montrose, which is important to the creation of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poetry and politics. MacDiarmid’s modernist poetry in Scots and his espousal of a radical Scottish...

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A. E. Housman and the ‘Perils of Cheat and Charmer’

Kenneth Millard.

in Edwardian Poetry

November 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 10973 words.

A.E. Housman's self-consciousness is indicative of a new awareness of formal constraints in the composition of poetry, his verse does not accomplish a thoroughgoing exploitation of the...

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‘A Gasp of Laughter at Desire’: Frank O'hara's Poetics of Breath

Edited by Josh Robinson.

in Frank O'Hara Now

July 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 7466 words.

This chapter argues that there is a particular way in which O'Hara's poetic texts relate to breath and voicing, and that laughter is an important aspect of this. It examines how breath is...

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‘A Law in This Matter to Himself’: Contextualizing Milton's Divorce Tracts

Sharon Achinstein.

in The Oxford Handbook of Milton

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 5689 words.

The divorce tracts, which consist of four prose pamphlets published between August 1643 and March 1645, represent a significant and underappreciated development in John Milton's theorizing...

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‘A little while’

Kostas Boyiopoulos.

in The Decadent Image

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 8636 words.

Chapter 6 investigates Ernest Dowson’s protracted expiring moment, or the drawn-out moment of dying, borrowing elements from Schopenhauer’s ‘Will’. Through liminal, (post)apocalyptic...

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