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A good poem is, to borrow from Wallace Stevens, a “poem of the mind in the act of finding / What will suffice” (“Of Modern Poetry”), a poem of the mind that both thinks and feels
 
Acts of Mind grew out of interviews conducted by the author for Poetry Miscellany. The aim of which was to help develop a method for talking about the work of contemporary poets.
 
The poets whose views appear in this volume represent a fair cross-section of the more important tendencies and impulses to be found in contemporary poetry and poetics.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. The Path of Saying (Stanley Plumly)
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. The Sanctioned Babel (Miller Williams)
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. Untelling the Hour (Mark Strand)
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. The Domain of the Marvelous Prey (Charles Simic)
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. The Hallowing of the Everyday (Jean Valentine)
  2. pp. 27-31
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  1. Event: Corrective: Cure: (A. R. Ammons)
  2. pp. 32-38
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  1. Stepping into the Sky (Carol Muske)
  2. pp. 39-47
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  1. Unnaming the Myths (W. S. Merwin)
  2. pp. 48-52
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  1. On the Horizon of Time (Robert Penn Warren)
  2. pp. 53-60
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  1. Distilled from Thin Air (Marvin Bell)
  2. pp. 61-68
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  1. The Imminence of a Revelation (John Ashbery)
  2. pp. 69-76
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  1. Renaming the Present (David St. John)
  2. pp. 77-83
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  1. Lives We Keep Wanting to Know (Philip Booth)
  2. pp. 84-92
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  1. Doubling the Difference (Heather McHugh)
  2. pp. 93-100
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  1. Questions of Will (Robert Pack)
  2. pp. 101-106
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  1. Settling in Another Field (Maxine Kumin)
  2. pp. 107-112
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  1. Living the Layers of Time (Stanley Kunitz)
  2. pp. 113-119
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  1. Double Vision (Daniel Mark Epstein)
  2. pp. 120-125
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  1. Emergencies of the Moment (William Stafford)
  2. pp. 126-131
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  1. The Languages of Illusion (Dara Wier)
  2. pp. 132-139
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  1. The Mystery of Things That Are (Richard Wilbur)
  2. pp. 140-145
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  1. Before the Beginning (Donald Finkel)
  2. pp. 146-152
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  1. On the Margins of Dreams (Fred Chappell)
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Unbreakable Codes (Linda Pastan)
  2. pp. 158-163
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  1. Projecting the Literal Word (Robert Creeley)
  2. pp. 164-171
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  1. Answering the Dark (David Ignatow)
  2. pp. 172-177
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  1. Shaping Our Choices (Marge Piercy)
  2. pp. 178-182
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  1. Magic: Power: Activation: Transformation (Michael S. Harper)
  2. pp. 183-190
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  1. On the Periphery of Time (Donald Hall)
  2. pp. 191-195
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  1. The Candle in the Pitcher (John Hollander)
  2. pp. 196-205
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 206-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-222
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817388638
Related ISBN
9780817301224
MARC Record
OCLC
561286967
Pages
234
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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