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This category includes poetry criticism and theory in the form of book reviews, essays, treatises and articles. The material covers a wide range - from contemporary to classic, regional to international. While some online journals and literary reviews are included, it is not primarily a category for webzines.
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Luminarium - Collection of classical literary criticism on the Internet (1350 to 1660 A.D.) It Is, As It's Elsewhere - Report by Lynette Abel of a class given by Eli Siegel on the meaning of poetry. In it, he discusses Carl Sandburg's "To a Contemporary Bunkshooter." Electronic Book Review - An online literary review. Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s - An essay on the "Rebel Poets of the 1950s" by Steven Watson. Against National Poetry Month As Such - Poet and critic Charles Bernstein explains why National Poetry Month is bad for poetry. Danny Yee's Book Reviews: Poetry - A collection of poetry reviews. Authors reviewed include Ursula K. Le Guin and Robert Graves. Online Literary Criticism Collection - The Internet Public Library's database of literary criticism. Poetry Snark - Attacks on contemporary American poets. Life, love, death, and poetry in the work of Brian Patten - An essay on the work of Brian Patten, one of the Liverpool Poets. Whose New American Poetry? - Anthologizing in the nineties. An essay by Marjorie Perloff. Bad Poetry - An introduction to bad poetry, though not necessarily by bad poets, with texts of various exemplary poems. As selected and annotated by Professor Seamus Cooney. The Genealogy of Postmodernism - An essay by Albert Gelpi. berniE-Zine: Rants, Raves & Reviews - Book reviews by Bernadette "bernie" Geyer. Modern American Poetry - Critical and historical essays and syllabi on modern American poetry. Many of the works relate to poems in the Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry. DiversityBay: Book Reviews - Reviews of gay writing coming out of Australia. Criticizing the Poetry Slam by John Brady - An article that examines the "free-for-all" atmosphere of performance poetry. Can Poetry Matter? by Dana Gioia - A 1991 essay examining why poetry has vanished as a cultural force in America. Aristotle's Poetics - Heavily annotated translation at the Perseus Project's website. Callaloo - Journal of African and African-American writing containing original work by and critical studies of black writers worldwide.
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