By Julie Carr,Jeffrey C. Robinson,Dan Beachy-Quick,Jacques Darras,Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Judith Goldman,Simon Jarvis,Andrew Joron,Nigel Leask,Jennifer Moxley,Bob Perelman,Jerome Rothenberg,Elizabeth Willis,Heriberto Yépez
According to editors July Carr and Jeffrey C. Robinson, “active romanticism” is a poetic reaction, direct or oblique, to urgent social matters and an try and redress varieties of ideological repression; at its center, “active romanticism” champions democratic pluralism and confronts ideologies that suppress the proof of pluralism. “Poetry fetter’d, fetters the human race,” declared poet William Blake first and foremost of the 19th century. No different assertion from the period of the French Revolution marks with such terseness the problem for poetry to take part within the liberation of human society from sorts of inequality and invisibility. No different assertion insists so vividly poetic occasion pushing for social growth calls for the unfettering of conventional, familiar poetic shape and language.
Bringing jointly paintings by way of famous writers and critics, starting from scholarly reports to poets’ testimonials, Active Romanticism exhibits Romantic poetry to not be the sclerotic corpse opposed to which the avant-garde reacted yet fairly the well-spring from which it flowed.
Offering a basic rethinking of the historical past of contemporary poetry, Carr and Robinson have grouped jointly during this assortment quite a few essays that make certain the life of Romanticism as an ongoing mode of poetic creation that's cutting edge and dynamic, a continuation of the nineteenth-century Romantic culture, and a kind that reacts and renews itself at any given second of perceived social crisis. Cover picture: Ruckenfigur through Susan Bee, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.
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Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary Poetic Practice (Modern & Contemporary Poetics) by Julie Carr,Jeffrey C. Robinson,Dan Beachy-Quick,Jacques Darras,Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Judith Goldman,Simon Jarvis,Andrew Joron,Nigel Leask,Jennifer Moxley,Bob Perelman,Jerome Rothenberg,Elizabeth Willis,Heriberto Yépez