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 concerns and an try to redress varieties of ideological repression; at its center, “active romanticism” champions democratic pluralism and confronts ideologies that suppress the facts of pluralism. “Poetry fetter’d, fetters the human race,” declared poet William Blake before everything 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 kinds of inequality and invisibility. No different assertion insists so vividly poetic occasion pushing for social growth calls for the unfettering of conventional, regular poetic shape and language.
Bringing jointly paintings by way of recognized writers and critics, starting from scholarly reviews to poets’ testimonials, Active Romanticism indicates Romantic poetry to not be the sclerotic corpse opposed to which the avant-garde reacted yet relatively the well-spring from which it flowed.
Offering a basic rethinking of the background of contemporary poetry, Carr and Robinson have grouped jointly during this assortment quite a few essays that ensure the lifestyles of Romanticism as an ongoing mode of poetic construction that's cutting edge and dynamic, a continuation of the nineteenth-century Romantic culture, and a sort that reacts and renews itself at any given second of perceived social crisis. Cover photograph: 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