Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age
by Kevin Stein
Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2010
At a time when most commentators fixate on American poetry's supposed 'death,' Kevin Stein's Poetry's Afterlife instead proposes the vitality of its aesthetic hereafter. The essays of Poetry's Afterlife blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture.
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by Harry Graham - Project Gutenberg
Virtue its own reward? Alas! And what a poor one as a rule! Be Virtuous and Life will pass Like one long term of Sunday-School. In this 'manual' Harry Graham takes issue with conventional pearls of wisdom in rhyming verse.
by George Gordon Byron - Milner and Sowerby
Byron's masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan. Written in ottava rima stanza form, it blends drama with humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries, and mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack.
by Annie S. Bean - Melvin Printing Co
Breath of the rose, Dreams of a Far-away World, A Summer Dusk, At Easter Time, Somewhere in Summer-Time, At Christmas Tyde, This Sorry Earth Turns Round and Round, Mount Hamilton, A Moment at the Open Door, A Wind, and more.
by John Milton - Dutton
Paradise Lost is the great epic poem of the English language, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny.