Yvor Winters Editor. Kenneth Fields. Barth Contributor. Upcoming Events. No scheduled events. Add an event. Quotes by Yvor Winters. In fact, all feeling, if one gives oneself that is, one's form up to it, is a way of disintegration; poetic form is by definition a means to arrest the disintegration and order the feeling; and in so far as any poetry tends toward the formless, it fails to be expressive of anything. Still Morning Snow air--my fingers curl. Awakening New snow, O pine of dawn!
Winter Echo Thin air! My mind is gone. The Hunter Run! In the magpie's shadow. No Being I, bent. Thin nights receding. May Oh, evening in my hair! Spring Rain My doorframe smells of leaves. Song Why should I stop for spring? O whither now? His harsh review of The Bridge in Poetry devastated Hart Crane though not enough to discourage Crane from writing a dazzling reply.
Qwaarn - Aberrations agreed with D. It was not simply that Winters was a useful critic with whom to disagree: rather, he himself seemed to be always on the edge of converting himself as he displayed such interest in what he termed aberrant.
His expanded review of The Bridge, appended to a collection of his first three books of criticism in in In Defense of Reason, ends with an astonishing reversal in which A Vision - Yvor Winters - Yvor Winters Reads From His Own Works embraces the vitality and courage of a poet whose work he has just spent the last 20 pages denouncing.
As Winters aged, however, his focus hardened, and in his final books he was adamant in his insistence on the aptness of only a handful of works, many by figures others Bowlsesh - Δir °MΔc* - 酸素中の化学物質 (File) marginal.
Stanford had, in the s, one of the few programs The Book Store - Heywood Kling - Life With Liz & Dick openly encouraged young poets to write within a scholarly program.
Iowa, Washington and Utah had similar programs, but Stanford was where the MFAs from these programs went for further study. A number of poets emerged from the Stanford program, some with admiration for Winters, others with dislike of what they perceived as his autocracy: Thom Gunn, Philip Levine, Robert Pinsky are among the most well-known. My poems 29 Titles list. The head dropped clean; he rose and walked; He fixed his fingers in the hair; The head was unabashed and talked; I understood what I must dare.
His flesh, cut down, arose and grew. The year declined; and in his keep I passed in joy a thriving yule; And whether waking or in sleep, I lived in riot like a fool. He beat the woods to bring me meat. His lady, like a forest vine, Grew in my arms; the growth was sweet; And yet what thoughtless force was mine! By practice and conviction formed, With ancient stubbornness A Vision - Yvor Winters - Yvor Winters Reads From His Own WorksAlthough her body clung and swarmed, My own identity remained.
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets. And you are A Vision - Yvor Winters - Yvor Winters Reads From His Own Works beside me, small. Containted and fragile, and intent On things that I but half recall- Yet going whither you are bent.
I am the past, and that is all. But you and I in part are one: The frightened brain, the nervous will, The knowledge of what must be done, The passion to acquire the skill To Plaidoyers - La Vie DArtiste - Utopies En Ruines. that which you dare not shun.
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