A Defense Of Poetry

A Defense Of Poetry

GABRIEL GUDDING
Copyright Date: 2002
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89
Pages: 96
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vkg89
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    A Defense Of Poetry
    Book Description:

    Winner of the 2001 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry PrizeRunner-up, Society of Midland Authors 2002 Poetry PrizeGabriel Gudding's poems not only defend against the pretense and vanity of war, violence, and religion, but also against the vanity of poetry itself. These poems sometimes nestle in the lowest regions of the body, and depict invective, donnybrooks, chase scenes, and the abuse of animals, as well as the indignities and bumblings of the besotted, the lustful, the annoyed, and the stupid.In short, Gudding seeks to reclaim the lowbrow. Dangerous, edgy, and dark, this is an innovative writer unafraid to attack the unremitting high seriousness of so much poetry, laughing with his readers as he twists the elegiac lyric "I" into a pompous little clown.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7988-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[viii])
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.1
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [ix]-[xii])
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.2
  3. A DEFENSE OF POETRY
    (pp. 1-7)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.3
  4. ROBERT LOWELL
    (pp. 8-9)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.4
  5. RICHARD WILBUR
    (pp. 10-10)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.5
  6. DEAR HOUSEFLY
    (pp. 11-11)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.6
  7. POEM IMPLORING THE RETURN OF MY BUTT
    (pp. 12-12)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.7
  8. INFANTRY
    (pp. 13-13)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.8
  9. FOUNDRY
    (pp. 14-14)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.9
  10. ORCHARD
    (pp. 15-16)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.10
  11. ON THE RECTUM OF PEACOCKS
    (pp. 17-18)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.11
  12. POEMS
    (pp. 19-19)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.12
  13. SMALLTOWN FAUX PAS AMONG THE LEMONBARS
    (pp. 20-20)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.13
  14. THE PALLBEARER RACES
    (pp. 21-22)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.14
  15. BAIL
    (pp. 23-23)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.15
  16. RONALD REAGAN
    (pp. 24-25)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.16
  17. THE PARENTHESIS INSERTS ITSELF INTO THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES
    (pp. 26-27)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.17
  18. BOSUN
    (pp. 28-29)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.18
  19. TO AN OKLAHOMA IN WINTER
    (pp. 30-31)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.19
  20. ONE PETITION LOFTED INTO THE GINKGOS
    (pp. 32-33)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.20
  21. THE LYRIC
    (pp. 34-34)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.21
  22. WISH
    (pp. 35-35)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.22
  23. YOUTH OF THE BACKHOE
    (pp. 36-36)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.23
  24. MEMOIRS OF THE BACKHOE
    (pp. 37-38)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.24
  25. AFTER YEATS
    (pp. 39-39)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.25
  26. THE OED
    (pp. 40-41)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.26
  27. DAYBOOK TO OYSTER, HIS INFANT DAUGHTER
    (pp. 42-45)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.27
  28. ADOLESCENCE
    (pp. 46-47)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.28
  29. PEDAGOGY
    (pp. 48-50)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.29
  30. POEM ABOUT MY STRABISMUS
    (pp. 51-51)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.30
  31. CHANGEABLE HEAD
    (pp. 52-53)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.31
  32. COALMAN
    (pp. 54-58)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.32
  33. CHARGE OF THE L. B.
    (pp. 59-61)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.33
  34. FOR QUINTUS LABERIUS DURUS, WHO, BECAUSE OF A JAVELIN IN HIS LUNGS, DIED NEAR KENT, IN EARLY AUGUST, 54 B.C.
    (pp. 62-65)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.34
  35. FONS BELLI
    (pp. 66-66)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.35
  36. TIPPETYCANOE DELENDUM EST
    (pp. 67-70)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.36
  37. HOW I CAUGHT MY COLD
    (pp. 71-73)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.37
  38. HAIR
    (pp. 74-76)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.38
  39. MY BUTTOCKS
    (pp. 77-78)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.39
  40. BIRD
    (pp. 79-79)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.40
  41. DEAR WOODLOUSE
    (pp. 80-81)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.41
  42. THE ATHEIST GNAT
    (pp. 82-82)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.42
  43. STATEMENT
    (pp. 83-83)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.43
  44. REQUIEM CADENZA
    (pp. 84-87)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.44
  45. NOTES
    (pp. 88-88)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.45
  46. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. 89-90)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.46
  47. Back Matter
    (pp. 91-92)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt5vkg89.47