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Title Radiant lyre : essays on lyric poetry / edited by David Baker and Ann Townsend.
Imprint Saint Paul, MN : Graywolf Press, 2007.

 MUSKINGUM STACKS  PN1361 .R33 2007    DUE 03-17-20 12:59AM OFF CAMPUS  
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  PN1361 .R33 2007    DUE 03-17-20 12:59AM OFF CAMPUS  
Subject Lyric poetry -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Baker, David, 1954-
Townsend, Ann, 1962-
Description xvi, 279 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 1555974600 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781555974602 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 80735300
Table of Contents
ILyric modes 
1The elegy 
 Elegy and eros : configuring grief / David Baker5
 'One's own sad stead' : American elegy as self-elegy / Richard Jackson20
 Elegiac / Stanley Plumly31
2The love poem 
 Rhetorical contract in the erotic poem / Linda Gregerson39
 Meretricious kisses / Ann Townsend56
 Eros and the erotics of writing / Richard Jackson66
3The ode 
 The ode / Carl Philips89
 Between things : on the ode / Stanley Plumly113
 Ode and empire / Linda Gregerson117
IILyric means 
1On the pastoral : the problem of nature 
 The pastoral : first and last things / David Baker133
 Meditative spaces / Eric Pankey142
 Pastoral matters / Stanley Plumly148
 Arcadia redux / Ann Townsend155
2On the sublime : the problem of beauty 
 The sublime : origins and definitions / David Baker167
 The gay sublime / Linda Gregerson175
 The intimate sublime / Stanley Plumly183
 The technological sublime / Ann Townsend188
3On meditation and mediation : the problem of people 
 'I'm nobody' : lyric poetry and the problem of people / David Baker197
 Life among others / Linda Gregerson206
 A place for people in lyric poetry / Stanley Plumly219
 A mind for metaphors / Ann Townsend225
4On subject, story, and style : the problem of time 
 To think of time / David Baker235
 Mortal time / Linda Gregerson247
 Lyric time / Stanley Plumly264
 All the instruments agree : taking time's measure / Ann Townsend269

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