Poetic Sequence, Fall 2006

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Profs. Mara Scanlon and Claudia Emerson's Poetic Sequence Directed Study during the Fall, 2006


This wiki will be used to compose a collaborative bibliography, the skeleton of which your intrepid professors have posted here, divided into sections for sequences and secondary sources. The "discussion" tab of the wiki should be used to post annotations of/commentary on the sources that you add to the bibliography. What does it cover or contribute to our knowledge of the sequence?

Berryman, John. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet or 77 Dream Songs

Blake, William. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Brooks, Gwendolyn. “A Street in Bronzeville” or “The Womanhood”

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portugese

Clifton, Lucille. “buffalo soldiers” or “mary” sequence

Daniel, Samuel. Sonnets to Delia

Dante, Vita Nuova

Dove, Rita. Thomas and Beulah

Eady, Cornelius. Brutal Imagination

Emerson, Claudia. Pinion or “Letters to Kent” in Late Wife

Forche, Carolyn. The Angel of History

Glancy, Diane. Lone Dog’s Winter Count

Glück, Louise. Meadowlands

Hacker, Marilyn. Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons

H. D., Trilogy

Heaney, Seamus. “Singing School” or “Clearances”

Hughes, Langston. Montage of a Dream Deferred

Hughes, Ted. Crow

Kinnell, Galway. The Book of Nightmares

Klepfisz, Irena. Keeper of Accounts

Meredith, George. Modern Love

Merrill, James. “The Book of Ephraim” or more of The Changing Light at Sandover

Millay, Edna St. Vincent. “Sonnets from an Ungrafted Tree”

Osbey, Brenda Marie. Desperate Circumstance, Dangerous Woman

Petrarch, Canzoniere

Rich, Adrienne. “Twenty-One Love Poems”

Roethke, Theodore. “North American Sequence”

Rosetti, Christina. Monna Innominata

Sexton, Anne. “The Divorce Papers”

Shakespeare, William. sonnets

Sidney, Mary. The Psalms of Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke.

Sidney, Philip. Astrophel and Stella

Song of Solomon—Old Testament song cycle

Stein, Gertrude. Tender Buttons

Stevenson, Anne. Correspondances

Trethaway, Natasha . Native Guard

Tennyson, Lord Alfred. In Memorium A. H. H.

Voight, Ellen Bryant. Kyrie

Williams, William Carlos. “Pictures from Brueghel”

Whitman, Walt. "Song of Myself."

Yeats, William Butler. A Man Young and Old and A Woman Young and Old

Secondary Sources

Conte, Joseph. Introduction. Unending Design: The Forms of Postmodern Poetry. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991. 1-44.

---. “Seriality and the Contemporary Long Poem.” Sagetrieb 11 (Spring and Fall 1992): 35-45.

Freidman, Susan Stanford. “Craving Stories: Narrative and Lyric in Contemporary Theory and Women’s Long Poems.” Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory. Eds. Lynn Keller and Christanne Miller. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1994. 15-42.

Going, William T. “The Term Sonnet Sequence.” Modern Language Notes 62.6 (1947): 400-402.

Greene, Roland Arthur. "Post-Petrarchism: Toward a Poetics of Lyric and the Lyric Sequence." Origins and Innovations of the Western Lyric Sequence. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991. 3-21.

Keller, Lynn. “Pushing the Limits of Genre and Gender: Women’s Long Poems as Forms of Expansion.” Forms of Expansion: Recent Long Poems by Women. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1997: 1-22.

---. “The Twentieth-Century Long Poem.” The Columbia History of American Poetry. Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Columbia UP, 1993. 534-563.

“Lyric Sequence.” The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Alex Preminger and T. V. F. Brogan. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993. 727-29.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Poetic Principle.”

Rosenthal, M. L. and Sally M. Gall. The Modern Poetic Sequence: The Genius of Modern Poetry. New York: Oxford UP, 1983.

Spicer, Jack. Excerpt from the Vancouver Letters. Poetics of the New American Poetry. Eds. Donald Allen and Warren Tallman. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1973. 233.

Wall, John. “The Lyric Impulse of the Sequence.” Medium Aevum 45 (1976): 24

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