Tag Archives: poetics

Emily Dickinson’s Poetic Art: A Cognitive Reading

By | October 9, 2023

I first encountered the poetry of Emily Dickinson at Smith College as a foreign student in the newly created Diploma in American Studies program in 1962. At the time I was intrigued by the complexities of her language. After my graduation in 1963, I spent the summer as a live-in curator at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum… Read More »

Q&A with Matthew Griffiths

By | August 24, 2017

Matthew Griffiths answered some questions for us about The New Poetics of Climate Change: Modernist Aesthetics for a Warming World, now out in the Environmental Cultures series.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? Poets need more sophisticated ways of writing to engage with climate change, and Modernism provides valuable resources for them… Read More »

Q&A with Meera Atkinson

By | July 27, 2017

Meera Atkinson answered some questions for us about her new book, The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. How would you describe your book in one sentence? The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma explores how literature testifies to trauma transmissions and how certain kinds of writing reveal their social operations and political underpinnings. What drew to you writing… Read More »