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Paper Trombones: Notes on Poetics

Mike Doyle

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ISBN 10: 1897430051 / ISBN 13: 9781897430057
Published by Ekstasis Editions, 2007
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Title: Paper Trombones: Notes on Poetics

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 0th Edition.

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In Paper Trombones poet and scholar Mike Doyle shares musings on poetry - his own and others' - drawn from informal journal notes of the past thirty years. Born in London of Irish descent, Doyle lived in New Zealand before moving to Victoria, BC. As a poet and academic on three continents, Doyle recalls fascinating encounters with prominent literary figures - from Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath to Basil Bunting, Anne Sexton, Robert Creeley, James Wright, Robert Bly, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, George Woodcock and various Canadian poets. With candid commentary on his wide reading in poetry, philosophy and criticism, Mike Doyle is a personable guide to the currents of contemporary literature. Pound, Williams, Stevens, Modernism and the language and Black Mountain schools are discussed, as well as Keats, Coleridge and Hardy, both in terms of the writing and the effect on Doyle s poems. An accessible journey through a personal landscape of poetry, Paper Trombones will appeal to those interested in the art of poetry and the dialogue on contemporary literature. The volume also includes some out-of-print poems mentioned in the notes.

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Mike Doyle has lived in Victoria since 1968. His first poetry collection A Splinter of Glass (1956) was published in New Zealand; his first Canadian collection is Earth Meditations (Coach House, 1971), his lastest Living Ginger (Ekstasis, 2004). He is recipient of a PEN New Zealand award and a UNESCO Creative Artist's Fellowship. He has also written (as Charles Doyle) a biography of Richard Aldington and critical work on William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, James K. Baxter, and others.

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