[BOOKS] ✭ The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology By Edward Hirsch – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology This Illuminating Anthology Follows The Sonnet Through Its Various Moments And Makers Over Five And A Half Centuries Edward Hirsch And Eavan Boland, Two Of Our Foremost Poets, Focus On Vicissitudes, Paying Particular Attention To How Individual Poets From Shakespeare To Strand Have Claimed These Fourteen Lines Lengthened Them, Shortened Them, Elaborated On Them, And, In Turn, Been Defined By Them Three Sections The Sonnet In The Mirror, The Sonnet Goes To Different Lengths, And The Sonnet Extraordinary Durability And Its Reinventions The Collection Opens With Personal Introductions By The Editors, And, In The Appendix, They Provide Ten Questions For A Sonnet Workshop To Jump Start A Conversation Between Students And Teachers With Than Three Hundred Poems, The Making Of A Sonnet Guides Readers Through A Vigorous Adventures In Craft And Practice, Right Up To Its Extraordinary Resurgence In Contemporary Poetry.


About the Author: Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry He was born in Chicago in 1950 his accent makes it impossible for him to hide his origins and educated at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D in Folklore His devotion to poetry is lifelong.He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fe



10 thoughts on “The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology

  1. says:

    The title is a bit deceptive as this is primarily an anthology, but from an anthology you really couldn t ask for It covers the evolution of the sonnet century by century, beginning with the 16th It of course includes all the biggies Shakespeare, Hopkins, Millay, etc , but the 20th cen


  2. says:

    An excellent collection, organized by century Extraordinary to see the ways in which the form developed over time, and also the unique approach of each poet within the same strict form Lovely.Here s a sample The Illiterate by George MeredithTouching your goodness, I am like a manWho turns a l


  3. says:

    For all purposes this is probably one of the largest collections of sonnets, many of them devoted to modern sonnets as opposed to ones from different languages or different eras I recommend the Art of The Sonnet...


  4. says:

    A Norton Anthology in all the best and worst ways If you go by the number of pages devoted to the various incarnations of the sonnet in this anthology, you d come to the conclusion that the 20th century English language sonnet is the highpoint in the history of the form with some minor attention given to internat


  5. says:

    Dry, perfunctory This volume calls out the requisite list of classics for their particular merits Another canonical compendium from Norton, and little substantive material included re the composition of sonnets themselves.


  6. says:

    10 Questions for a Sonnet Workshop


  7. says:

    A strong anthology of the sonnet form, which gets particular credit for devoting its largest section to the 20th Century.


  8. says:

    Read this for Rattle s upcoming Sonnet issue Started reading a few other anthologies at the library, but this seemed to show the most stylistic diversity And it did, among the poems The sonnet s evolution is traced through the centuries, with broad chapters for each, and extra chapters for variable length and international sonnets, and sonnets abou


  9. says:

    Nearly exhaustive in terms of poets represented, this anthology is a remarkable follow up to Norton s The Making of a Poem My favorite aspect here is the organization for the most part the chapters progress chronologically, starting with the 16th century and continuing to the 20th However, it begins with a chapter called...


  10. says:

    My favorite section was the one on how sonnets move away and toward 14 lines iambic pentameterThe selections here are beautifully chosen, including one of the most exquisite of Bishop s poems, Sonnet with its skinny shape suggesting a level or a compass needle, and also the wonderful, wounding Sonnet for Joe, by Sandra McPherson That poem is a touchstone for me W


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