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ISBN: 080400997X
Author: Timothy Steele,J.V. Cunningham
Language: English
Publisher: Swallow Press; 1 edition (July 15, 1997)
Pages: 253
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Cunningham's longer poems "tend toward the epigrammatical, little quotable bits that express thoughts with exceptional . "America's best forgotten poet".

Cunningham's longer poems "tend toward the epigrammatical, little quotable bits that express thoughts with exceptional neatness. His plain-spoken lyrics about love, sex, loss, and the American West were especially haunting and original (. "Maples in the slant sun/The gay color of decay/Was it unforgivable,/My darling, that you loved me?"). Retrieved 2018-01-01. The Poems of J. V. Cunningham, ed. by Timothy Steele, p. xv.

Augustan Reprint, 1950. Woe or Wonder, University of Denver Press (Denver), 1951. Tradition and Poetic Structure, Swallow Press, 1960. The Journal of John Cardan, The Quest of the Opal The Problem of Form, Swallow Press, 1964.

Cunningham has been added to your Cart. 2) The highly simpatico introduction and notes by poet Timothy Steele. Here's one example, from Martial: "Sabinus, I don't like you.

Timothy Steele's notes and introduction assist in re-establishing Cunningham's position as a twentieth-century original, a poet who is remembered equally for emotional power and stylistic purity.

Timothy Steele's notes and introduction assist in re-establishing Cunningham's position as a. .Timothy Steele's previous collections of poetry include The Color Wheel and Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970–1986

Timothy Steele's notes and introduction assist in re-establishing Cunningham's position as a twentieth-century original, a poet who is remembered equally for emotional power and stylistic purity. Timothy Steele's previous collections of poetry include The Color Wheel and Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970–1986. He has also published two widely discussed works of literary criticism, Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt against Meter and All the Fun's in How You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification.

Collected Poems and Epigrams, The Poems of J. Cunningham was .

Documenting his early style as an experimental modernist poet during the Depression and his remarkable ability as a translator The Poems of J. Cunningham also shows his later emergence as a master of the short, witty poems that made his name. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

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The Exclusions of a Rhyme: Poems and Epigrams, Ohio University Press, 1960. Cunningham&oldid 2592129".

But the death of Cunningham's father in an accident and the family's resulting financial hardship prevented Cunningham from continuing immediately to college. ↑ Bibliography, . He worked for a while as a "runner" for a brokerage house on the Denver Stock Exchange, where he witnessed 2 suicides in the days immediately following the October 29, 1929, stock market crash. With the onset of the Great Depression, he rode the rails from odd job to odd job, throughout the Western United States, including stints as a local newspaper. Cunningham 1911-1985, Poetry Foundation, Web, Aug.

Among Steele's honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Los Angeles PEN Center's Award for Poetry, a Commonwealth Club of California Medal for Poetry, and the Robert Fitzgerald Award for Excellence in the Study of Prosody. He has held teaching appointments at Stanford, and the University of California, in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Discover J. Cunningham famous and rare quotes. This Humanist whom no beliefs constrained Grew so broad-minded he was scatter-brained. Political, Belief, Broads. Naked I came, naked I leave the scene.

The lifework in verse of one of the century's finest and liveliest American poets, this collection of the poems of J. V. Cunningham (1911-85) documents the poet's development from his early days as an experimental modernist during the Depression to his emergence as the master of the classical “plain style” -- distinguished by its wit, feeling, and subtlety.Often identified with the epigram -- a genre in which he excelled as distinctively as Jonson, Herrick, and Landor -- Cunningham also wrote in a wide range of other poetic forms and was a remarkable translator. This collection, designed to show the poet's range and skill, incorporates the materials of his 1971 Collected Poems and Epigrams and restores their original arrangement. It also adds many of his later poems and translations and some uncollected pieces from his periodicals.Timothy Steele's notes and introduction assist in re-establishing Cunningham's position as a twentieth-century original, a poet who is remembered equally for emotional power and stylistic purity.

Comments:

Agantrius
J.V. Cunningham is an interesting poet, but not, to me, a loveable one. Does a poet have to be loveable? No, decidedly not. Certainly not in the sense of cuddly or adorable. What I guess I mean is "simpatico". Cunningham does everything he can to be anti-simpatico. From his earliest poems, he expresses a profound distrust of the "will", which I take to be disorderly impulse, unruly desire. What does he prefer? "... I praise / Far lamps at night, / Cold landmarks for reflection's gaze. / Distant they still remain, / Oh, unassailed, apart!" Apollo, in other words. Dionysius is just too too. As a result, his poems are often dense, extremely compacted, frequently, at least early in his career, obscure. Slowly, over time, he developed his specialty - the epigram, the ultimate in classical clarity and concision. But these are not the witticisms of Oscar Wilde or Walter Savage Landor (what names for the masters of the merciless bon mot, Wilde & Savage!). Here are three samples from Cunningham:

"The ladies in my life, serially sexed,
Unscrew one lover and screw in the next." [The title is "The Lights of Love."]

"Death in this music dwells, I cease to be
In this attentive, taut passivity."

"All hastens to its end. If life and love
Seem slow it is their ends we're ignorant of."

There are many interesting (that word again!) things in this collection. Some of these are: (1) Watching Cunningham evolve throughout the course of his first volume "The Helmsman." (2) The highly simpatico introduction and notes by poet Timothy Steele. (3) Translations of several authors, mostly ancient, whose spirit Cunningham certainly shares. Here's one example, from Martial:

"Sabinus, I don't like you. You know why?
Sabinus, I don't like you. That is why."
lolike
I was pleased to find the work of J.V. Cunningham. Over thirty-five
years ago I was introduced to his work by a professor who had been
a pupil of Yvor Winters. Winters had a very traditional view of poetry.
He hated William Carlos Williams verse for example. But he praised
Cunningham for poetry as good as anything Ben Jonson wrote. Guy
Davenport summed it up nicely when he described Cunningham's poems
for being "as finely made as a Swiss watch." Enjoy!
MrRipper
I discovered J.V. Cunningham quite by accident. I cannot thank the powers that be enough for this 'accident.' Cunningham is the most forward, bold poet of his time. A true classic, no library should be without his work.
blac wolf
"Maples in the slant sun/The gay color of decay./Was it unforgiveable,/My darling, that you loved me?" The sequence "To What Strangers, What Welcome" by J.V. Cunningham is one of the finest sets of love poems in all of English literature. Spare, mature, formally remarkable, indescribably sad. This book is worth having for those 14 poems alone.
Moogura
I too stumbled upon this collection by accident. A fan of the typical, high-school-recommended-poets, this collection struck me with inspiration. The poems have great meaning with their simplicity and powerfulness. It's one to buy copies for friends and families because once you start reading, you'll want to share.

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