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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    H. T. Kirby-Smith
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    University of Michigan Press (June 4, 1998)
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    320 pages
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Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a well-established set of conventions, a. .A casual reader with a casual interest in the origins of free verse (sometimes called vers libres) may be tempted to put this book back on the shelf after only a few pages.

Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a well-established set of conventions, a reaction that achieves its effects by working contrapuntally against or outside the realm of convention. Likewise, The Origins of Free Verse goes against the conventions of existing poetic scholarship, offering an encompassing yet fresh - and certainly controversial - literary history of free verse.

Free verse is an open form of poetry which in its modern form arose through the French . H. T. Kirby-Smith, The Origins of Free Verse, University of Michigan, 1996.

Free verse is an open form of poetry which in its modern form arose through the French vers libre form. It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any musical pattern. It thus tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech. The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, England 1950. Lowes, Livingston John, Nation Feb 1916. Free Verse, Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 2nd Ed, 1975. Timothy Steele, Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt Against Meter, University of Arkansas Press, 1990.

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T. Kirby-Smith offers a far-ranging and intellectually engaging study of the literary history of the debated genre of free verse, aimed not at perpetuating a particular dispute but instead at discovering the generative points of this often celebrated, often maligned form. Though free verse became a dominant poetic mode only in the twentieth century, Kirby-Smith finds its roots in seventeenth-century England. The book seeks to establish a consensus on the nature of free verse, with reference to critics and poets including Pound, Eliot, Williams, Amy Lowell, Yvor Winters, and Hugh Kenner. Kirby-Smith offers a far-ranging and intellectually engaging study of the literary history of the debated genre of free verse, aimed not at perpetuating a particular dispute but instead at discovering the generative points of this often celebrated, often maligned form

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Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a.The Origins of Free Verseis a book that all students of prosody will want to read.

Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a well-established set of conventions. Likewise,The Origins of Free Versegoes against the conventions of existing poetic scholarship, offering an encompassing yet fresh-and ry history of free verse.

Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a well-established set of conventions

Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a well-established set of conventions. At moments, this study is revelatory. Poetry is a learned art, and Kirby-Smith brings both.

Though free verse became a dominant poetic mode only in the twentieth century, Kirby-Smith finds its .

Though free verse became a dominant poetic mode only in the twentieth century, Kirby-Smith finds its roots in seventeenth-century England

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Kirby-Smith grew up on the Cumberland Plateau, in Sewanee, Tennessee. He has published several books including a guide to . observatories, a book on the philosopher George Santayana, a book that examines free verse poetry and one on the emergence of poetry from music.

H. T. Kirby-Smith offers a far-ranging and intellectually engaging study of the literary history of the debated genre of free verse, aimed not at perpetuating a particular dispute but instead at discovering the generative points of this often celebrated, often maligned form.Though free verse became a dominant poetic mode only in the twentieth century, Kirby-Smith finds its roots in seventeenth-century England. Beginning his study with writers such as John Milton--who was considered by T. S. Eliot to be the greatest writer of free verse in English--the author places recent and divisive topics in poetics in context, showing them to be attenuated remnants of issues first broached hundreds of years ago.The book seeks to establish a consensus on the nature of free verse, with reference to critics and poets including Pound, Eliot, Williams, Amy Lowell, Yvor Winters, and Hugh Kenner. Good free verse, argues Kirby-Smith, arises as a reaction to a well-established set of conventions. Likewise, The Origins of Free Verse goes against the conventions of existing poetic scholarship, offering an encompassing yet fresh--and controversial--literary history of free verse."At moments, this study is revelatory. . . . In its range and detail it offers a way of thinking about the history of English-language prosody which recognizes the importance of the poet's individual choices and undercuts our century's vanity. . . . Poetry is a learned art, and Kirby-Smith brings both insight and much learning to reading it." --Times Literary Supplement"The best study of free verse I have seen. . . . The Origins of Free Verse is a book that all students of prosody will want to read. " --Harvard Review". . . a witty and polemical account of the emergence and development of free verse." --ChoiceH. T. Kirby-Smith is Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.