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Module Secondary Reading List

Poetry: Reading and Interpretation, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Jay Prosser
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Primary reading

The Norton anthology of poetry ISBN: 0393979202 (pbk), 5th Edition, ed. Margaret Ferguson et al (Norton and Co. 2005). Poems taught on this module will be taken from the Norton Anthology (exceptions will be indicated and provided separately). You must have access to the Full Edition, not the shorter edition. Blackwells Bookshop on Woodhouse Lane is offering the text at reduced price in a ‘bundle’ that includes an E copy of the book. (Other sellers are available.) 

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Secondary Reading:

Later sections of the The Norton anthology of poetry ISBN: 0393979202 (pbk) contain information on aspects of versification and syntax (including discussions of rhythm, metre and form).
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, 2nd ed., edited by Vincent B. Leitch et al (Norton, 2010) contains a range of texts that will be used in the module.

Simon Armitage, The unaccompanied ISBN: 9780571333844 (hardback) (London: Faber, 2017)

Derek Attridge, Poetic rhythm : an introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Vahni Capildeo, Measures of Expatriation (Manchester : Carcanet, 2016)

Thomas Carper and Derek Attridge, Meter and meaning : an introduction to rhythm in poetry (New York: Routledge, 2003)

Terry Eagleton, How to read a poem (London: Blackwell, 2002)

James Fenton, An introduction to English poetry (London: Viking, 2002)

Paul Fussell, Poetic meter and poetic form (New York: McGraw Hill, 1965)

Reginald Gibbons, How poems think (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2015)

John Gibson, ed. The philosophy of poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)

John Lennard, The Poetry Handbook, 2nd Edition, (Oxford: OUP, 2005)

Stephen Matterson and Darryl Jones, Studying poetry (London: Hodder Headline, 2000)

Ruth Padel, 52 ways of looking at a poem : a poem for every week of the year (London: Vintage, 2004)

Jay Parini, Why poetry matters (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008)

Philip Davies Roberts, How poetry works (London: Penguin, 2000)

Nicholas Roe, ed.   Romanticism : an Oxford guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Carrie Smith and Lisa Stead, eds. The boundaries of the literary archive : reclamation and representation (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Rhian Williams, The poetry toolkit : the essential guide to studying poetry (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)

This list was last updated on 18/12/2017