Twentieth-Century Poetry and the Visual Arts

Cambridge University Press, 2011

With the emergence of a culture of images in the early twentieth-century, the question of how literature engages the visual arts has become key for literary studies. This extended treatment of poetic ekphrasis (the verbal representation of visual representation) explores the complex, dynamic relationships between words and images that characterize this flourishing genre and provided one way of making poetry new. Elegantly and persuasively written, Twentieth-Century Poetry and the Visual Arts considers a wide range of twentieth-century poets from several English-speaking cultures, from W.B. Yeats and Marianne Moore to Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Rita Dove.

Press info: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (hardcover), 2011 (paperback)