That such conversations between poems are intended by anthologists
This poetic tradition needed an exemplar - in the words of one early anthologist
, "a bard who sang democracy, our great citizenship, God-love, and the comradeship of the throbbing, suffering, hoping, majestic human heart" (qtd.
At times, Strassberg seems reluctant to go beyond the model set by the Chinese anthologists
in providing explanatory notes.
The three chapters of "Documenting the Heritage," for example, introduce the reader to the most productive and important collectors, anthologists
, musicologists, and publishers devoted to the preservation and promotion of Jewish music, central among whom is the scholar Abraham Z.
One reason for the neglect is that Sandburg doesn't need the critics and anthologists
to interpret his work," Hendrick says.
One such poem, by a splendid poet sadly overlooked by the Oxford anthologists
, is Tom Disch, and in particular (with a nod to Stevenson) his Child's Garden of Grammar.
At some point, anthologists
became impatient with the death rate, and began making epigrams up.
accepted a range of political takes on the war but wrestled with questions of aesthetics, weighing the merits of sincerely felt but formally unsophisticated lyrics against the complexities of modernist poetry.
Anthologies, also, came to take on a retrospective function, especially in the aftermath of the 1774 defeat of perpetual copyright which enabled anthologists
to compile "timeless gleanings from the backlist" (67).
But the pitfall of his uncompromising devotion to new directions was that he had denounced The Great Hunger not long after it had come into popular demand from anthologists
, thus half-inadvertently preventing his own popular reputation to soar (only 'half' because his proud side no longer wanted to be recognized for a poem he had himself already denounced).
Building a Lyric Canon: Gabriel Giolito and the Rival Anthologists
Thirty-three of the poems in the first volume and fifty-two in the second are printed for the first time; eight have appeared only in small periodicals or other out-of-the way places; and fifty-seven come from volumes that have been ignored by anthologists
and are almost entirely unfamiliar today.
This selective blindness suffered by the majority of anthologists
over the past few decades has not just affected the wild avant-garde; there have been a number of fine poets working in more mainstream styles who have also been ignored by most standard anthologies, for no obvious reason other than that of fashion: Harry Guest, Penelope Shuttle, Jonathan Griffin, F.
Nielsen is aware that, for many readers (and the anthologists
who create standard textbooks), African American literature is thought to be primarily realistic in style and sociological or political in content; avant-garde expressions--despite the obvious examples of Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, and Ishmael Reed--are frequently overlooked.
Like most anthologists
, Gomori and Szirtes will have decided on "U and non U" translators (approved or disapproved).