Having repackaged the magazine as The Egoist, Marsden and her authors next attempted to convert imagism
into a brand name for advertising.
In Pound's formulation, the three principles of imagism
are: "direct treatment of `the thing,' whether subjective or objective"; "to use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation"; and "to compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in the sequence of a metronome." For models of spare, nondiscursive presentation and meters other than the accentual-syllabic pentameter, imagists turned to a wide variety of literatures, including classical Greek and Latin poetry, Chinese and Japanese forms, and biblical, Old English, Provencal, and Symbolist verse.
Rather, he seems closer to models present in previous generations: imagism
, Emily Dickinson's poems, Blake's proverbs.
Essentially an outgrowth of imagism
, objectivism held that attention should be given to the poem as a unique and distinct structural entity, not to the symbolic intent of the poet.
Young tries to turn Wang Wei into William Carlos Williams-style imagism
, but succeeds only in creating Amygism
According to Bramson, "Many have struggled with understanding and processing the term Chicago Imagism
' since it was first used in the early 1970s, including artists that built on the ideas of their peers or sought to break free from expectations of that legacy.
How might activism and imagism
operate together in a poem for you?
Fittingly, Longley's collection ends with a return to the imagism
that marked its beginning.
The first day touches on topics such as photography's social and political agency, war in digital and analogue displays and and imagism
. Day two continues with the issues of war, imagery and imagination, refiguring archives, archives in post-colonial conditions and other related topics.
Part 2 begins with a chapter on Yeats in which Hakutani draws a clear distinction between Pound's theory of imagism
derived from haiku and Yeats's preference for indirect, symbolist poetry in keeping with the ethos of Noh drama.
Originally conceived as a parody of the avant-garde literary movements of its day (for example, Imagism
, Vorticism, Futurism, Chorism), the anthology Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments was published in 1916.
A room devoted to Imagism
segues into one that delves deeply into '80s Southern black art, which includes some of the most compelling works in the show, such as vibrant mixed-media pieces by Steve Ashby.
These plays, including Cowboys and The Rock Garden (both 1964), utilize imagism
in a form that bridges Shepard's work and Surrealism.
Flint similarly noted the origins of Imagism
: "somewhere in the gloom of...
Thomas' poetry has long been regarded as innovative, but critics have tended to look for its origins in his relationship with American poet Robert Frost, the Imagism
movement, or in the spoken voice.