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Poets on Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets by J. D. McClatchy

What are poets looking at, looking for, when they walk into a room of pictures? Poets on Painters attempts to answer this question by bringing together, for the first time, essays by modern American and British poets about painting. The poets bring to their task a fresh eye and a freshened language, vivid with nuance and color and force.

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"When poets turn their attention to arrangements of oil on canvas, we can expect the unexpected. . . . The ultimate value of this anthology and the reason it deserves a wider readership lie in the way it reminds us that a responsibility--and a joy--of the art writer, in [Richard] Howard's words, is to 'ransack the world in search of eloquence. . . one wants the terms by which to declare one's adoration.'"--Jan Heller Levi, "Artforum

About J. D. McClatchy

J. D. McClatchy is Poetry Editor of The Yale Review, and his poems, essays, and reviews appear regularly in The New Republic, The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.

Table of Contents


Art and Ideas
William Butler Yeats

Ezra Pound

A Matisse and
Painting in the American Grain
William Carlos Williams

Robert Andrew Parker
Marianne Moore

From Introduction to These Paintings
D. H. Lawrence

Gertrude Stein

The Relations between Poetry and Painting
Wallace Stevens

Calm Even in the Catastrophe

Painters as Writers
Stephen Spender

Foreword to an Exhibit
E. E. Cummings

Gregorio Valdes
Elizabeth Bishop

The Heroic Object and Fernand Uger
Kenneth Rexroth

On Poetry and Painting,
with a Thought on Music
Howard Nemerov

Against Abstract Expressionism
Randall Jarrell

Jackson Pollock
Frank O'Hara

A Note on Franz Kline
Robert Creeley

An Art of Wondering
Robert Duncan

Guy Davenport

Respect for Things as They Are
John Ashbery

The Painting of Jane Freilicher
James Schuyler

The Poet as Painter
Charles Tomlinson

The Hanged Man and the Dragonfly
Ted Hughes

Notes on Corot 3
James Merrill

Fragments of a "Rodin"
Richard Howard

Crossing the Tracks to Hopper's World
Mark Strand

Landscape's Empire
John Hollander

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Poets on Painters: Essays on the Art of Painting by Twentieth-Century Poets by J. D. McClatchy
J. D. McClatchy
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