The Burdens of Formality

Essays on the Poetry of Anthony Hecht

Edited by Sydney Lea

Title Details

Pages: 230

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 10/01/2012

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4161-3

List Price: $26.95

The Burdens of Formality

Essays on the Poetry of Anthony Hecht

Edited by Sydney Lea

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  • Description
One of the most influential modern poets, Anthony Hecht (1923-2004) was awarded virtually every major American prize for poetry, including the Pulitzer and the Bollingen. Written mostly by other poets, in styles ranging from the informal to the scholarly, these essays explore Hecht's image and poetic devices, his debts to other poets, and his place in the study of modern poetry. The Burdens of Formality presents varied perspectives that demonstrate the extensive influence that Hecht has commanded on the work of modern poets and the study of verse.

About the Author/Editor

SYDNEY LEA is a poet, essayist, and novelist whose many works include Young of the Year and A Little Wildness: Some Notes on Rambling. He was founder and long time editor of the New England Review. In 2011 he was named the Poet Laureate of Vermont.