Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 October 2006

192 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195313253

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Questions of Possibility

Contemporary Poetry and Poetic Form

David Caplan

Questions of Possibility examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the new possibilities they discover and the traditions they find unimaginable. The poetic forms discussed include the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and heroic couplet.