LINGUIST List 28.4575

Wed Nov 01 2017

Books: We Need to Talk: Theune, Broad

Editor for this issue: Michael Czerniakowski <mikelinguistlist.org>


Date: 24-Oct-2017
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: We Need to Talk: Theune, Broad
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Title: We Need to Talk
Subtitle: A New Method for Evaluating Poetry
Series Title: New Writing Viewpoints
Published: 2017
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=%209781783098859

Author: Michael Theune
Author: Bob Broad
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783098859 Pages: 160 Price: U.S. $ 129.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783098859 Pages: 160 Price: U.K. £ 89.95
Abstract:

We evaluate poems constantly: as workshop leaders, competition judges and journal editors. But how do we judge the success of verse in these contexts? The authors propose an innovative method by which anyone involved in the assessment of poetry can be more transparent about how they value verse. This book foregrounds the ethical and professional obligations of poets, teachers and critics to conduct axiological inquiry so they can discover and publish what they value. We Need to Talk suggests why and how people who care about poetry should communally explore and document their shared (and conflicting) values. This is the first book to provide the background and theory, as well as a practical, working model, for the communal, empirical evaluation of creative writing.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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