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Subject: English: Poetry

Poet's Chamber Series

Gertrude Claytor Award Winner: James Ragan -Poetry Society of America
"In Jim Ragan's poetry there is a juxtaposition that makes his work exhilarating." -Studs Terkel
"Ragan's poems are full of striking phrases that take a fresh look at the world." -Richard Click for more

Enjambment: William Carlos Williams and the Imagists

Enjambment: William Carlos Williams and the Imagists

"Highly Recommended. This program is an invaluable guide for students of all ages interested in American poetry and the writers who were influential in creating the fresh and unique rhythmic style which is distinctly American." -National Media Review
Professor James Ragan focuses on the poetry of William Carlos Williams and other imagists, such as Marianne Moore, Hilda Doolittle, and Amy Lowell. Beginning with a reading of The Red Wheelbarrow, Professor Ragan then extends his lecture to include Williams’ ideas about objectivism, his concentration on living for the moment, and what the poet means by his famous statement, "no ideas but in things." Professor Ragan also explains the technique of "enjambment" - a method which extends a line’s meaning into the next, connects thoughts together, and propels the reader through a body of work. 00/08DE JSCA 60 min.
Also See: Kenneth Patchen: An Art of Engagement; On the Margins: Stettheimer and Demuth, Part 2

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