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by Timothy Steele

  • ISBN: 1557283761
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Timothy Steele
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press; Reprint edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 96
  • ePub book: 1801 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Timothy Steele was born in 1948 in Burlington, Vermont, and holds degrees from Stanford University and Brandeis . Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems, 1970-1986, University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville), 1995.

Timothy Steele was born in 1948 in Burlington, Vermont, and holds degrees from Stanford University and Brandeis University, where he studied with the poet . The influence of formal masters like Cunningham and Yvor Winters, a force at Stanford for much of the early 20th century, is apparent in Steele’s poetry, which is notable for its allegiance to traditional forms, meters, and rhyme schemes. Toward the Winter Solstice, Swallow Press/Ohio University Press (Athens, OH), 2006.

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Timothy Steele (born January 22, 1948) is an American poet, who generally writes in meter and rhyme.

Steele has published three additional collections: Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems (1986), The Color Wheel . The first two books were reprinted in a joint volume, Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 (1995).

Steele has published three additional collections: Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems (1986), The Color Wheel (1994), and most recently, Toward the Winter Solstice (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2006). In recent years, Steele has often been associated with the New Formalism movement, but as the British poet and critic Peter Dale has noted, "his interest in, advocacy and use of traditional form began much earlier than the stirrings of that amorphous grouping.

Timothy Steele’s previous collections of poetry include The Color Wheel and Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986. He has also published two widely discussed works of literary criticism, Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt against Meter and All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification. Many of Steele's most memorable poems in prior books deal with the fleetingness of pleasure ("Eros" and "An Aubade") and of life and relationships ("The Skimming Stone" and "Walking Her Home"). In the new book, though, Steele focuses on the persistence of what is closely seen or deeply felt.

Sapphics and Uncertainties : Poems 1970-1986. Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems appeared in 1986 and solidified and extended Steele's reputation as, in the words of Publishers Weekly, "one of the finest contemporary poets to write in meter and traditional forms.

Steele is the author of 5 books of poetry, among them, Sapphics Against Anger, and other . Sapphics against Anger, and other poems. New York: Random House, 1986. Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems, 1970-1986. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1995.

Steele is the author of 5 books of poetry, among them, Sapphics Against Anger, and other poems (1986). His poetry is more strictly "formal" than the work of most fellow New Formalists in that he rarely uses inexact rhymes or metrical substitutions, and is sparing in his use of enjambment.

Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986. The Music of His History: Poems for Charles Gullans on His Sixtieth Birthday. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1995. Toward the Winter Solstice. Athens, OH: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2006. Florence, KY: Robert L. Barth Press, 1989. Timothy Steele Interviewed by David Kosub, in Speaking of Poems, December 18, 2009. Timothy Steele Interview, in The Nervous Breakdown, July 31, 2010. com/category/poetry).

Timothy Steele was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1948 and is a professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles. He went on to become a prominent figure in the New Formalism movement. His poetry is known as more strictly 'formal' than the work of most fellow New Formalists because of his rare use of inexact rhymes or metrical substitutions, and his sparingness in his use of enjambment.

Steele, Timothy Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986

Steele, Timothy Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986. ISBN 13: 9781557283757. Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 draws together these two books into a single volume. In addition to four collections of poems, he is the author of two books on prosody: Missing Measures, a study of the literary and historical background of modern free verse; and All the Fun's in How You Say a Thing, an introduction to English versification.

"Desperately and delightfully unfashionable" was how reviewer Richmond Lattimore characterized Timothy Steele's Uncertainties and Rest when it first appeared in 1979. Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems appeared in 1986 and solidified and extended Steele's reputation as, in the words of Publishers Weekly, "one of the finest contemporary poets to write in meter and traditional forms." Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 draws together these two books into a single volume. This collection offers the most substantial gathering yet from a body of work widely praised for its tonal and thematic range and for its wit and warmth of feeling.

Comments

Mot Mot
Gorgeous poetry by one of our greatest poets. Moving, funny, wise, finely crafted, and just downright beautiful. A book to keep close at hand, to be reminded of what it means to be human--and to be reminded that such fine poetry exists in this world.
Blacknight Blacknight
Outstanding effort by one of the best poets using rhyme and meter today. Comparing Mr.Steele to Gjertrud Schnackenberg,Dana Gioia,Robert Mezey,Greg Williamson,et al shows him in an extremely bright light and good company. The rhythm of his poetry moves and the impassioned messages are moving as well. Here is a sampling to whet the appetite:
'We enter life and thus inherit/The Kingdom of the human voice./ The Word is Word because we share it./Wonder encourages our choice/To sort out life's conflicting data,/To come to terms with its traumata,/To shape ourselves to nothing less/Than reasoned self-forgetfulness./For years we've traded rhyme and measure,/And if our poems are books today,/It is in hopes that others may/Take from them solace,sense,or pleasure,/ Though years pass with accustomed speed/And though the times we shared recede.'
Another favorite is about Luther at Wartburg,1521-22 (excerpt) 'Odd,how his genius courts expectancy,/And views life as a text it's read./Yet others,seeking God in all they see,/Not finding Him,will claim He's dead,/Or will descry false gods when history slips/Into a fraudulent Apocalypse.'
A great epigram that clinches the book for any reader/reviewer: 'Beethoven's 9th at the Hollywood Bowl': The chorus sings, musicians play,/ But on a stage so far away,/ It is as if we strain to hear/ The 1824 premiere.
Get your hands on anything by Mr. Steele, such as Color Wheel and his prose explanation of meter and verse 'All the Fun's In How You Say a Thing'. Enjoy!
Exellent Exellent
Timothy Steele, in terms of his command of meter and rhyme, wit and irony, powers of observation and restraint, is the finest of the New Formalist poets. My only complaint with his work is that I get a strong sense of deja vu when reading it -- sometimes I think I'm reading Richard Wilbur instead. (Of course, Richard Wilbur is hardly a bad model.) Steele writes almost entirely in meter and rhyme and is the most competent poet featured in the "Rebel Angels" anthology.
Flocton Flocton
Sapphics and Uncertainties contains Tim Steele's first two collections of Poetry, "Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems" and "Uncertainties and Rest." It's a slim volume of intelligent poetry written in meter and form. This collection, much like the lates one "Color Wheel", shows why Steele is considered one of the best poets writing formal verse. Every line, every word is well thought out. Steele is one of the poets that should be on your shelf.