Teaching the New English: Teaching Modernist Poetry

Poetry, Teaching library, Twentieth century literature

modernistEdited by Nicky Marsh and Peter Middleton

Print Pub Date: January 2010
Online Date: October 2010


Modernist poetry has a reputation for difficulty as well as brilliance, obscurity as well as innovations central to modern culture. Modernist poets have experimented with form, subject matter, visual appearance, oral performance, publication, and every aspect of the material and intellectual culture of the poem. Helping students to recognise and understand the energies and interventions at work in this poetry makes great demands on the teacher of literature. In this timely book, leading poets and scholars discuss the pleasures and challenges of teaching the exciting, diverse field of modernist poetry from the beginning of the last century to the present. You will find here many practical classroom ideas, along with plenty of useful information about poets, poems, critics and histories of poetry.