Poetry and Music
Poetry and Music is a passionate and intellectually playful conversation across borders that rethreads long-severed bonds between the two art forms. Hollander's authoritative and accessible criticism guides us through the moments when both modes work in tandem-and leads us to ask why they only sometimes do so successfully. His subjects include hack lyrics in popular music, the effect of setting poetry to music, how music works against enjambment in both metrical and free verse, and musical verse in the works of Donne, Shelley, Keats, and Tennyson, among others.
John Hollander is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. A preeminent American poet, he is author of seventeen volumes of poetry, the most recent Figurehead, and eight critical works, the most recent, The Poetry of Everyday Life. He also edited numerous anthologies, and served as co-editor of The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. In 1990, he was made a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation.