Although Burt’s handy summary of contemporary poetics is based in solid scholarship, as this generally accepted outline reaches its third- and fourth-hand permutations in the scholarship chain, the story begins to replace the facts, with damaging results. If television designers like to lay claim to knowledge of sweeping movements or styles, such as “Hollywood Regency” or “Modern Urban Beach”—some of which they seem to be making up as they go along— so too do poets and critics like to suggest intimate knowledge of the works of varied authors by bandying about the names of camps. For instance, it is now commonplace that the coincident rise of Confessionalism and writing programs spurred reaction, experiment, and further fragmentation, ranging from semiotic explorations to a return to rhyme and meter.
The poetic prowess runs deep within Kilian Hennessy. Almost as deep as his business savvy. The enigmatic Kilian Asian Tales collection of Water Calligraphy, Bamboo Calligraphy and Flower of Immortality are soon to be added to by the glorious Sacred Wood and Imperial Tea releases (respecting the cultures of India and China respectively), launching April 2014.
The Sacred Wood Essays On Poetry And Criticism
Charles E. Bressler, Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition, Longman, 2011.
Stephen Burt, Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry, Graywolf, 2009.
T.S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” The Sacred Wood, Essays on Poetry and Criticism, Methune, 1920.
Holly Hobbie, The Art of Holly Hobbie: Drawing on Affection, Random House, 1986.