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The Orbit of Meter: Writings on Poems and Prosody by Robert Wallace

James S. Baumlin

Robert Wallace (1932-1999) forged a distinguished career as a poet, teacher, editor, and prosodist. Printed here for the first time, the monograph Free Verse and the Orbit of Meter mounts a rigorous defense of his original--and still controversial--theory of prosody first outlined in the essay, "Meter in English," which begins this volume. A native Ozarker, Wallace was a prolific letter writer whose correspondents included John Updike, Dana Gioia, Donald Hall, Ted Hughes, Linda Pastan, and Mary Oliver. The volume ends with a descriptive inventory of his literary correspondence

Book Details

  • Publisher: Moon City Press
  • Publish Date: May 31st, 2023
  • Pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781737961635
  • Categories: General

About the Author

James S. Baum/in is Distinguished Professor English at Missouri State University.
Anne Marie Baker is Head of Special Collections and Archives, Missouri State University.