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John Ciardi (1916–1986)

Forfatter af How Does a Poem Mean?

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John Anthony Ciardi was born on June 24, 1916 in Boston. He was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. He translated Dante's Divine Comedy, wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and long-time poetry editor, and vis mere directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont. In 1959, Ciardi published a book on how to read, write, and teach poetry, How Does a Poem Mean?, which has proven to be among the most-used books of its kind. He attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and Tufts University in Boston where he studied under the poet John Holmes. He received his degree in 1938, and won a scholarship to the University of Michigan, where he obtained his master's degree the next year and won the first of many awards for his poetry,e.g., the prestigious Hopwood Award. Ciardi taught at the University of Kansas City before joining the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942. He was discharged in October 1945 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. After the war, Mr. Ciardi returned briefly to Kansas State, before being named instructor in 1946, and later assistant professor, in the Briggs Copeland chair at Harvard University, where he stayed until 1953. Ciardi had published his first book of poems, Homeward to America, in 1940, before the war, and his next book, Other Skies, focusing on his wartime experiences, was published in 1947. He had begun translating Dante for his classes at Harvard and continued with the work throughout his time there. His translation of The Inferno was published in 1954. Ciardi's translation of The Purgatorio followed in 1961 and The Paradiso in 1970. John Ciardi died on Easter Sunday in 1986 of a heart attack. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) If an author "name" includes an author and translator, please combine it with the author, not the translator. Thus "Dante, translated by Ciardi" should be combined with Dante Alighieri, not with John Ciardi.  And, of course, it's better still to list them separately as author and translator, instead of together as if they were a single entity.

John Ciardi wrote a science fiction story, The Hypnoglyph, as James Anthony. It appeared in an anthology named Science Fiction Stories.

Værker af John Ciardi

How Does a Poem Mean? (1959) 319 eksemplarer
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You (1800) 310 eksemplarer
A Browser's Dictionary (1980) 190 eksemplarer
I Met a Man (1961) 81 eksemplarer
Limericks (1967) 47 eksemplarer
Doodle Soup (1985) 41 eksemplarer
Man Who Sang the Sillies (1607) 39 eksemplarer
You Know Who (1964) 38 eksemplarer
The Reason for the Pelican (1959) 35 eksemplarer
Someone Could Win a Polar Bear (1970) 30 eksemplarer
Mid-Century American Poets (1950) 24 eksemplarer
A Grossery of Limericks (1981) 22 eksemplarer
The Collected Poems of John Ciardi (1997) 21 eksemplarer
A Third Browser's Dictionary (2001) 20 eksemplarer
In the Stoneworks (1961) 18 eksemplarer
39 poems (1959) 17 eksemplarer
Echoes: Poems Left Behind (1989) 17 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1984) 17 eksemplarer
John J. Plenty and Fiddler Dan (1963) 16 eksemplarer
An Alphabestiary (1966) 15 eksemplarer
For Instance (1979) 15 eksemplarer
The Little That Is All (1974) 14 eksemplarer
This Strangest Everything (1966) 14 eksemplarer
The wish-tree (1962) 13 eksemplarer
I Marry You: A Sheaf of Love Poems (1958) 13 eksemplarer
Poems of Love & Marriage (1988) 11 eksemplarer
The Birds of Pompeii (1985) 10 eksemplarer
Person to Person: Poems (1964) 10 eksemplarer
Dialogue with an audience (2012) 10 eksemplarer
As If: Poems New and Selected (1955) 9 eksemplarer
Lives of X. (1971) 9 eksemplarer
Manner of speaking (1972) 8 eksemplarer
An Introduction to literature (1959) 8 eksemplarer
Other skies: Poems (1947) 6 eksemplarer
In fact; [poems] 6 eksemplarer
Homeward to America 5 eksemplarer
Scrappy the Pup (1960) 4 eksemplarer
John Ciardi: Measure of the Man (1987) 4 eksemplarer
The Purgatorio (1961) 4 eksemplarer
Michael Delacroix 2 eksemplarer
Live another day;: Poems (1949) 2 eksemplarer
The Glass Canoe 1 eksemplar
The Hypnoglyph 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Ciardi, John Anthony
Andre navne
Anthony, John (pseudonym)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Edison, New Jersey, USA
heart attack
Metuchen, New Jersey, USA
Bates College
Tufts University (BA ∙ 1938)
University of Michigan (MA ∙ 1939)
university professor
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1957])
US Army Air Corps (1942)
Bread Loaf School of English
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Harvard University (vis alle 7)
Rutgers University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Air Medal (and Oak Leaf Cluster WWII)
Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1957)
Prix de Rome (1956)
Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize (1955)
Oplysning om flertydighed
If an author "name" includes an author and translator, please combine it with the author, not the translator. Thus "Dante, translated by Ciardi" should be combined with Dante Alighieri, not with John Ciardi.  And, of course, it's better still to list them separately as author and translator, instead of together as if they were a single entity.

John Ciardi wrote a science fiction story, The Hypnoglyph, as James Anthony. It appeared in an anthology named Science Fiction Stories.



For this poem I realized the poetic elements were alliteration, assonance, and hyperbole. I think the meaning of the poem is about Ciardi's personal feelings to having to become successful and remind himself to not give up.
carteaga | Feb 29, 2024 |
Great Collection by two birlliant minds!
alanac50 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 27, 2024 |
At once an introduction to the art of poetry and a selection of poetry both fine and interesting. The authors attempt to penetrate the mystery that surrounds poetry with some success. One may not agree with all of their opinions but the experience of engaging with poetry under their direction yields benefits that lead to more enjoyment of poetry going forward.
jwhenderson | 3 andre anmeldelser | Mar 7, 2022 |



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