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Poetry and Mindfulness

Interruption to a Journey

Authors: Walpert, Bryan

  • Offers a fresh argument in defense of the humanities
  • Highlights similarities between mindfulness and the study of poetry
  • Analyzes traditional and experimental poetry as well as scientific studies of mindfulness
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About this book

At a time when the Humanities are under threat, this book offers a defense of poetry within the context of growing interest in mindfulness in business, health care, and education. The book argues that the benefits and insights mindfulness provides are also cultivated by the study of poetry. These benefits include a focus on the present, the ability to see through scripts and habits, a rethinking of subjectivity, and the development of ecological or systems thinking. Bryan Walpert employs close readings of traditional and experimental poetry and draws on scientific studies of the effects of mindfulness or reading literature on the brain. It argues the skills that poetry, like mindfulness, cultivates are useful beyond the page or classroom and ultimately are necessary to engage with such global issues as the environmental crisis.


About the authors

Bryan Walpert is Associate Professor in the School of English & Media Studies at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. His publications include the poetry collections Etymology, A History of Glass, and Native Bird; the fiction collection Ephraim’s Eyes, and the monograph Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Walpert, Bryan

    Pages 1-15

  • Mindfulness, Mindlessness, Poetry

    Walpert, Bryan

    Pages 17-34

  • The First Fruit: Interruption to a Journey

    Walpert, Bryan

    Pages 35-56

  • Nature, Defamiliarization, Ambiguity

    Walpert, Bryan

    Pages 57-79

  • The Second Fruit: No-Self

    Walpert, Bryan

    Pages 81-99

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68680-6
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88640-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetry and Mindfulness
Book Subtitle
Interruption to a Journey
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68681-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68681-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68680-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88640-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 125
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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