Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems” as Want to Read:
The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems

by
3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
As Gertrude Stein might have put it, a cento is a collage is a mix tape is a video montage.

This hypothetical description is fitting in a number of ways. Although the cento form is ancient—in existence since at least the days of Virgil and Homer—it was also used to striking effect in the Modern era: consider, for example, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Ezra Pound’s Cantos
...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Red Hen Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Cento, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Cento

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-15)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Mike
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed in this book. The cento is one of my favorite forms and I also have a piece in this collection. Unfortunately, I found the poems to be very uneven and often uninteresting. Theresa Malphrus Welford, the editor, has done a lot of work putting this book together and she is to be commended for that. Indeed, her poem, "Fatima," collaged from Diana Abu-Jaber's excellent novel Arabian Jazz, is an excellent example of how a cento can be seamless and compelling:

It's terrible to
...more
Literary Review The
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Theresa Malphrus Welford, editor
The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems

(Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2011)

By Chloe Yelena Miller

"The Cento" was reviewed in The Literary Review
"Loss Control" Fall 2012, The Shortlist
www.theliteraryreview.org

The Cento is an anthology of poems that combine place, voice, and authorship to carry the reader away from familiar beginnings. Most of the poems repurpose, rewrite, and reorganize an original document, whether it’s a piece by a well-known poet or prose write
...more
Red Hen Press
rated it it was amazing
Jun 23, 2011
Jessica Starr
rated it did not like it
Jun 28, 2017
Richard
rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2014
Kate Gale
rated it it was amazing
Aug 12, 2013
Jude Brigley
marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2011
Eryk
marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2011
Nw23
marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2011
Evan
added it
Feb 16, 2012
Jennifer
marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
J-
marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2015
Marcia
added it
Jan 10, 2016
Tracey
marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
Holly
marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »