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The Cambridge companion to American poetry since 1945 / edited by Jennifer Ashton
Alternate Title American poetry since 1945
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS323.5 .C27 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Physical Description xxx, 238 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "The extent to which American poetry reinvented itself after World War II is a testament to the changing social, political, and economic landscape of twentieth-century American life. Registering an important shift in the way scholars contextualize modern and contemporary American literature, this Companion explores how American poetry has documented and, at times, helped propel the literary and cultural revolutions of the past sixty-five years. Offering authoritative and accessible essays from fourteen distinguished scholars, the Companion sheds new light on the Beat, Black Arts, and other movements while examining institutions that govern poetic practice in the United States today. The text also introduces seminal figures like Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, and Gwendolyn Brooks while situating them alongside phenomena such as the "academic poet" and popular forms such as spoken word and rap, revealing the breadth of their shared history. Students, scholars, and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to post-war and late twentieth-century American poetry."--Publisher's website
Contents Periodizing poetic practice since 1945 / Jennifer Ashton -- From the late modernism of the 'objectivists' to the proto-postmodernism of 'Project Verse' / Mark Scroggins -- Confessional poetry / Deborah Nelson -- Surrealism as a living modernism: what the New York poets learned from two generations of New York painting / Charles Altieri -- The San Francisco renaissance / Michael Davidson -- Three generations of Beat poetics / Ronna C. Johnson -- The poetics of chant and inner/outer space: the Black Arts movement / Margo Natalie Crawford -- Feminist poetries / Lisa Sewell -- Ecopoetries in America / Nick Selby -- Language writing / Steve McCaffery -- American poetry and its institutions / Hank Lazer -- The contemporary 'mainstream' lyric / Christina Pugh -- Poems in and out of school: Allen Grossman and Susan Howe / Oren Izenberg -- Rap, hip-hop, spoken word / Michael W. Clune -- Poetry of the twenty-first century: the first decade / Jennifer Ashton
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Alternate Author Ashton, Jennifer, 1964-

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