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Emerson, Pragmatism, and the “New American Poetry”

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Pragmatist poetics offers a conceptual vocabulary for analyzing the rhetoric, the obsessions, the tactics, and the ambivalences that operate in experimental American poetry, especially with regard to ... More


Amiri Baraka and the Poetics of Turning Away

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The supreme importance of turning away—and its centrality to the definition of poetry itself—speaks volumes about Amiri Baraka's poetics and the course of his volatile, controversial career. The ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book has examined a vision of poetry that icontinually turns away from and returns to group affiliations and assimilation—from the experimental poetics of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri ... More


Giorno Poetry Systems

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How did music – both in terms of its sound, its lyrics, and its associated recording technologies – encourage St. Mark’s affiliated poets to get their tracks on vinyl and ensure their poetry and ... More


Poetry Off the Page: Sound Aesthetics in Print

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 explored the intersection of art and politics in terms of a new poetry produced in tune with the vocal imperatives of local and global ideology. This chapter moves on to the effects that ... More


The New Poetry, Georgians and Others: The Open Window (1910–11), The Poetry Review (1912–15), Poetry and Drama (1913–14), and New Numbers (1914)

Dominic Hibberd

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654291
eISBN:
9780191803635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the histories of four literary magazines which ran from 1910 to 1914: The Open Window, The Poetry Review, Poetry and Drama, and New Numbers. The Open Window, a monthly, edited ... More


Mechanical Form and Avant-Garde Aesthetics

Brian M. Reed

in Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451577
eISBN:
9780801469589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451577.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter expounds on the concept of “hybrid” or “new consensus” poetry, discussed in Chapter 2. As an influential contemporary variety of verse, one could call hybrid poetry the new mainstream. ... More


Poetry: a Magazine of Verse (1912–36), ‘Biggest of Little Magazines’1

Helen Carr

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the history of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, one of the best known of ‘little magazines’ of literary modernism, perhaps the one that encapsulates the centrality of small ... More


The New Poetry: The Glebe (1913–14); Others (1915–19); and Poetry Review of America (1916–17)

Suzanne W. Churchill and Ethan Jaffee

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Poetry became a popular form of entertainment in 1915. A ‘new poetry’, also known as free verse or vers libre, became the rage and a source of lively and contentious debate among poets, critics, and ... More


Young, Blithe, and Whimsical: The Avant-Gardism of

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter challenges the conceptual model dominating histories of modern American poetry from the 1940s, in which political and aesthetic radicalism are seen as mutually exclusive responses to ... More


“Each Day So Different, Yet Still Alike”: James Schuyler and the Elusive Everyday

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Rather than seeing James Schuyler as a poet of traditional realism and mimesis, devoted to capturing “things as they are” and celebrating the daily, this chapter presents a new way of viewing ... More


Arrival in English: Lowell, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Holub

Justin Quinn

in Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198744436
eISBN:
9780191805783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744436.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with a consideration of the situation of Anglo-American poetry in the 1960s, asking why it would later become so receptive to Eastern European poetry. Here the key figure is A. ... More


A Modernism of the City

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century, locating it within the collective efforts of poets, editors, publishers, and readers involved in the ... More


The New Poetry beyond the Complaints

in 'The New Poet': Novelty and Tradition in Spenser's Complaints

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238034
eISBN:
9781846313660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313660.009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the further implications of the innovatory poetic Spenser proposes in the major Complaints. Inevitably, this inquiry will repudiate the suggestion that Spenser's poems are work ... More


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