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  • Poetic Machinationsby Michael Golston

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The shape, lineation, and prosody of postmodern poems are extravagantly inventive, imbuing their form with as much meaning as their content. Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in philosophy,... more...

  • The Poetics of Information Overloadby Paul Stephens

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Information overload is a subject of vital, ubiquitous concern in our time. The Poetics of Information Overload reveals a fascinating genealogy of information saturation through the literary lens of American modernism. Although technology has typically been viewed as hostile or foreign to poetry, Paul Stephens outlines a countertradition within... more...

  • The Point Is To Change Itby Jerome McGann

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    A preeminent critic maps the frontier of contemporary poetry. In this book, Jerome McGann argues that contemporary language-oriented writing implies a marked change in the way we think about our poetic tradition on one hand and in the future of criticism on the other. He focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual... more...

  • Everybody's Autonomyby Juliana Spahr

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Experimental texts empower the reader by encouraging self-governing approaches to reading and by placing the reader on equal footing with the author. Everybody's Autonomy is about reading and identity.   Contemporary avant garde writing has often been overlooked by those who study literature and identity. Such writing has been perceived as... more...

  • The State of the Artby David Lehman

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The acclaimed annual, The Best American Poetry , is the most prestigious showcase of new poetry in the United States and Canada. Each year since the series began in 1988, David Lehman has contributed a foreword, and this has evolved into a sort of state-of-the-art address that surveys new developments and explores various matters facing poets and... more...

  • Walt Whitman's Selected Journalismby Walt Whitman; Douglas A. Noverr; Jason Stacy

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Long before he was a celebrated poet, Walt Whitman was a working journalist. By the time he published the first edition of Leaves of Grass in 1855, Whitman had edited three newspapers and published thousands of reviews, editorials, and human-interest stories in newspapers in and around New York City. Yet for decades, much of his journalism has been... more...

  • A History of American Poetryby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50

    A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day. Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places... more...

  • In Walt We Trustby John Marsh

    Monthly Review Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    Life in the United States today is shot through with uncertainty: about our jobs, our mortgaged houses, our retirement accounts, our health, our marriages, and the future that awaits our children. For many, our lives, public and private, have come to feel like the discomfort and unease you experience the day or two before you get really sick. Our... more...

  • A Sense of Regardby Laura McCullough

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Sense of Regard , says Laura McCullough, “is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases.”. The contributors... more...

  • The Objectivist Nexusby Rachel Blau DuPlessis; Peter Quartermain; Eric Homberger; Peter Middleton; Burton Hatlen; Alan Golding; Charles Altieri; Yves di Manno; Charles Bernstein; John Seed; Michael Heller; Norman Finkelstein; Peter Nichols; Robert Franciosi; Andrew Crozier; Stephen Fredman; Ming-Qian Ma

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    "Objectivist" writers, conjoined through a variety of personal, ideological, and literary-historical links, have, from the late 1920s to the present, attracted emulation and suspicion. Representing a nonsymbolist, postimagist poetics and characterized by a historical, realist, antimythological worldview, Objectivists have retained their outsider... more...