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Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology

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Witty, sexy, gritty, outrageous, emotional, hilarious, honest, courageous. What do these words describe? A growing movement in American literary circles: Stand Up Poetry.

Over twenty years ago, Charles Harper Webb discovered a vibrant and invigorating poetry scene in southern California. Featuring some of America's best contemporary poets, this scene, according to Webb, ?showed insight, imagination, craft, philosophical depth, but most of all, it was funny, and it was fun.? Stand Up Poetry: The Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond (1990) was the result of Webb's enthusiasm for this poetic genre.

A decade later, the popularity of performance poetry, poetry slams, and poetry readings is on the rise, and Webb has expanded his anthology to include a greater sampling of poets from across the country. From Charles Bukowski to Billy Collins and Allison Joseph, the poets included in this collection are popular and emerging, classical and experimental, young and old; yet all exhibit the characteristics so important to Stand Up Poetry?humor, performability, accessibility, individuality. Most important, these poems are enjoyable when read silently or aloud, on the page or on the stage.

Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology is at its core a celebration of poetry offering readers a wonderful lesson in the power of words to entertain and inspire.

Review:

?One of the most entertaining anthologies you'll ever read.? Chiron Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877457954
Editor:
Webb, Charles Harper
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Editor:
Webb, Charles Harper
Author:
Webb, Charles Harper
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Recitations
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 5J01-04
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.75 in

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