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American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry

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This spirited anthology of contemporary American poetry focuses on the new poem — the hybrid — a synthesis of traditional and experimental styles.

As Cole Swensen argues in the introduction to this comprehensive new anthology, the long-acknowledged "fundamental division" between experimental and traditional is disappearing in American poetry in favor of hybrid approaches that blend trends from accessible lyricism to linguistic exploration. The focus in American Hybrid is on the blend; the more than seventy poets featured here — including Jorie Graham, Albert Goldbarth, and Lyn Hejinian — have found new and often unique ways to reconfigure the innumerable and sometimes conflicting voices of the past thirty years. The editors have crafted short introductory essays on each of the poets in the anthology, providing biographical backgrounds and positioning them within the current of contemporary poetry. This new anthology is essential reading for those who care about the present moment — and the future — of American verse.

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"Should poetry be traditional? Or experimental? ....here are poets who know that the best work can never really be labeled." Library Journal

Synopsis:

This spirited anthology of contemporary American poetry focuses on the new poem--the hybrid--a synthesis of traditional and experimental styles.

Synopsis:

As Cole Swensen argues in the introduction to this comprehensive new anthology, the long-acknowledged "fundamental division" between experimental and traditional is disappearing in American poetry in favor of hybrid approaches that blend trends from accessible lyricism to linguistic exploration. The focus in American Hybridis on the blend; the more than seventy poets featured here--including Jorie Graham, Albert Goldbarth, and Lyn Hejinian--have found new and often unique ways to reconfigure the innumerable and sometimes conflicting voices of the past thirty years. The editors have crafted short introductory essays on each of the poets in the anthology, providing biographical backgrounds and positioning them within the current of contemporary poetry. This new anthology is essential reading for those who care about the present moment--and the future--of American verse.

About the Author

David St. John has published nine collections of poetry, including The Face. He teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Venice, California.

Cole Swensen's most recent collection is The Glass Age. She teaches at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop and lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333756
Author:
Cole Swenson and David St. John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Swensen, Cole
Editor:
St John, David
Author:
David St. John
Author:
David St. John
Author:
St John, David
Author:
Swensen, Cole
Subject:
General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry - 21st century
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "Should poetry be traditional? Or experimental? ....here are poets who know that the best work can never really be labeled."
"Synopsis" by , This spirited anthology of contemporary American poetry focuses on the new poem--the hybrid--a synthesis of traditional and experimental styles.
"Synopsis" by , As Cole Swensen argues in the introduction to this comprehensive new anthology, the long-acknowledged "fundamental division" between experimental and traditional is disappearing in American poetry in favor of hybrid approaches that blend trends from accessible lyricism to linguistic exploration. The focus in American Hybridis on the blend; the more than seventy poets featured here--including Jorie Graham, Albert Goldbarth, and Lyn Hejinian--have found new and often unique ways to reconfigure the innumerable and sometimes conflicting voices of the past thirty years. The editors have crafted short introductory essays on each of the poets in the anthology, providing biographical backgrounds and positioning them within the current of contemporary poetry. This new anthology is essential reading for those who care about the present moment--and the future--of American verse.
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