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Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most representative writings of the past two decades and shows more clearly than ever before the depth and breadth of  contemporary American poetics. Collectively, these essays break with conventional interpretive frameworks and traditional generic boundaries of poetry to give fresh voice to the  poetics of our time.

Neither dismissive of the aesthetic value(s) of poetry, nor reluctant to articulate the ways in which aesthetic evaluation is complicated by the mediating influences of history, culture, class, gender, race, and academic status, the writers presented in this anthology celebrate the artifice of the poetic text while also accepting as a given the indeterminacy of its inception and reception.
 
Individual pieces range in style and approach from theoretical writings to discussions of individual poets such as Emily Dickinson, Louis Zukofsky, and Bob Kaufman. The authors consider such critical issues as gender and the possibilities of a feminist poetics, the textual politics of race and class, and the broader implications of an avant-garde practice.

CONTENTS / CONTRIBUTORS

 

Section 1: Form/Syntax/Speech

Charles Bernstein

Bob Perelman

Barrett Watten

Michael Davidson

Marjorie Perloff

 

Section 2: Pattern/Experience/Song

David Antin

Leslie Scalapino

Lyn Hejinian

John Taggart

 

Section 3: Institutions and Ideology

James Sherry

Ron Silliman

Steve McCaffery

Hank Lazer

Nathaniel Mackey

Maria Damon

 

Section 4: Poetics and Gender

Rae Armantrout

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Susan Howe

Book News Annotation:

Eighteen essays by contemporary poets and critics from the literary avant-garde discuss the writing and reading of poetry, and suggest expanded possibilities of relating to the poetic text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This collection brings together the most important writings on contemporary poetics by poets and critics who have shaped and defined the contemporary literary avant-garde.

Synopsis:

“A heady anthology of superb critical essays.”
Contemporary Literature
 
“An admirable and indeed successful attempt to clear the opaque waters of contemporary poetics. . . . timely, perspicacious, and fascinating. The essays collected here should inform readings of a far wider range of texts than the introduction’s emphasis on the avant-garde so modestly suggests, and than our historical tendency to taxonomies of poetry would usually permit.”
American Studies
 
“Beach usefully brings together a number of influential essays and excerpts from larger studies by Language poets and by a growing number of university-based critics and scholars interested in Language-oriented work.”
—Times Literary Supplement
 
Contributions by:
Charles Bernstein, Bob Perelman, Barrett Watten, Michael Davidson, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Leslie Scalapino, Lyn Hejinian, John Taggart, James Sherry, Ron Silliman, Steve McCaffrey, Hank Lazer, Nathaniel Mackey, Maria Damon, Rae Armantrout, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Susan Howe

About the Author

Christopher Beach is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817309541
Editor:
Beach, Christopher
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Editor:
Beach, Christopher
Author:
Beach, Christopher
Location:
Tuscaloosa :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Modern & Contemporary Poetics
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This collection brings together the most important writings on contemporary poetics by poets and critics who have shaped and defined the contemporary literary avant-garde.
"Synopsis" by ,
“A heady anthology of superb critical essays.”
Contemporary Literature
 
“An admirable and indeed successful attempt to clear the opaque waters of contemporary poetics. . . . timely, perspicacious, and fascinating. The essays collected here should inform readings of a far wider range of texts than the introduction’s emphasis on the avant-garde so modestly suggests, and than our historical tendency to taxonomies of poetry would usually permit.”
American Studies
 
“Beach usefully brings together a number of influential essays and excerpts from larger studies by Language poets and by a growing number of university-based critics and scholars interested in Language-oriented work.”
—Times Literary Supplement
 
Contributions by:
Charles Bernstein, Bob Perelman, Barrett Watten, Michael Davidson, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Leslie Scalapino, Lyn Hejinian, John Taggart, James Sherry, Ron Silliman, Steve McCaffrey, Hank Lazer, Nathaniel Mackey, Maria Damon, Rae Armantrout, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Susan Howe
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