Contemporary Poetry

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Edinburgh University Press, Apr 6, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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Discussing the work of more than 60 poets from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean, from Sujata Bhatt to M. Philip NourbeSe and from John Ashbery to Eliot Weinberger, Nerys Williams guides students through the key ideas and movements in the study of poetry today. With reference to original manifestos and web-based experiments, as well as the role of information culture in shaping and distributing poetry globally this book engages with the full vitality of the contemporary poetry scene.
 

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Williams' study of trends and movements in late 20th and early 21st century is the best out there right now. It is hampered by academese and critical jargon but is otherwise and thoughtful and informative look at poetry in English up through the first decade of the new century. Read full review

Contents

Series Preface
1988
Introduction
Lyric Subiects
Politics and Poetics
Performance and the Poem
Environment and Space
Dialects ldiolects and Multilingual Poetries
Conclusion
Student Resources
Index
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Nerys Williams is College Lecturer in American Literature in the School of English at the University College Dublin

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