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Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

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Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Year 31/07/2020
Pages 248
Version hardback
Readership level General/trade
ISBN 9780748695324
Categories Poetry, Literature: history & criticism, Literary studies: poetry & poets
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A ground-breaking analysis of the short form lineage in twentieth-century American poetry Proposes a new genealogy of 20th century and contemporary American verse Contains in-depth discussion of key American poets and movements Will appeal to graduates and scholars in both the modernist and contemporary fields Reading a century of American poetry through the prism of short form, this book analyses the centrality of an aesthetic of brevity to American modernist verse. It begins with Imagism and devotes chapters to William Carlos Williams, George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, Robert Creeley, Larry Eigner, Robert Grenier and Rae Armantrout. Montgomery combines his larger argument, which takes issue with epic-driven narratives of Modernist poetry, with sensitive and original readings of numerous short and short-lined poems. Suggesting a reappraisal of key movements as objectivism, Black Mountain poetry and Language Writing, he opens new lines of discussion around the major poets of the period

Short Form American Poetry: The Modernist Tradition

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